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Fancy

Another shoot featuring people having very bad days. Shot on a rented Pentax 645z, with a lot of Profoto pointing around for lighting.I’ve never used a medium format digital camera before. This one is very user friendly, has a fast autofocus, and produces pictures that doubtless may not be quite as good as the Hasselblads, […]

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Whistleblower Shiban Ahmed

Photographed at his home in South Manchester, NHS whistle blower Dr Shiban Ahmed. Dr Ahmed has accused the NHS of cruel and unsafe practices regarding the circumcision of boys by unsafe GPs. This story was for an article in the Sunday Times. Lit with 3 Profoto B1s. Although they’re a lot heavier than my previous […]

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Arty in the park

  John Hillman, for an article in the Sunday Times about savings and pensions. Another scenario where there is no real picture story, so the important thing is to inject a little interest wherever possible. A nearby park where John walks his dog was the spot I chose. I’ve become aware of the Online Lighting […]

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Marnie & Me

  Crime author Marnie Riches, who contacted me looking for some portraits convinced she couldn’t possibly look cool in any of them. The brief was fairly loose – to get a portrait of her in line with the edgy, murky worlds she creates for her readers. The first shot was taken in Revolution on Deansgate […]

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Conference crasher

Selects from a weekend away with Turley Associates on their annual conference. It began in London at the Pullman Hotel with none other than Gyles Brandreth as the keynote speaker, then a champagne reception at Searcy’s (Europe’s longest champagne bar) at Kings Cross. Early next morning took the conference to the Steigenberger hotel in Brussels […]

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Cover of Business Week: Vikas Shah

Usually I’ve no idea where my pictures end up, and have no real way of finding out – so it’s nice when the client sends you something on. Manchester based entrepreneur Vikas Shah was the subject of this one – he’s prolific and over-achieving in a way that belies his charming boyish enthusiasm. The locations […]

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Marvin Sordell

Portrait of the young Burnley striker for the Sunday Times. Generally with well known people you will wait far longer than you expected for the subject to arrive, and get correspondingly little time to take the picture, so you can use the extra time to find a good spot, fix up your lighting, and then […]

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Peddle to the metal

This is Tom Muir from the Tandom Metallurgical Group. He was easily the most patient subject I’ve ever had, as the plant where he works had its challenges: subject to extremes of heat, and what were for me maddeningly sudden gusts of wind that made my lights take off as if Mary Poppins was camera […]

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Strength in numbers

Property investment firm Sequre, based in Sale, who wanted a picture illustrating how big their team had grown. Most of the hard work in these pictures is done before you even pick up the camera, and most of that hard work is organising 25 different sized, different shaped people into a coherent form.

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The glove from above

Pictures from a test shoot that took place in New Era Boxing in Northwich. The inspiration, if I can talk about that, is to do with unexpected, or surprising scenarios. Most of the pictures I take are used to illustrate stories, accompany articles and so forth, and in these cases you are given your location, […]

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