From Documentary Photography

Meadow Lane Black & White

Passion, tension, anticipation, drama, celebration, community, family – I love that all of this is available in abundance on match day (and in the case of Notts County has been since 1862)! This is the continuation of a project photographing match day at Meadow Lane. In taking these images I endeavour to capture what football…

Jake Bugg in the Electric House

Last month I had the privilege of accompanying the Notts County media team to photograph Jake in London. He is the official shirt sponsor for the club in the table topping month of November. In the anticipation of meeting Jake it felt a bit of a paradox  – I was telling myself he’s just a normal…

New Bishop of Sheffield

Congratulations to Bishop Pete who was installed as the eight Bishop of Sheffield today. A stunning service at a packed Sheffield Cathedral.   

The Circus

In the half light of backstage, Zippos circus feels like magic. There is the sounds of oohs and ahhs, applause, laughter, anticipation, drum rolls, cheers…. the smell of the horses, smoke machines… and the stream of hard working performers from around the world (Brazil, Kazakhstan, Africa, America) readying themselves… Everything combines to make it feel…

Jake Bugg at Meadow Lane

A very intimate and compelling gig at Meadow Lane last night – performed in support of Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds’ Give a Home campaign. Following media interviews at his beloved home town club, Jake performed a breathtaking set in front of just 100 people in the Notts County boardroom.

Asylum Seekers

These are a few portraits from a recent shoot for the excellent Open Hands Project. Open Hands offer housing and support for people who have fled from their home country but who are refused the right to find work or social housing in this country. These guys were lovely to photograph – warm, welcoming and…

Mum

I like the idea that my photographs tell a story – maybe without the need for words. But these three images need some words to make more sense of them. The three images are of my dear mum. My mum has had dementia for the last three years. I feel very lucky that we still…

Feral3

These are a few photos from a recording session for Sheffield band The Feral3. Nick (the base player) wanted portraits that were intimate – looking straight into the eyes (my favourite type of portraits!) as well as some documentary style shots. Check out https://soundcloud.com/theferal3 to hear their music….

The World’s Oldest Football League Club

 A dream project  – to photograph the club I have supported since I was seven! As well as being “my” club, Notts County represents a life time of memories, an enduring friendship with my brother-in-law who first introduced me to the magic world of football and an ongoing connection to my city of birth. Notts…

Bishop Pete Unveiled

From a photographic perspective I love this sort of work. I get a simple brief to capture an interesting day as it unfolds – no posing, setting up, giving instructions – just observing and endeavoring to tell a story – by far my favourite kind of brief. The only downside is having little control over…