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Peddle to the metal

This is Tom Muir from the Tandom Metallurgical Group. He was easily the most patient subject I’ve ever had, as the plant where he works had its challenges: subject to extremes of heat, and what were for me maddeningly sudden gusts of wind that made my lights take off as if Mary Poppins was camera […]

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Strength in numbers

Property investment firm Sequre, based in Sale, who wanted a picture illustrating how big their team had grown. Most of the hard work in these pictures is done before you even pick up the camera, and most of that hard work is organising 25 different sized, different shaped people into a coherent form.

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The glove from above

Pictures from a test shoot that took place in New Era Boxing in Northwich. The inspiration, if I can talk about that, is to do with unexpected, or surprising scenarios. Most of the pictures I take are used to illustrate stories, accompany articles and so forth, and in these cases you are given your location, […]

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Apposites attract

Pictures from Liverpool based app company Apposing, for a feature in the Sunday Times. The team there have an original Mac computer into which they’ve slotted an Ipad with their own logo on it – they’ve also got a sinister stuffed black cat that stays curled up near the entrance. Not actual taxidermy, but has […]

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Brief encounter

Barrister Leslie Thomas, who has a history of taking on sensitive cases including that of Mark Duggan, and currently the families of Hillsborough. Taken in an alley in Liverpool which I soon regretted – it looked good, but smelled extraordinary.

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Brochure work for Salford Royal

Pictures to accompany literature on various departments within Salford Royal. My original plan was to put a purple gel over the light inside that glass fronted chamber, just to liven things up a bit – then it was pointed out that it would mean our subject would appear to be bathing his hands in UV […]

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David Morrissey at the Everyman Theatre

Quite the Walking Dead fan, it was hard to remain aloof when the phone rang for this job. David came from a book signing at Forbidden Planet in Liverpool, near where the theatre is – but was 2 hours late due to being mobbed by fans. As is ever the case I ended up with […]

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