Posts Tagged ‘Manchester’

Addressing a fundamental misunderstanding

Addressing a fundamental misunderstanding

One of my long term photographic projects is a study of what is sometimes referred to as “The Night-time Economy”, when the streets of our cities are transformed by revellers. It’s a lively world, in turns funny, tragic and mundane. I’m not the first to document this – today’s street photographers such as Maciej Dakowicz […]

Photos from the Boxing Day sales

Photos from the Boxing Day sales

Thousands of shoppers queued for hours in freezing temperatures in Manchester this morning, so they could be amongst the first to purchase reduced price products in shops’ sales.


The Queen pops to the Co-op

The Queen pops to the Co-op

The Queen popped down to the Co-op in Manchester last week… The visit was to formally open the Co-operative’s new building at 1 Angel Square in Manchester. In the open-plan foyer, a man sits at a hot desk ahead of her visit: The lifts are polished extra hard, ahead of the visit Waiting for Elizabeth […]

Harry Goodwin's funeral -

Harry Goodwin’s funeral –

Without wishing to sound insincere, it really was a privilege to photograph Harry Goodwin’s funeral. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Goodwin Talking to so many people at the service and wake after, it wasn’t just about celebrity. From the music fan who, when trying to find the childhood home of the Bee Gees, bumped in to Harry by chance only […]

Labour and Conservative Party Conferences - Brighton and Manchester, 2013

Labour and Conservative Party Conferences – Brighton and Manchester, 2013

Coverage of the annual conferences of the Conservative and Labour Parties, starting with the Labour Party in Brighton. Ed Balls on the ball during the traditional MPs vs Journalists football match, that kicks off the Labour Party’s Conference diary: Then on to the floor for the presentations and debates. Ed Miliband and his wife, Justine […]


Funeral of a Fireman

Funeral of a Fireman

Photographic coverage on behalf of client, Manchester Fire, of the funeral of fire-fighter, Stephen Hunt, who was killed battling a blaze in Manchester City Centre, in July. Hundreds of fire-fighters from across the UK lined the streets of Bury in full dress uniform to pay tribute to their colleague.

2 years ago today: Camden, Salford and Manchester Riots

2 years ago today: Camden, Salford and Manchester Riots

Continuing my look back at the August 2011 riots with photos, some previously unpublished, from the third and fourth day and night. Rioting continued to spread across London and to other cities in England. Come the evening of the 9th, Camden became one of the latest regions to see disorder. This photo (below) is one […]

Dig the City

Dig the City

Some photos from Manchester’s Dig the City, which I was asked to cover for the Manchester Evening News.


Parklife Festival

Parklife Festival

A night on the road with a paramedic

A night on the road with a paramedic

A night on the road photographing Senior Paramedic Paul O’Neill, a “First Responder” in the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), during one of his regular twelve-hour shifts. The situation imposed a couple of restrictions, photographically. I travelled light within the confines of Paul’s car and didn’t use flash – it looks shocking against reflective stripes, […]

World AIDS Day Commemoration, Manchester

World AIDS Day Commemoration, Manchester

The crowd in Manchester’s Sackville Park hold a candlelit vigil. Dozens of candles arranged in the shape of a red ribbon. For the first time, hundreds held a candlelit procession through Manchester’s “Gay Village”. A minute’s silence was held by the “Beacon of Hope” monument, in Sackville Park.


Photographing The Dalai Lama

Photographing The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama’s on a tour of the UK. Yesterday he held a press conference at the Lowry Hotel, in Salford. I don’t think I could ever get bored of photographing someone with such an expressive face.

One night in 2009

One night in 2009

Something someone said recently made me think about 27th May 2009. It was a day that I learned something profound and devastating. In the evening I went out and took some photographs and started to get over it. It was an important day in driving my determination to improve as a photographer. Manchester United were […]

August 2011 Rioting & Looting tearsheets

August 2011 Rioting & Looting tearsheets

A selection of the print and online uses of my photographs from the riots and looting that have taken place during the last week. Front page of London Evening Standard, police dogs on rioters in Enfield: Arrest and ransacked shop in Tottenham: Front page of “i” – arrests outside JD Sports in Tottenham: Arrest shot […]


12 hour street photography challenge

12 hour street photography challenge

The brief: to photograph in Manchester, non-stop, for 12 hours, starting at 2pm Saturday and finishing at 2am Sunday. The format: street photography. The goal: to select one good photo from each hour. This is my first draft selection, from which I’ve got to select a final 12. Some hours were, inevitably, more fruitful than […]