Photography without frontiers

Photography without frontiers

Today I want to introduce something very special and close to my heart to you: Photography without frontiers.

As I have mentioned before I originally trained as a doctor before changing career to become a photographer. And although I had lots of reasons to leave that profession, I still feel very close to it and can empathise deeply with the stress and commitment of my former colleagues. NHS staff have gone above and beyond a job that is often already too demanding in normal circumstances. Therefore I really think they deserve our respect and support. For sure, I want to do something much more positive than just clap.

Our initiative

I am pleased to announce that I have joined the Charity initiative “Photography without Frontiers”, a national initiative, to raise funds for NHS Charities Together and I hope you will join me in saying thank you to those that truly deserve our thanks.

It is a really simple thing to do.  If you are like me,  and you want to donate and support our NHS heroes, I am offering to swap you your donation for a complimentary photoshoot. This can either be an outdoor session now or a studio session when safe and appropriate to do so. In addition you will receive your choice of image as a web resolution digital file with the initiatives special, “I helped support the NHS” banner, so we can paint social media NHS blue.

I am so passionate about helping support the cause I will add £5 to whatever donation you make so we can raise as much as we possibly can to help our NHS.  I’ve already made a donation so I’m proud to show my portrait with our “I helped support our NHS” banner. So make a donation and come and get yours. There is a limited supply, so be quick, don’t miss out.

How can you help?

All you need to do is donate where you learn more about the initiative.  Find your way back to us and I can send you your promissory voucher for your session.  If you wish we can even tentatively look at available dates and make time to discuss your session, styles, colours etc.

If this pandemic has shown us all one thing, it’s just how important our friends and family are to us.  Only a beautiful portrait can hold that emotion and bridge distance, and time apart, from those who are important to us. 

Many of us have had to rely on the NHS to help us, and more than ever we value the work of dedicated doctors, nurses, porters, support workers, receptions and all NHS staff.  We really want to help raise as much as we can so please, please, please share this with friends, family, work colleagues… everybody you can.

Donate now to show your gratitude and respect out NHS staff.

For the time being I only offer outdoor sessions to ensure we can socially distance from another. Should you prefer a studio session, I am happy to offer these once I can safely reopen my studio. To find out more just call us on 07557948177 or email us at

Photography without Frontiers, Annika Bloch Photography is participating

The directory

You are interested in donating and would love to have your portrait taken, but you don’t live in the area ? That’s not a problem at all. Photography without Frontiers is a nationwide initiative with over 100 participating photographers covering a variety of genres. You will find all of them in the directory, for example

Renata Clarke who offers makeover photoshoots in Worcester or

Krista Radzina a portrait, personal branding, wedding and event photographer in Devon or

Bob Foyers a Suffolk portrait photographer or

Belle Photo Journey Portrait Photography, another portrait photographer north of London

Blog Circle

I am part of a blog circle again this month, linking to some wonderful photographers from around the world. Follow the link until you end up back here. Next up is Dana DiSalvo a St. Pete Beach Photographer with some stunning images from a family beach session.

Annika Bloch Photography offers award-winning family and child photography in Maida Vale, West London, specialising in studio photography. In addition, she offers dance photography, pet photography, head shot photography and commercial photography. Licentiateship with the MPA. Uniquely, she offers to craft your portrait as Blue Print.

5 thoughts on “Photography without frontiers

  1. What a wonderful thing to do.

  2. This must be so rewarding! Our community needs more people like you!!

    • Thank you. There are over 100 photographers involved in this initiative – so there are plenty more!

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