Category: News

The Prattle Of Trafalgar

My clients don’t prattle, but this is my blog, so I do. And I need a catchy title to draw you in. I like doing character portraits – you can always be a bit more adventurous by telling the story through lighting, and of course you’ve always got people in front of you who emote. […]

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Do Tests Matter?

Doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers and the like all go through a sort of basic training at university, and end up with a degree that shows they’ve got the skillset to enter their field as a rookie. Once in their field they can specialise by sitting more exams – I’ve not sat any of those since […]

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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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Walk of Hope for the Christie Hospital

Scenes over the course of the Walk of Hope, a serene event the Christie Charity hold for people who’ve been affected by cancer. It takes place at Tatton Park in Knustsford, and along the walk participants can write messages to loved ones on white rocks which are then cast into the mere. Later on, at […]

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Cycle of life

Chris Hoy, well established cyclist and Lucy Garner, promising new athlete on the cusp of a great career. Recently Chris has been mentoring talented young cyclists like Garner as part of the Sky Academy Sports Programme. This shoot was shoehorned into a Sky shooting schedule, a media schedule and a racing schedule, and as such […]

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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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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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