Doing our bit ...
In 2009 Barney attended two charity fundraising photoshoot days, one at Brownbread Horse Rescue, near Battle in East Sussex, and the other at a privately owned venue for Help for Heroes at Ardingly in West Sussex, run by a fellow photographer. But when that photographer was unable to continue, the following year Barney took on the mantle.
And so was born "Barney's Group Shoots".
2921 is, for Barney, year twelve, and in that time over 70 different photographers and over 150 different freelance models, dancers, actors, acrobats and more, ably supported by make-up artistes, hair stylists, fashion designers and many others, all of whom have given their time freely, have raised thousands of pounds for a raft of different charities.
Here's the list so far, with details of the venues, all of which have been donated free-of-charge. If you would like to seek our support for your charity, then please come up with a venue, and we'll do the rest.
2010: Brookwood Kennels and private golf course - charities: Dogs Trust and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
2011: Warnham Deer Park (by kind permission of Jonathan Lucas) - charity: Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
2012: Lee Farm, Patching (by kind permission of Lady Sarah Fitzalan-Howard) - charity: St Barnabas Hospice.
2013: Rockwood House "The Secret Mansion" (by kind permission of John Blue) - charity: Facing Africa.
2014: Nutbourne Vineyard, Pulborough - charities: SAFE Rwanda and Pallant House (Chichester) Access to Art for the Disabled.
2015: The Chiddinglye Estate (by kind permission of Lord Edmund Limerick) - charity: Offham Old Church Restoration Fund.
Models year by year: Courtney (professional model and dancer) 2010; Becky (freelance model) 2011; Kirsten (professional model / make-up Toni Todd) 2012; Lexi (freelance model who is also a professional photographer in her own right) 2013; Pia (hobby model) 2014; Roseanne (professional model) 2015; Yokruiz (freelance model) 2016; Chaarlotte (freelance model and professional fitness trainer) 2017; Chloe (freelance model) 2018.
2016: The Chiddinglye Estate (by kind permission of Lord Edmund Limerick) - charity: various restoration projects
2017: Stopham Vineyard (by kind permission of the trustees - charity: Stopham Parish Church Restoration Fund.
2018: Brownbread Horse Rescue - charity: Brownbread Horse Rescue.
2019: Free Rein Horse Rescue - charity: Free Rein Horse Rescue
2020: Arun CIC Exact - charity: Arun CIC Exact
2021 : Tinwood Vineyard - charity: Prom Dreams