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The Germs Invasion by Jennifer Potter an uplifting children book.

July 20th, 2020

The Germs Invasion by Jennifer Potter an uplifting children book.

I have always wanted to write a book In fact when I was in my twenties I wrote a few chapters of a book about this character that lived in New York. I binned it a few years later. Always thinking it was not good enough and just put writing a book to one side as life gets busy and sometimes what you really want to do can take a life time to get too. On my vision board was to write a children’s book. Last year I had written down a character description that I wanted to use. Then March 2020 arrived and I decided to write a book it was before The Pandemic lockdown in Wales and I wanted to write a short story to help children. So I wrote “ The Germs Invasion” by Jennifer Potter and it is available on www.lulu.com and also amazon.com and amazon.co.uk as a book, paperback, audio and kindle.
I spent hours outlining all the characters to my illustrator who did such an incredible job in making my book. I aim to write another book soon which will have the same characters a book a bit longer than the first. I was having 3 conversations at once with my editor in South Africa, My illustrator in Serbia and My Narrator in USA.and the real effects of the pandemic have united us all.

Remember believe in yourself and always know that if you believe in yourself you can achieve.

I want to thank 3 people that mean so much to me Tina Barnet my editor from Nigeria, Millian Quinteros my narrator from U.S.A. and my incredible illustrator Milica Lojovic from Belgrade, Serbia.

This book is aimed to give children a positive story and uplifting with lots of hope. I also have some fab merchandise available at www.rockchocs.com

If you have read the book or listened to the audio book I would be grateful for some reviews many thanks. Jenny


Characters, storyline, illustration and ideas From this book are the copyright of Jennifer Potter

Creative Photography At Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

July 4th, 2020

There are lots of creative photography you can do each day whilst you are self isolating with the current corona virus pandemic. From doing a self portrait shot a day of you or your family, to photographing documentary photography each week photographing what you can see from your window where it is the neighbours clapping at 8pm in the UK on a Thursday for NHS staff and key workers, to seeing if your neighbours will pose for a photo by their door providing you are over 2 metres away. You could also photograph a day in the life of you in isolation and what activities you do as a family. You can also photograph nature from your back garden, start food photography photographing your creations or photograph sun rise and sunset from your garden. If you have lots of bird food you can also record and photograph wild life. If you have interesting plants in your garden these are great for photographing as well as spiders webs. So keep active and make the most of being creative. x Jenny

Jenny Potter Photography

July 4th, 2020

Jenny Potter Photography

This is me when I was around 21 years old when I was living in Greece for a bit, I have had an amazing life doing so many things. I became a photographer later on in life as I had gain qualifications in other fields and had had jobs in Human Resources, executive. contracts manager, training manager, store manager it was only later in life that I studied photography at the time there was also traditional photography (2003) so I learnt to develop my own film as well as use both film and digital photography. Whilst working abroad I knew people in bands and loved hanging out with musicians, later when I was studying photography I wanted to combine my love for music as well as photography. Growing up I had seen many bands and music artist from Metallica, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Megadeth, Slayer, Black Crowes, Julian Cope, Gary Newman, Thunder and many more. I am lucky that since 2003 photographing music artists and other portrait, wedding photography I have over the years had the most incredible life meeting artist including Lionel Richie, Jessie J, Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Goldie Hawn, Stereophonics, as well as photographing exclusively Amy Winehouse, Elton John and many more. Life is about following your dreams, working hard and if a door is slammed closed in your face being able to have another 20 doors open. Believe in yourself and follow your passion. I only wish I could have told my 20 year old self in this photo to give up the job I was doing and follow my passion straight away the signs were there when I was in recording studios, hanging out with bands and I also helped my friend when I was 18 and 19 with her photography assignments and also helped with another friends photography business. I am so honoured to have met so many inspiring and incredible artists and I am forever grateful x Jenny

Stay Safe Stay At Home to Reduce Risks from Coronavirus

April 1st, 2020

March 2020

We have been self isolated for 14 days now as my son has an auto immune illness so is at risk. We just want to send our love, prayers to everyone and say to you to stay strong follow Government advice so that the risks of spreading this virus are reduced. It is so important that even though we are in self isolation/lockdown that you still stay in contact with your family and friends so make sure you phone them, text them, send them a card from an online place, send them a book to read, groceries, medical supplies or make a card and send especially if it is older parents, grandparents or a new mum in your family just stay in touch. Yes some people may be finding it very difficult and feel trapped but there are may positive things in staying home. You can read all the books you so wanted to read but never go chance too, you can contact old school friends, learn a new skill diy, singing, belly dancing anything. You can sing in the shower and annoy the neighbours without them being able to come around !!!! You do not have to iron the school uniform or do school lunch for a few weeks. You can go around the house looking dreadful and there is no fear that someone will knock the door there are lots of positives. So stay strong, stay safe, shop on line and avoid going out and do things in the garden to keep healthy and well. Lets all help the world so we can have a bright positive future.


