Posts Tagged ‘police’

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Continuing my look back at the August 2011 riots with photos, some previously unpublished, from the third and fourth day and night.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 […]

2 years ago today: Hackney and Brixton Riots

2 years ago today: Hackney and Brixton Riots

More photos, some previously unpublished, from the August 2011 riots. After Tottenham, riots and looting spread across London. Stretching in to the second and third days and nights, I covered the disorder on the Pembury Estate in Hackney, where several photographers – including myself – were assaulted. And in Brixton where I witnessed looted and […]


2 years ago today: Tottenham and Enfield Riots

2 years ago today: Tottenham and Enfield Riots

Two years ago today I arrived in Tottenham at about 5am, following a night of riots. I had been awake for about 20 hours but my day was just starting. I spent the next four days photographing in London and Manchester, as disorder spread. Below are photos, some of which have never been published, from […]

A moving letter

A moving letter

On Saturday I covered PC David Rathband’s funeral. He was the policeman who was shot in the face and blinded by Raoul Moat in 2010. 20 months later he was found hanged in his home. I travelled to Stafford in the morning, photographed the cortège in the town and most of the funeral outside the […]

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 […]


EDL Cambridge Demo, 9th July 2011

EDL Cambridge Demo, 9th July 2011

The English Defence League protested against a proposal for the construction of a new mosque, in Cambridge, on 9th July 2011. On the same day, a coalition of groups opposed to the EDL, held a counter demonstration. Younger EDL supporters before the demonstration: Those opposed to the EDL held a separate march: EDL supporters gather […]

UK Uncut at Fortnum & Mason

UK Uncut at Fortnum & Mason

UKUncut target those organisations they say avoid tax, using legal loopholes. They say that, if these organisations were obliged to pay tax at the same rate as those businesses that don’t exploit these loopholes, the need for cuts in public services would be reduced as the exchequer would raise more revenue which, in turn, could […]

Stanlow Fuel Protests, 8th May 2011

Stanlow Fuel Protests, 8th May 2011

Some nice sunshine and bright colours made for vivid pictures: You can just spot my flash glaring in the bottom right corner of the shot above. Organiser Ian Charlesworth posing for a portrait before the demonstration started: Police held protesters back to prevent them from blocking fuel tankers: Protest organisers were disappointed, as tankers continued […]


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 […]