In the first part of 2015 I had the opportunity to exhibit some of my work at the Fleet Street Press Cafe. They provide a space for press photographers to display their work. The varied nature of the work and the diverse talents working within the industry means there’s always something new to see.
Many of the photographs I had printed and framed were from my ongoing coverage of “The Night Time Economy”, in Manchester:
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Also included were photographs from London, the first taken during student demonstrations in 2010.
And these three were taken during the riots of August 2011:
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Sometimes it’s as much about the story behind the photo, as the photo itself. From the photo below’s caption:
“As looters and rioters smashed up shops, looted and fought with police in Camden Town, Philippa Morgan-Walker, 25 and her husband, Jonny Walker, 31, made tea for the police who were protecting their street. They used a riot shield as a tea-tray. Some of the officers had been on duty for more than 30 hours.”
As a news photographer I cover a fair bit of politics and current affairs. This photograph of Bobby Charlton was one of those “walk by” moments when you’re just glad to have a camera in your hand.
And this one of Nigel Farage was taken in Manchester Town Hall.