Sending all my prayers to all the wonderful friends and family and music artists, writers, actors I have photographed over the years. Stay safe and well xx

Best Wishes Jenny Potter

https://jennypotterphotography.shootproof.com


Wedding Photography

January 2nd, 2019

Wedding Photography by Jenny Potter Photography

Red Hot Chili Peppers - A big thanks to them

March 15th, 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers - A big thanks to them

Jenny Potter Photography

In my Career as a photographer I have been fortunate to have photographed The Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 times (Cardiff, Earls Court, LG Arena, Genting Arena).

The last time I photographed them Sunday December 11th 2016 was just so very special for me and for 3 charities that I am raising money for. Here is some background details as to why I want to help these charities before I tell you what Red Hot Chili Peppers did.

I have always done lots of charity fundraising from in my teenage years organising concerts, abseiling Millennium stadium, as well as Ziplining it a few times. Doing prize draws, running London half Marathon and then the past 6 years auctioning off lots of items via official charity auctions for a variety of charities. The 3 that are close to my heart are

I remember shortly after my son was diangosed with type 1 diabetes that I was awake as well anyone who has a child that has type 1 diabetes that has zero hypo (low blood sugar awareness) knows that you do not get much sleep. I never watch the news it is too negative and I want our lives to be full of happiness and postive vibes rather than worry. I remember this night there I switch channels and there was American news and I saw this amazing lady Barbara who has set up this amazing charity called www.capes4hereos which made super hero capes for children who had illnesses from terminal illness to long term illness without any cure. I remember just knowing the moment I saw Barbara that I wanted to help. I have never met Barbara however I have this bond with her and know her heart is so pure and filled with so much kindness. I sponsored a number of children to receive super hero capes and each year from the year Harry was diagnosed I send over a number of music and fine art photos in different finishes from metal prints, canvas to mounted prints for Barbara to auction off at their annual fundraising event. This year they are having a year off so items will be sent over ready for June 2018 event. My amazing friend and artist Marvin Blaine who has a profile on here also last year donated some of his amazing art to this charity.

http://www.dreamtrust.org/
From the year that my son was diaagnosed with type 1 diabetes we have sponsored an amazing girl in India who has type 1 diabetes and cannot afford her medical supplies (insulin, needles etc). We sponsor her as well as send over things that Massera needs from stuff for school, clothes, sweets for low blood sugar levels. Sponsoring Massera has been the best experience ever. Dr Pensey who set up this organisation is an amazing doctor. I wish there was more I could do for this amazing organisation. If anyone wants to help please let me know.

JDRF - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 2 in 2010 (insulin dependant and blood monitoring not type 2 diabetes as this is completely different). Each year we do a charity walk as well as I have done prize draws, donated prizes and photos for various people who are organsing fundraising events to raise money for JDRF. To donate go to www.justgiving.com/jenny-potter1

Teenage Cancer Trust. I met up with the Teenage Cancer Trust a few years ago before my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Expressing an interest to help the unit in Cardiff which is the only unit in Wales.
Here are details about the Cardiff unit from an email from the fundraising manager:-

Hi Jenny



It was lovely to speak to you. Thank you so much for your kind and generous offers of support.



As I mentioned during our chat our unit in Cardiff (the only one in the whole of Wales) actually supporter teenagers and young adults aged 13 24 during their cancer experience.



The unit in Cardiff consists of an inpatients and our patients area. (See above pictures) The unit in Cardiff was the first one to offer this. We have 8 beds in the unit which are full at the moment as well as this we see a great number of young people for their check-ups, treatments, therapies and transplants.



Every year in Wales 175 young people hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity dedicated to improves the lives of these young people before, during and after their cancer experience.



We fund 2 specialist posts on each of our unit who work alongside a dedicated team of NHS staff to deliver our service here in Wales. Anna Davies, our Youth Support Coordinator works to support the emotional and well-being of the young people we support buy encouraging peer to peer support, 121 sessions, group activities, social tips and treats even pizza nights (both on and off the unit).



Mary Harness is our Lead Nurse on the Cardiff Unit Teenage Cancer Trust specialist nurses are there to make sure they receive the best care and support once theyve been diagnosed with cancer. Theyve been specially trained to understand what its like to have cancer when youre young, and will be there alongside them when theyre receiving your cancer treatment.



Ways that you can help could be to come and show some of your photos to the unit and tell them all about your experiences working with huge bands like the Chilli Peppers. If you are able to arrange tickets to gigs etc. they would love this as well.



