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The earth moved

Huw, reclining on a hill somewhere in the North West. That cylinder next to him is a seismometer, which is put into the ground at a certain depth to measure ground tremors. Following that, ‘the making of this picture’, for no reason in particular.

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Serial driller

Sian Astley, appearing in front of my camera a second time, though for very different reasons. The first time was to photograph her for a story in the Manchester Evening News where she’d entered her own rear end into a builders bum competition, which in picture terms was a minefield for good taste. (You can […]

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Paralympian Shelly Woods

Shelly photographed training at Kirkby Sports College, and a little portrait too. Shelly damaged her spine aged 11 and has been in a wheelchair since, and for some time now has been competing professionally as a racer. She’s won medals at the Beijing Paralympics, and also top spot at the London Marathon. There’s more of […]

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New acquisition…

An absolutely enormous softbox made by Wafer, mated with my common or garden Bowens 500W. That’s me there, sat next to it. Proving the photographic rule of thumb that (massive light source) + (proximity to it)= wondrous soft light, there’s a headshot of known photographic guinea pig Tom, who was at the time only a […]

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Remembering the Falklands

Ian Fletcher served as medical staff aboard the Sir Galahad when it was set ablaze during the conflict with Argentina, thirty years ago. This is him outside the building where he now works, and also him on the flight deck of the QE2 (just in case you didn’t believe he was a naval man).

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Peter Moores

Cricket coach Peter Moores, photographed in interview at the Lancashire Country Cricket Club, and a quick portrait outside on the balcony of their new edifice. Well, as quick as I can ever make a portrait.

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Claire

Claire’s a student at Edge Hill university. These pictures were for a case study, as Claire had recently done a placement with Mercedes, and the pictures needed a ‘media’ feel…

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