Beowulf "Wulfie" Mayfield

Wulfie self-portrait

This is the website of Beowulf "Wulfie" Mayfield - podcast presenter, creative photographer and great cook.

My current projects include promotional work for musician Billy Jenkins, making online photo slideshows, experimenting with stop-motion animation and presenting The Billy Jenkins Listening Club podcast. I am also working on a photography project involving musicians.

During the summer of 2018 I was a volunteer Reading Champion helping to deliver the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge at Forest Hill Community Library. It's given me the opportunity to discuss books that children are currently enjoying with young readers and their parents, read a lot of new and recent books for children and has even prompted me to write a couple of short stories for young readers. One of these is starting to grow into a longer story... I've no idea where the adventure will go but it's fun dreaming it up.

I've worked as a newspaper journalist and sub-editor, a charity and record company press officer and written about international jazz musicians for a British national magazine.

As a photographer, I am particularly interested in working with pinhole and vintage cameras. I am very proud to have had six pictures published on the BBC website and one image exhibited in the 2014 London Pinhole Festival exhibition.

I used to be a performance poet and was a regular on the London alternative cabaret circuit during the 1990s. I was also a musician and played saxophone in blues groups and jazz workshop bands. Performance was a lot of fun at the time, but poetry and music both ran out of steam for me in the mid Noughties and photography took over. The music and poetry thing may decide to come back at some stage in the future - you can't tell with these things.

I am available for commissions and employment: contact me.