Thanks again for your support.

Speak soon

Deb



DEBBIE JONES

REGIONAL FUNDRAISING MANAGER - SOUTH WALES


End of Email



Anyway back to December 2016 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers gig. I had contacted their management before the gig and told them what I was doing. My vision was to get a few photos signed by various artists to auction off for these charities. I also would love for a top photo gallery to exhibit my music photography and sell it with a percentage going to these charities. This I have yet to achieve so if there are any galleries that want me to do this I would jump at the chance. I remember emailing Red Hot Chili Peppers management explaining that I wanted to if possible photograph the band again and if there were able to sign a photo to auction of for these charities great. I then got a lovely surprise saying that this was arranged. On the Saturday before the concert I had a number of my Red Hot Chili Pepper photos printed, I remember rushing with my son Harry, to Cardiff to collect them and also buying a portfolio to put them in. I was not sure what photo to have printed so had a few photos printed ( one was for me as I asked cheekily if Anthony could sign one) and did some personal letters to the band giving my reasons why I was passionate about raising money for these charities. The band's management met us gave us tickets to the gig, and we hung out back stage. My portfolio was taken by their managment Jason and the band were amazing they signed every one of my photos and I am just so thankful and in awe of what Anthony, Chad and Flea did sorry did not have any photos of Josh but will see if he can sign some again.

Anyway

The photos are in the process of some being mounted and some framed.

I have the first JDRF official auction in March in Cardiff where one of the photos is being auctioned.

Then there are 3 other JDRF official events that photos are being auctioned off at each event:0

16th May Pro Celebrity team Challenge JDRF London Golf Club
16th June Charityable shoot
5th July 2017 Annual Pro Tournament.

All money raised is going to JDRF


Teenage Cancer Trust Fundraising event where the Red Hot Chili Peppers Photos are being auctioned off is in October 2017 at a "Teen Spirit" Ball where all photos will be auctioned of with all money going to raise money for the Cardiff unit.


www.Capes4heroes.com fundraising event is June 2018 so photos will be sent to Barbara before this event and I will then pay for the photos to be mounted and a few framed locally to her and then all money raised will go to this chairty.


If there is anyone that is a huge Red Hot Chili Peppers fan and wants to bid for any of these items please please contact me and let me know what you want to bid and if it is high enough as we want to raise lots of money I will pass details to the charity so that can arrange payment from you.


The photos are all taken by me and are various sizes from 18 by 12 inches to 12 by 8 before being mounted and framed. They really are a valuable piece for any Red Hot Chili Pepper fan.


I hope you can help me raise lots and lots of money.



Thanks XXX Jenny


A big thanks to Anthony, Flea, Chad, Josh, Jason and all the crew backstage. We had an amazing night and I will always be humbled by your kindness and understanding. xx Jenny

Last Great Dreamers by Jenny Potter Photography

October 16th, 2016

Last Great Dreamers by Jenny Potter Photography

I had the pleasure of photographing this amazing band for the second time this year on Friday 14th October 2016 at The Dolls House in Abertillery the first time was in July at Steelhouse festival. This band are a blend of rock, pop music and distinctive image they are certainly a band to add to your collection. Their latest album "Transmissions from Oblivion" has had rare reviews http://www.maximumvolumemusic.com/review-last-great-dreamers-transmissions-oblivion-2016


One of the bands latest video can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoSGedSDQYI

This band are brilliant to photograph are hard working, passionate and deserve all the success in the world.


Photos




Steelhouse Festival 2016 by Jenny Potter Photography

August 25th, 2016

Steelhouse Festival 2016 by Jenny Potter Photography

Steelhouse Festival 2016 by Jenny Potter

I knew that this festival would be brilliant and it was. I had a photo pass for the 2 days 23rd and 24th July 2016. The last time I photographed here was in 2013 when I had an AAA pass and the headliner was Saxon. That year I had been on the stage with Anvil photographing them.

This year the weather was fantastic on the Saturday bringing the crowds in by the thousands.


I Arrived at the festival an hour earlier parking in the artists and crew parking and collecting my VIP, Photo pass and weekend band from production. Before the first band BigFoot were on I made sure to pack water, snacks in to my camera bag ready for the day. From the moment BigFoot opened the festival at 12.30 with an energy that would last for the entire festival.

From photographing the first band I made friends with a number the photographers Henry Pickelhaupt from Germany who for the entire weekend I kept calling Henry Harry as I honestly thought his name was Harry. Henry was a great laugh and we also hung out with a few other photographer Ray Bannister, Pete Webb from St Ives and Tim and Holly Black from Essential Rock Reviews. www.essentialrockreviess.com . There was also Liz Aiken Blogger and photographer from www.bluesdoodles.com amongst another approximate 12 to 15 other photographers who I recognised and had chats with.

