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Cinderella

Production of the pantomime Cinderella at the Manchester Opera House. Panto surely has to be among the oldest forms of entertainment – bawdy jokes, camp men in drag and cries of ‘it’s behind you’ must’ve been running in a more or less identical form for centuries, and it’s testament only to the commitment and energy […]

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The Metalworks

Mather Foundry in Ardwick. These pictures are part of a portfolio gathered over around half a dozen visits, each time coming back slightly singed and smelling of metal dust. It’s good to know that not everyone out there works in an office. When I wasn’t recording the drama of molten metal or clouds of sparks, […]

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Morocco

< Pictures taken during a trip to Morocco. Marrakech was difficult to take decent pictures in since, frankly, no one leaves you alone. You almost think that if it weren’t for the tourists there’d be no Marrakech at all. However the port town of Essaouira, a short ride away by bus, has plenty of interesting […]

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City boy

Piece on Micah Richards, the Manchester City player, in last weekend’s Independent. The picture was taking during an interview following a signing at the Man City store on Market Street, Manchester, and I needed to get past the queue to get in. As security let me through, a disgruntled woman cut in: Her: ‘Me and […]

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Merry Christmas

Ben Maybury from Sale, picking a Christmas tree, in a pretty picture story for local paper The Advertiser. Also one of my last pictures for the paper after a 4 year association – as the available budgets for print journalism dwindle ever further, my freelance work in local news now comes to an end. I […]

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Louie, as you’ve never seen him

Strange, isn’t it. Louie Spence looks relaxed and a little reflective, recharging his batteries inbetween highly energetic (and well reviewed) performances as the prince’s valet Dandini in this year’s panto, Cinderella. Thanks to him for agreeing to sit for this picture, which is posed inside the pumpkin Cinderella finds herself in after midnight…

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Home groan

Frank and Lorna Dale, a couple living in Nantwich who are still looking for compensation after an unscrupulous lawyer caused them to lose their home in the early 90s. A very friendly couple who didn’t seem to mind all my head scratching – though Frank perhaps wished I knew more about football history. A case […]

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Standing out

Kieron Forde-Thain, 5, with mum Amanda. Kieron suffers from a type of cerebral palsy known as Periventricular Leukomalacia, which made it impossible for him to use his legs in any meaningful way – but after travelling to the US for an operation, he’s now for the first time able to stand on them, and even […]

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James & Julie’s wedding

Married earlier this month at Christ Church in West Yorkshire, and then to the Turnpike Inn a short drive away, where a sunset and an uncluttered rural landscape was asking for some sort of exploitation. Funnily enough James was one of a duo that designed my first website, and Sean, the best man, was the […]

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