A BUDDING photographer with autism took more than 200 snaps at the famous Jimmy’s Festival.

Jordan Shults, 19, from Colchester, was given a rare opportunity to visit Jimmy’s Farm in Ipswich by event organiser Alistair McMillan.

He was able to take pictures of acts playing music, including X Factor’s Matt Cardle and the band Rose Betts.

After gaining confidence being surrounded by thousands of people, Jordan was even asking to have his photo taken with those he had captured on his camera.

Jordan said: “It was really good as Alistair gave me a chance.

“It was good seeing Matt Cardle as in 2010, I saw him and I said it was the best concert ever.

“I was taking pictures of people and was then asking to be in the photos.”

He went along with his mum Vanessa, and Vanessa’s auntie Patti- the trio call themselves the J Shu Crew.

His mum handed out copies of Jordan’s story at the festival, explaining how he wants to break down barriers for people with autism.

She said: “It was lovely as people were so encouraging and kind.

“He got loads of great shots, it is certainly a day to remember and such a great thing to see people react so positively to his story.”