Headlining act for the Saturday was Thunder who I have photographed before and had seen on tour year ago in the 80's. So photographing them is always great and brings back brilliant memories of going to gigs.

In between photographing the bands I hung out with the other photographers either in VIP section or near to the stage to listen to the bands and photograph some of the atmosphere. On the Saturday I managed to catch up with "Dirty Thrills" and do a quick photo shoot with them in VIP area and then on the Sunday I had a chat with "last Great Dreamers who were amazing and did a photo shoot with them which was great fun" also had a quick chat to James Toseland from Toseland and had a chat to Marco Mendoza from The Dead Daisies also getting a quick photo thanks to Ray Bannister. Even though there was rain on the Sunday the festival was so buzzing no one cared.
The headliner on Sunday was The Darkness who hold a special place in my heart as in 2003 when they were on every cover of every music magazine I had contacted them asking if I could photograph them and they said yes. The Darkness was the first music artist I photographed and I am grateful for them giving me a chance as from the first time I press the button on my camera at their gig in 2003 I was hooked and knew that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

So I tend to get a little excited about photographing The Darkness and have to try and not think about it and also not to sing along whilst I am photographing I find very difficult as I just want to sing and dance. I have photographed them 3 times in total now including Steelhouse and every time the band have been incredible giving a fantastic performance which fans and even people who have never ever been to a Darkness gig would find mind blowing. Justin toned the set down a bit as there was a younger audience there and he was so good at performing you really have to go to a gig to see what the band are like as they really know how to put on a great show.

Justin was very witty inbetween their set and if you look at utube he did a song singing to a blow up doll which was so funny.
I stayed for the set as well there was no way after the first 3 songs no flash (which is what is the norm for if you are photographing an artist) that I was going to head home. So I stood in the audience singing and soaking in the atmosphere. Looking at the man dressed as a banana and all the other fans really enjoying the gig.


It was lovely to see so many children at the festival and young muscians (guitarists and drumers) who are the future of music being put on their parents shoulders for the festival and having fun.

I met a few of the parents of BigFoot and they were all so very proud.
I have so many amazing memories from this festival and can't wait to photographing the next one.


X Jenny


http://www.steelhousefestival.com/

www.thedarkness.co.uk

www.essentialrockreviews.com

www.jennypotter.com

https://twitter.com/jennypottercom



Saturday 23rd July 2016

http://www.bigfootband.co.uk

http://www.dirty-thrills.com/

http://www.vegaofficial.co.uk/index.php/en/

http://www.taxtheheat.com

http://www.vonhertzenbrothers.com


http://www.bluespills.eu/index.php/en/


http://www.theanswer.ie/


http://www.thunderonline.com/www/


Sunday 24th July 2016


http://www.lastgreatdreamers.com/


http://www.handofdimes.com

http://www.toselandmusic.com

http://www.raveneyeofficial.com/

http://thedeaddaisies.com/

http://www.heyhello.net/


http://www.terrorvision.com

www.thedarkness.co.uk

My signature collection of clothing range - Jenny Potter Photography

January 19th, 2016

Jenny Potter Photography
I'm thrilled to share with you my latest collection on VIDA!

This collection represents some of my best artwork from over the years and is very authentic to who I am as an artist. I'm really proud today to share this work with you.

I'm really excited to collaborate with VIDA for this collection. VIDA is a new kind of fashion ecommerce company that connects artists like me all over the world with producers to bring our work to life. For every product sold, VIDA hopes to provide the gift of literacy to the makers they work with.

Below are some of my favorite items from this collection.

http://www.shopvida.com/collections/voices/jenny-potter

Jenny potter Photography support capes4heroes.com

January 3rd, 2014

In 2013 when I was awake during the night looking after my son as night times are the worse due to my son having an chronic life threatening illness,I do I not normally watch the news but ABC news was on and I saw how this amazing lady called Barbara makes these super hero capes for children who have chronic illnesses or are terminally ill. So I made a promise to myself that I would help. Last December 2013 I sponsored 10 children to receive super hero capes. These children are super brave as some are as your as 17 months old and battling cancer and well receiving a cape can make all the difference. I know as my son was sponsored to receive a cape. He loves the cape and had completely forgotten about the daily injections and blood tests when he puts the cape on.he was running around the room jumping on the sofa pretending to fly. I will continue to offer support in 2014 to this amazing lady and her non profitable company. Www.capes4heroes. Hope you can help and sponsor even if it is one child it costs $30 dollars per cape per child so very reasonable and it is such an honour receiving details about the child you have sponsored, Please support

 

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