Category: Exhibitions

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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Le Mans’ Best Friend

I was at the Le Mans 24 race this weekend. It was a trek first from Manchester to Upminster to rendezvous with the group, then to Folkestone for the Eurostar, and a 4hr drive across France to the campsite near the circuit. Unsurprisingly I always take a camera away with me on trips. I do […]

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Welcome Home

This project started with spotting a picture, which you can see at this link. I wanted to show a person who wasn’t happy with their lot, who had tried to make a change, but had only found himself back where he started. Thanks to the Palace Theatre, Manchester. Photographic Assistant: Rob Green 07985 679338 Makeup […]

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This is Greater Manchester

A project for the NHS which wanted not just landmarks from the ten districts, but also people and portraits. There’s a barmaid from the Boar’s Head Inn in Middleton here, a couple from the BBC’s new home Salford Quays, Hollingworth Lake up in Rochdale, Lyme Park in Stockport, and a couple of traders from Bury […]

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Cuba

These pictures were taken during a week in Havana and two days spent in a quiet town nearby called Vinales. I won’t splurge on hyperbole, so I’ll finish by saying I was very reluctant to leave…

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Moss Side Carnival

Happening today, right outside my flat near Alexandra Park where the carnival is taking place. Lots of characterful faces there, and while not everyone was crazy about having their portrait done, no one actually said no.

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One Foot in the Rave

An introduction… these are pictures from the aptly named ‘Hardcore Till I Die’ or HTID event that took place in Newquay this weekend. I knew about rave back in the mid-90s and it seems little has changed – the style of MCing is the same, people bring anything fluorescent, and the 180 beats per minute […]

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Cinderella

Production of the pantomime Cinderella at the Manchester Opera House. Panto surely has to be among the oldest forms of entertainment – bawdy jokes, camp men in drag and cries of ‘it’s behind you’ must’ve been running in a more or less identical form for centuries, and it’s testament only to the commitment and energy […]

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The Metalworks

Mather Foundry in Ardwick. These pictures are part of a portfolio gathered over around half a dozen visits, each time coming back slightly singed and smelling of metal dust. It’s good to know that not everyone out there works in an office. When I wasn’t recording the drama of molten metal or clouds of sparks, […]

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Morocco

< Pictures taken during a trip to Morocco. Marrakech was difficult to take decent pictures in since, frankly, no one leaves you alone. You almost think that if it weren’t for the tourists there’d be no Marrakech at all. However the port town of Essaouira, a short ride away by bus, has plenty of interesting […]

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