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Photography alumna, Simone Trumpet, talks about her career

Simone Trumpet's photography career is going from strength to strength, after graduating from Photography at the University of Central Lancashire.

With a passion for photography and a love for subjects where she could express her creativity, Simone Trumpet chose to study BA (Hons) Photography at the University of Central Lancashire. Talking about her degree choice, Simone said: “My passion for photography only grew and people around me could see it too. It was an obvious choice for me to study photography.

During her time at University, Simone had the opportunity to speak to UCLan graduate, Turner Prize winner and Professor of Contemporary Art, Lubaina Himid CBE. Reflecting on this experience, Simone said: “Talking to Lubaina was the most nourishing conversation I have had with another artist to date. Her advice was priceless and I still listen to the recording of the conversation. Each time I listen to it there is another layer of advice that I understand and can apply to my present circumstances. I hope to meet her again one day in the near future.”

Simone Trumpet, BA (Hons) Photography graduate
Simone Trumpet, BA (Hons) Photography graduate

"Follow your passion and you will find the job that is right for you. Develop your self-awareness so you can listen to yourself more clearly and stay rooted in your values."

Simone Trumpet, BA (Hons) Photography graduate

Talking about her photography career, Simone said: “What’s common in every photography job I have had is the pace. You have to be efficient and execute your work to the best of your ability in a short amount of time. The most rewarding photography jobs are the ones I have done for fun, from taking pictures of Heaton Hall to photographing musicians at Manchester Jazz Festival.”

Currently, Simone is a photographer at a well-known multinational retail business. Her role involves shooting seasonal campaigns that engage the public and that drive revenue and sales.

Simone has also been given a grant by Manchester Museum to exhibit her photography work in an online exhibition. The exhibition is called 'The Divinity of Afro Hair', where Simone pays homage to traditional hairstyles by creating different shapes that display the versatility of Afro hair.

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