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  1. MIF17 - Dinner Party At The End Of The World: Gallery

    09 Sep 2017

    I didn’t actually taste any of the food at Mary-Ellen’s thought-provoking event for MIF2017, so I’ll let someone else tell you all about it. Suffice to say, the lighting was dark, atmospheric and, in places, absolutely beautiful. The starting table setting in particular was a joy to photograph. And check…


  2. 2015 Events

    18 Nov 2015

    As the end of 2015 approaches, I’ve decided to set aside a few hours to update the website - radical, I know. I’m currently sifting through a whole load of images from all the events and PR shoots from a busy year, so I thought I’d get a few of…


  3. Getting Sporty

    31 Aug 2015

    This summer also meant I got some extra exercise shooting the Great Manchester Cycle in the middle of Manchester and the Junior Manchester Run in Heaton Park. Both had their moments weather-wise, but were also great fun - and inspiring. It was a particular pleasure to meet young Jack Johnson -…


  4. Summer event galleries

    31 Aug 2015

    Well, there has been no shortage of amazing events in the North West over the summer. Just updating my website, I realised that some might work better in an extended gallery format, so I’ve pulled together a few of the events I’ve had the pleasure of photographing over the past few months. Highlights for…


  5. Farewell Cornerhouse…

    12 Apr 2015

    I seem to have spent more time at Cornerhouse in 2014/15 than when I was working there full-time! Here’s a gallery of a few of my favourite shots from the past twelve months - and if you didn’t catch my article in Northern Soul, you can find it here. It’s a…


  6. Getting crafty…

    29 Jan 2015

    I recently spent a few days photographing some of the makers’ work at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. The sheer range of incredible creations was inspiring, and it was quite daunting, knowing I really did have to do justice to the time, precision and expertise which had been spent on…


  7. Come Home: James at Castlefield Bowl

    18 Jul 2014

    First time I saw James live was at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in 1992. They played an acoustic gig just before “Laid” was released. I’ve seen them perform live a few times since then (last time was at the Bridgewater Hall in 2011 - the version of ”The Lake” from…


  8. Great Manchester Cycle

    01 Jul 2014

    Alarm went off at 6am and by 7am I’d already cycled 6 miles. So started a day of photographing at the Great Manchester Cycle. A few celeb PR shots, alongside some other sponsor-based shots, but mainly it was about capturing the spirit of the day. Young and old, fit and…


  9. George Clinton and P-Funk at The Ritz

    30 Apr 2014

    Aw man. This band. Just incredible. George wandered around like he owned the joint (tonight, he did) but like a benevolent bandleader he focused attention to what the band were doing. If there was a bass solo, he would invite the crowd to watch and listen, never pulling focus. Often…


  10. Elbow storm the Arena

    25 Apr 2014

    I’ve wanted to snap Elbow for ages. They didn’t disappoint. An extended stage cut the pit in half, so about 15 photographers had to cram into an area not much bigger than a car parking space, but as Garvey was walking up and down the walkway (or “vanity thrust” as…


  11. 3 Minute Wonders

    23 Apr 2014

    I posted this at the beginning of March, when Prince was being a cheeky wee trickster and a bunch of kids were blowing the roof off Academy 2… While the Purple Pixie was generating mild hysteria and generally yanking Manchester’s chain for a week, there were actually other gigs going…


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