I am based in the West Yorkshire Pennines, halfway between Manchester (40 minutes drive) and Leeds (30 minutes), and have been shooting news and feature pictures for over thirty years, which include ten years with the Sunday Times in London and five as the Northern staffer for Reuters. My assignments have included everything from the Romanian revolution and the first Gulf War (I worked in Eastern Turkey, Syria and Northern Iraq), portrait sessions with the likes of Robert Plant and Tina Turner, and major UK news events as diverse as the Lockerbie tragedy and political party conferences. Prior to this I worked in my birth town of Birmingham for The Birmingham Post and Mail and latterly the Wolverhampton Express and Star.
Freelance for the past fourteen years, I still maintain a strong working relationship with the Sunday Times. Other clients include The Press Association, The British Red Cross, Morrisons Supermarkets and numerous national magazines and public relations companies.
For almost half of my career I worked solely in black and white, moving to colour in the mid 1980's and going digital in 2000. I constantly keep abreast of new developments, and currently use the latest high-end Canon digital SLR cameras coupled with Adobe Photoshop software. My years of experience in black and white now enables me to fully exploit the fantastic possibilities offered by digital photography.
People often ask me which is the best picture I've ever taken. My usual response is "the last one" because when you're freelance every single job is important! However, over the years I've built up a list of favourites, forty of which I've just published as a book. If you'd like to see a preview, or order a copy, please go the book link at the top of the page.
All the pictures on the following title pages are of my son Ben, doing what he does best - being a little lad!
My Gallery has two sections - editorial, showing my current work, plus black and white, showing past and present work. Click on any thumbnail for a larger image.
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