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June 21, 2019

Chernobyl exclusion zone

October 29, 2017

Manchester's Victoria Baths opened in 1906, described at the time as 'the most splendid municipal bathing institution in the country'. After the baths closed in 1993 the building quickly fell into dereliction. Through the efforts of English Heritage, Victoria Baths Tru...

May 28, 2017

Drax is the UK's largest power station, responsible for generating 7% of our electricity from a mixture of coal and increasingly bio-mass in order to meet long term environmental targets.

I was fortunate to be part of the first photowalk on what proved to be t...

May 6, 2017

A rather unique project came about via a friend of a friend.  Northern Gas are in the process of demolishing their UK wide network of Gas Holders, some if which date from the Victorian era.

The company are looking for images to grace hoardings which will surro...

May 1, 2017

Annie Berrington of 'Get Out More' Forest School asked if I was interested in shooting images for a 'wellbeing trail' set in Longley Woods, just outside the centre of Huddersfield. I knew of the woods, but had never explored them despite growing up only a couple of mil...

January 26, 2017

I was asked to create headshots and environmental portraits for Knaresborough based folk musician Paul Mirfin. His manager was looking for strong imagery for promotional use on posters, & social media. The brief was 'dark & gritty'...which was right up my street. We st...

October 28, 2016

Hot on the heels of the 2016 Black Rose Ball, the team were eager to start 2017 promo work to tie in with the upcoming Bram Stoker Film Festival and Whitby Goth Weekend. The chosen theme for the 2017 ball is 'Arabian Nights'.

So much effort goes into these shoots; meeti...

October 19, 2016

Spent a lovely afternoon with local printmaker Gerard Hobson taking shots in and around his studio in preparation for his new website. I find artist's 'spaces' fascinating and Gerard's didn't disappoint with personalised inks, paint & lino prints in progress scattered...

September 10, 2016

The ball is an annual event held in the York De Grey Rooms in aid of the Sophie Lancaster foundation 

This year had a Vampire theme with several of my images used for promotion on the ball website & flyers. It was a fun promo shoot, crammed into a fr...

August 31, 2016

York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre staged the Roald Dahl classic, so it was great to cover the dress rehearsal and take some cast portraits. Here's a few of my favourite moments -

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