Jacqui Jay Grafton … Words & Pictures


December 2017, and I have just sent off my application for accreditation at EFIAP Silver Level. (Explanation here) These are the 50 images that qualified me for this honour – a mixture of surreal composites, portraits, studies in monochrome and some Nature shots. Some had multiple acceptances in Salons all over the world and achieved medals and awards, while others shone briefly and brightly in just one Salon. Larger versions of some of them can be seen on my Blog.

It has been a fantastic journey and I owe a great debt of thanks to all the models who patiently indulged my imaginings – Rachelle Summers, Mase Rowley, Hannah Frances, the models from Swifty Productions, Martyn Chapma, Beverley Chapman, Emily, Sarah Swift, Zita Lukacs, Devonn Cousins, Ellie, Rosa Brighid, Simon Strong, Tanya,  Daniel Grey, Ellie Mae Bates and Tillie Feather.

Nearly all the portraits and the base pictures for the composites were shot at Studio 3 by Severn, whose owner – David Severn – went well beyond the call of duty in sharing his knowledge and providing help and experience with lighting (and producing props at a minute’s notice!) and endless tea and biscuits.

In January, another long journey – towards EFIAP Gold Level begins and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 16.08.48.png

Oh yes, all content on this site is mine … don’t use it for anything otherwise cousin George will have to pay you a visit.

© Jacqui Jay Grafton, December 2017


21 Comments on “Jacqui Jay Grafton … Words & Pictures

  1. In this morning, a page of shots. No room for comment (or even a ‘like’) so I tracked back to here.

    Again, let me tell you that there are shots there that fair stop me in my tracks.

    Just as well I can find no way of bringing them in larger—I’d never get anything else done; art, romanticism, a hint of the erotic without poor taste … all I snap is mushrooms and stuff.

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    • Tenacious, aren’t you? Background information …. as you may know, I moved all my nature pictures over here and fully intended to close down the other one. But, as a New Year began, it became necessary for me to catalogue and track the pictures I enter into competition, so I decided to use the old site for this purpose. I disabled comments (missed one) because I thought most of my followers had transferred their affections over here. Is this about as clear as mud? As the results start to come in, I will be posting full size pictures, so perhaps I will leave it open. Thanks for your visit, your comments always make me smile, as do your posts (even when I don’t understand them.

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      • You make me humble … I love your work. You have the ability to honour the apparent mundane and to reveal … oh gods, I’m gushing again.

        Dammit, few photographers catch me the way you do. And ever the phrase ‘honi soit, qui mal y pense’ echoes in the background. I like it …

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  2. Probably just me (a bit naive in the tech world) but when I clicked on your CPAGB panel all I got was another CPAGB panel … bummer, there were some appealing shots that I wanted closer looks at.
    Twas ever thus (and what is a ‘CPAGB’ anyway—for the initiated only, perhaps?). 🙂


  3. That’s quite some CV; for myself, I have a camera, I point and I click. (And like doctors, I quietly bury my mistakes.)

    Ever noticed how many Awards there are in the blogosphere (often linking back to the home site)?
    So I’m nominating you for the ‘WOW~!’ award. All you have to do is keep on with your wow work 🙂

    Now to explore some more …


  4. Hello Jacqui!

    I’m just dropping you a note to let you know I nominated you for a “Very Inspiring Blogger” award.

    Now you don’t have to do anything. You don’t have to accept it. Its only my way of recognizing what a great job you do on your blog.

    If you do want to follow up and accept this “award” then you can find my post about it with all of the steps to follow. The post is on my own blog and you can find it here: http://wp.me/p47ccR-1KQ

    All the best to you and hoping for continued success on your blogging path.

    Douglas ( http://moorezart.wordpress.com )


    • So pleased you like my blog … it’s great to get this kind of feedback. Best wishes, Jacqui


  5. There’s much more to you than that “about me”, great pic xx 😉


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