Posts Tagged ‘photojournalism’

A little bit of politics

A little bit of politics

Some of my recent political coverage, in no particular order. Nigel Farage stops off on the campaign trail during the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election, outside The Happy Man pub in Wythenshawe Coronation Street’s David Neilson (who plays Roy Cropper) made a star turn in support of Labour Party candidate Mike Kane. They ended up […]

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 […]

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 […]

My 2011 in pictures

My 2011 in pictures

Choosing my least worst photos from the year, I tried to be detached and to pick the pics I consider the most punchy and commercial. But I couldn’t. My choices are coloured by emotion and experience. For the sake of sense, I’ve divided these in to five broad headings. 1) RIOTS I’ve already published plenty […]

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 […]