Over the last 15 years Justin has had the pleasure and privilege of documenting London Underground’s operations from almost every angle. Meeting diverse personnel from all departments of one of the world’s most complex transport networks, ranging from drivers & station staff to depot engineers & the army of managers and office based experts behind the scenes.
This project was born shortly after Justin was commissioned to shoot one of the key events of the 150 year anniversary celebrations of the London Underground. The Underground Pioneer was pulled by the restored Metropolitan Railway steam locomotive No. 1 through the original tunnels it used 150 years ago from Paddington Station through Kings Cross to the City at Moorgate.
The experience of witnessing a steam locomotive using the tunnels again filled Justin with a sense of awe at how far the network has progressed and a realisation of how much of the operation he has recorded.
Drawing from his extensive archive, Justin has selected a photographic portrait of the network showing in order of the time of day it was shot starting at the beginning of the day for the tube, through the operational times and then after hours when most of the track and station maintenance takes place.
Over the last 18 years Justin has had the pleasure and privilege of documenting many of Jewish Care’s varied services and fund raising activities. At every shoot Justin has been humbled by the passion and commitment displayed by all the staff ranging from management to the volunteers and everyone in between. Jewish Care’s 1500 staff and 3000 volunteers provide inspirational services to 7000 members of the community and their families, changing their lives for the better.
This book is a window into these activities drawn from Justin’s extensive archive which together highlight the application of the five core values of Jewish Care: Excellence, Enabling, Creativity, Inclusivity & Integrity.
A project undertaken as part of ancestral research, Justin Grainge visited the most potent symbol of the holocaust. In July 2013 Justin and his family undertook a trip to Poland, Latvia and Kaliningrad (previously Königsberg) to trace the places where their ancestors had lived until the 1930’s. With numerous pogroms taking place in the first half of the twentieth century, some had already made the journey to Britain before the rise of the Nazis.
All their family members who remained in mainland Europe had perished either in massacres in Riga or were rounded up and transported away from their homes in Poland to the Warsaw Ghetto. Residents of the Ghetto who hadn’t succumbed to the appalling conditions or died in the uprising were killed at Treblinka.
Visiting the Warsaw Ghetto and their ancestral residences was extremely enlightening. After the trip Justin felt that he needed to visit a concentration camp in order to complete the journey. When the opportunity arose in November 2014, he joined a CST trip to Auschwitz.
On the 70th anniversary of its liberation, this book is a portrait of the camp as it is now, preserved since 1947 by the Polish government as a museum. In 1979, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This book was created to showcase the wide variety of photography produced for a range of key Grainge Photography clients. Featuring blue chip companies and prestigious organisations like the Royal Mail, Coca-Cola, Transport for London and the Royal College of General Practitioners, the calibre of Grainge Photography’s clients speaks for itself.
Showing a broad range of the types of photography undertaken by the company, the book aims to give an idea of what is possible to potential clients as well as existing clients who may only use Grainge photography for one purpose.