Category: Personal

Gladiators in White Collars

Imagine going to work knowing that, at the end of the day, you will, for the first time, begin training as a boxer. Imagine this continuing for eight weeks, knowing throughout that when the eight weeks are over, you’ll have to get in the ring and actually fight ┬ásomeone else – another white collar worker […]

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Le Mans’ Best Friend

I was at the Le Mans 24 race this weekend. It was a trek first from Manchester to Upminster to rendezvous with the group, then to Folkestone for the Eurostar, and a 4hr drive across France to the campsite near the circuit. Unsurprisingly I always take a camera away with me on trips. I do […]

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Welcome Home

This project started with spotting a picture, which you can see at this link. I wanted to show a person who wasn’t happy with their lot, who had tried to make a change, but had only found himself back where he started. Thanks to the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Photographic Assistant: Rob Green 07985 679338 Makeup […]

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Fancy

Another shoot featuring people having very bad days. Shot on a rented Pentax 645z, with a lot of Profoto pointing around for lighting.I’ve never used a medium format digital camera before. This one is very user friendly, has a fast autofocus, and produces pictures that doubtless may not be quite as good as the Hasselblads, […]

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Cuba

These pictures were taken during a week in Havana and two days spent in a quiet town nearby called Vinales. I won’t splurge on hyperbole, so I’ll finish by saying I was very reluctant to leave…

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Moss Side Carnival

Happening today, right outside my flat near Alexandra Park where the carnival is taking place. Lots of characterful faces there, and while not everyone was crazy about having their portrait done, no one actually said no.

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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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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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Amsterdam

A picture of a hooker in a shop window would have really finished this set off, but when I tried to, she pulled a curtain over herself then made an obscene gesture at me from behind it. They must be sick of people like me.

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