Category: Studio

Return of the Soldier

The Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats, Manchester, does a great job of putting on small productions but with massive talent. My most recent commission for them was The Return of the Soldier: ‘The Return of the Soldier, by Charles Miller and Tim Sanders, is a musical adaptation of Rebecca West’s remarkable novella written at the […]

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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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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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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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1930 and Thriving

After spotting a portrait of pre-war prime minister Neville Chamberlain, I noticed how different the approach to portraits once was. His face was very nearly full to camera but with a flattering high angle. Most interestingly the eye line looked off into the distance, an affectation of the time – today subjects always expect to […]

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Gladiators in White Collars

Imagine going to work knowing that, at the end of the day, you will, for the first time, begin training as a boxer. Imagine this continuing for eight weeks, knowing throughout that when the eight weeks are over, you’ll have to get in the ring and actually fight  someone else – another white collar worker […]

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Heads, you win

Samples from a headshot session that took place on location at PLS Solicitors in South Manchester. They installed me in their boardroom with a good view of the street – and kept my caffeine levels high throughout.

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Stepping Hill Hospital

  Shots from a recent commission for the Stockport based hospital, taken around the corridors of the maternity unit, paediatrics, pharmacy and A&E department. Show mostly stolen by a hungry baby who went unfed several minutes longer than he would have liked to.

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