Posts Tagged ‘photography’

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 […]

Dear Photo Thief – an open letter to those who think it’s OK to steal photographs

Dear Photo Thief, You don’t know me but you have stolen my photographs. As a press photographer I cover events across the UK, sometimes sharing my work on my website and via social media. My work is clearly watermarked as copyright and the licensing information on my website reinforces this. Although that is irrelevant because […]


A few tearsheets from the last 24 hours

A few tearsheets from the last 24 hours

A bit of a spread of hard news, features and celebrity from the last 24 hours. The funeral of a stranger brought hundreds to a crematorium in Lytham St Annes, providing a fitting Armistice Day tribute for Harold Percival, as featured in the Guardian and Mail: My PR photos from a celebrity event for client […]

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, […]

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 […]


Why shouldn't I take your picture?

Why shouldn’t I take your picture?

Someone once told me that a camera is a dangerous weapon. I didn’t agree. Irresponsible use of a photo is dangerous, but a camera’s only dangerous when used as a blunt weapon. So what is there to fear, but fear itself? A fear-response is instinctive, not rational. A cold look at the experience of being […]

2010: A year in pictures

2010: A year in pictures

Reviewing the events I’ve covered in 2010, I’ve pulled out some of the prettier (rather than more newsworthy) pics. Often these are the moments that don’t make the news but, from my experience of the day, represent more of the atmosphere. SHOW ME LOVE New Year’s Day 2010: Revellers down a side street celebrating the […]