Outdoor Photography feature
The 300th issue of Outdoor Photography now out includes a four page feature length article about Jules’ adventures with his son photographing a couple of our most charismatic, threatened species of beetles: the stag beetle and glow-worm.
In it Jules talks about what makes these insects so special, the conservation challenges they face, the unsung beetle champions they met along the way, and how they got involved as citizen scientists to help save these precious species.
It’s also as much a story about wilding childhood and the joy of sharing nature with our children as the future custodians of this planet.
Jules would like to thank Mark Bentley, Editor at Outdoor Photography, for asking him to write the article & the team for the hard work in putting it all together. Outdoor Photography is the most prestigious, most beautiful photography magazine out there. The production quality is a class apart, and the content always first class. Happy anniversary issue, guys!
Wild Isles – Silverback Films and BBC1.
Jules worked as a consultant as part of Silverback Films‘ team that filmed the sequence of a roe deer mother bringing up her new born kids amongst the tranquil, secluded glades and bracken of an ancient woodland cemetery, featured in the Woodland episode of ‘Wild Isles’ .
Wild Isles is a landmark, five part natural history series celebrating the natural wonders of the British Isles, presented by Sir David Attenborough for BBC One and iPlayer.Wild isles is not just a celebration though. It also aims to inspire – a powerful rallying call for the restoration of the fauna and flora of our precious isles that we all home.
BBC Wildlife Cover and Portfolio
The Spring 2023 issue of BBC Wildlife magazine includes a 10-page portfolio, coinciding with the broadcast of Wild Isles, featuring Jules’ work documenting the roe deer and other wildlife that call cemeteries and churchyards home. As well as roe deer, red fox, barn owl and squirrels are also included, accompanied by words crafted by Paul Bloomfield.
Shot exclusively on Canon over a period of 12 years, the feature spans a number of locations, including Wiltshire, Surrey, Sussex, Suffolk and London.
The cover image is a portrait of one of the succession of kids born to the female roe deer who features in the Woodland episode of Wild Isles on which Jules worked as a consultant.
Wild Britain – wild places & natural wonders
Jules has spent the last fifteen years exploring the British Isles, with its rich diversity of fauna and flora.
He now shares this adventure with his family, following together Britain’s spectacular natural wonders through the seasons. As a parent, Jules is a passionate advocate for rewilding childhood, with a focus on time spent outdoors, connecting with nature. Jules feels this has many benefits for our children including mind, body and spirit; fostering a close relationship with the natural world; raising children who are resilient, adventurous, imaginative, happy and free; and educating children about the nature so they grow up understanding and caring about the environment, as future custodians for the protection of our beautiful, fragile planet.
Jules is represented by RSPB Images, the commercial picture library of the RSPB, the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe. RSPB images is now home to around 3,000 of Jules’ images. Jules has chosen to partner exclusively with the RSPB, contributing images as part of their Save Our Wild Isles campaign. The proceeds from image sales are shared, going towards funding the RSPB’s vital conservation work, giving nature a voice.
Jules is a wildlife photography ambassador for the British Deer Society (‘BDS’), in recognition of his work over the last ten years focused on photographing wild roe deer.
Jules’ wildlife images and articles about wildlife photography have been published both in the UK and internationally.
- Wild Isles, the book by Patrick Barkham accompanying the forthcoming landmark BBC natural history series presented by Sir David Attenborough available from all good bookshops.
- Springwatch British Wildlife by Stephen Moss.
- Wonders, Spectacular moments in Nature Photography.
- British Wildlife Photography Awards Collection volumes 2, 3 and 6.
The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent and Telegraph.
- BBC Wildlife magazine
- Outdoor Photography
- BBC Countryfile
- Bird Watching
- British Birds
- Nature’s Home – RSPB
- Waterlife – Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
- The Wildlife Trusts
- Deer Magazine – British Deer Society
- Country Life
- The Countryman
- The Field
- Practical Photography
- The British Journal of Photography
- Amateur photographer
- The Netherlands
- Roots magazine
- The Netherlands
- British Wildlife Photography Awards – Seasons, Category Winner.
- British Wildlife Photography Awards – Highly Commended on numerous occasions in the Animal Portraits, Habitat and Urban categories.
- BigPicture Nature World Photography Competition – Terrestrial Wildlife Finalist.
Jules has judged a number of leading photography competitions including:
- British Wildlife Photography Awards
- RSPCA Young Photographer
- British Deer Society
- Hardy Orchid Society