Year 12 pupil’s photography portfolio snapped up by top publications
Sixth Form student Jazzy Parr’s photography coursework is being published in two leading photography publications.
Jazzy, a Year 12 student, produced a portfolio of portraits of her friends as part of a photography A level. She submitted the images to the website kavyar, which enables photographers, models, and other creative professionals around the world to get their work published in magazines.
Jazzy, 17 years old from Marlow, Bucks, was delighted to see notifications in her email inbox to say her submissions had been taken up by two magazines, and she commented: “I have always been fascinated by how an image is created and shot and I find photography very creative. I’m really excited to have my work published in magazines.”
One of the magazines to snap up Jazzy’s work is malviemag.com, a new upcoming French magazine. The photos are of two different models - Annabelle Runiet, a current Claires Court student, and Sophie Leopold, an ex-pupil at Claires Court. Jazzy was also featured in a self-portrait. The web feature is called ‘Worlds apart’ because of the wide mix of themes.
The second magazine is called Mob Journal, which is a portrait photography magazine in print and online. Three selected photos were inspired by streetwear. The photos will be published in their printed magazine this summer and may also be featured on the website too.
Jazzy added: “I’m really thankful to my friends and fellow students at Claires Court who modelled for the photographs, as well as Charlotte Runcie who helped with makeup. Our teacher, Mrs Wimshurst, and the support from Claires Court is amazing. The students and teachers are all so lovely, it feels like being part of a big family and I really recommend the school for giving me more confidence. I am so glad to have continued to do photography at A-level as the teaching is amazing and I get so much support.
“During the coronavirus lockdown I have been able to do social distancing shoots which has helped me to build my portfolio. I have created a social media account where I post some of my work and I now take bookings from people and I’m hoping to use this money for a gap year. It’s something I feel I want to do in the future as I really love connecting and working with people to create something special for them and for me. I really love the feedback I get from my models as the photos make them feel confident. I would definitely want to work in the world of editorial photography, whether it is freelancing or working with magazines.”
Jane Wimshurst, Sixth Form photography teacher, said: “Jazzy has boundless energy and a real passion for portrait and fashion photography. She styles her models and makes creative decisions that are highly individual. I am excited to see her work as it develops and know she has a very promising future. She is always willing to share her creative enthusiasm and talent and supports several Junior Art Clubs in her spare time.”
Jazzy studies media, photography and textiles as A-levels at Claires Court Sixth Form. She started doing photography in year 6 and was also taking pictures in spare time. In 2016 Jazzy was runner up in the Rotary Club of Maidenhead young photographer competition.
View the full album here.