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Anne Laymond
Works at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anne-Laymond-Photography/137082919726691
Attended London College of Fashion
Lives in London
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#findyourstyle - 70s cool - Find more inspiration for your photoshoot on my page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anne-Laymond-Photography/137082919726691 - we style it together.  #london #photographer #fashion  #portraits
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I was really into Linux a decade ago, so decided to study IT. In addition to the haughty looks I got from some guys (200 of them, 3 of us) most of those felt the need to test my knowledge daily. Worse thing, they seemed to have a hard time remembering they'd checked I was 'ok', and again I got asked more questions. My uni email got hacked a few times. I would have felt quite singled out if I had let it get to me. Thankfully, I just happened to dress like Lara Croft (she copied me, not the other way around! I'm that old) and I was happy to show off my knowledge (even if that's not me) - so eventually things settled down. BUT the sexism was still there in the fact that some guys just kept looking for anything 'stupid' i could do. It's tiring to be constantly ostracized, however much you like IT, and after a few years like that, I stopped caring, said I didn't know the answer when people tested me. I lost the respect but they left me alone, happy they were to say, 'I told you! Just a girl!'. I'm not sure this will stop in my lifetime, but one bad apple is usually enough to put a lot of girls off. Why bother when society want you to care about handbags? Having to fight everyday for respect/acceptance isn't fair and ends up being a conscious decision. Thankfully there are a lot of lovely guys in IT and they should actively look out for the bad apples, as they're only would-be alpha males who feel threatened.
I could go on forever but I've got some photography jobs to get to (oh yeah, I left IT).
Still, thanks very much guys for the support, most of you are awesome people, who sometimes haven't actually realised you are.
 
I've been quiet about this for almost 5 years, and now I break the silence. Please share if you care. ♥
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Well I've been unable to choose which images out of those was the best to submit to a Smartphone Photowalk competition. We had to go around and look for Texture/Abstract Shapes/Colours, and this is what I came back with. I know the images aren't exactly amazing, but which one do you think I should submit? (only one allowed) Any help appreciated... Thanks!
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Thanks to everyone who helped :-) At the time I had to select the image, 3 was the fav so I chose it. Didn't win, but there were much better pictures in the pool!
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Recent fashion portrait shoot with Adele Reed.
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Dare follow your feelings. Cute love story...
 
JEALOUS!! ... I want a cute love story video like this!

This is the couple I did pictures of yesterday and I'll be doing a Live Photography Worklow hangout tonight in 4hrs

Tim & Kellie

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The groom sketched these and made the video.
Kudos to him! I can only imagine how happy it makes her! Well I know because she's told me how happy it does. ahhhhhh
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Las Vegas
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Artist photographer specialised in portraits based in London, UK. I travel in Europe and elsewhere too.
Education
  • London College of Fashion
    MA Fashion Photography, 2006
  • Universite Bordeaux I
    MSc Computer Engineering (Genie Logiciel)
  • Universite Bordeaux 2
    MSc Cognitive Science
  • University of Cambridge
    Cambridge Proficiency in English
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