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God Dame!

God Dame! Panto is a venerable yet wonderfully stupid British tradition that everyone should experience.  It’s a tough genre to excel in, straddling (haw haw) the bawdy, the fun and the absurd, and it couldn’t be better exemplified than in Eric Potts, writer, director and the grandest of dames. Here are just couple of costumes Eric […]

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Manchester Pride 2016

Pride in Manchester is when the centre of the city becomes, for one weekend, taken over by the LGBT community. It’s a great place to find a concentration of interesting and unusual looks and faces. On Saturday I took a small softbox and a portrait lens into town, and with the help of assistant Ben […]

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Four Legs Good

Four Legs Good A good amount of what I do is photographing human beings, and trying to shape light to bring out their best features. This project was about seeing how animal’s heads react to the same treatment – seeing if they look any more human… These are all animals from Wythenshawe Community Farm in […]

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Portraits for Anthemis

Portraits for Anthemis   A few headshots for London-based fintech firm Anthemis. They strike the right tone of familiarity and respectability I think. There’s a Five Guys around the corner too.     Shot on the Pentax 645z at either 90mm or 150mm. The 90mm lens does the nicer, sharper pictures and is a lovely […]

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Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal There’s a simplicity to powerlifting – how much can you lift, once? In front of an audience at Event City UK, the competitors enter the lifting stage – sometimes by strolling, sometimes by charging bull like – and focus all their body and soul on beating gravity’s influence on hundreds of kilos of […]

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PTs At Dawn

PTs AT DAWN A shoot with personal trainer Aaron Caton in the early morning mist. To get that sense of urgency in his expression Aaron would sprint a hundred or so metres away from the mark and back to get his heart going. The shoot was more or less an interval training session for him, […]

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Oh No It Isn’t

Oh No, It Isn’t! Panto: it’s great, because it’s fundamentally, cheerfully silly. The lack of pretence is a relief. It must be the least uptight form of entertainment on the planet, and that’s not an easy mark to hit.   These are cast members from the recent production of Cinderella at the Manchester Opera House. […]

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Genre bender: Pentax 645z

An affordable medium format camera, that behaves like a big DLSR. Affordable is a matter of perspective of course. You can buy three Canon 5d3 bodies for the cost of the Pentax. But until the Pentax came along, there was no half way house, functionally or financially, between the 35mm formats and the majesty of […]

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Junk Shrewd

Drew Pritchard, expert in antiques and salvage, at his house with wife Rebecca. His home is an exhibit in itself, with unexpected, characterful gems wherever you look. For the Sunday Times.

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