Portrait Photography in Gosfield Essex
Justin is very much in to re-enactment and likes nothing better than the stale smell of sweat mixed with the acrid aroma of gunpowder whilst enduring a hard day on the battlefields of Essex. (He also enjoys a nice pint in the pub afterwards as well).
He is a member of the 44th East Essex Regiment of Foot Re-Enactment Society and a couple of weeks ago he donned his uniform, cleaned his rifle, polished his bayonet, filled his pipe and headed off into the countryside surrounding the north Essex village of Gosfield. I donned my warm jumper, and waterproof jacket, grabbed my camera and flashguns and we set off to complete a very ‘male’ portrait session.
It was cold and windy, which added greatly to the atmosphere and we were able to set up some brilliant shots, often to the bemused glances of passing walkers – one even stopped to take his own photographs.
If you would like to know more about the Regiment or re-enactment you can find it on the web site at, http://www.44theast-essex.com/
The 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot is a Living History and Re-Enactment Society that portrays the life of the regiment from the year 1800 to the battle of Waterloo in 1815.
Members re-create the lives of the soldiers, non-combatants and their camp followers during the Napoleonic Wars, in particular the Peninsular Campaign.
They are the 2nd Battalion, whose reputation for skill and courage throughout these European Wars was second to none – with particular mentions made of their service at the siege of Badajoz and the capture of the Eagle of the 62eme at Salamanca. The unit served with great distinction and suffered heavy casualties at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.
When you read through their site you will begin to appreciate, how the regiment has established a reputation as being one of the most committed, friendly and sought after groups in UK Re-Enactment.
Portrait Photography – photos of Justin