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World AIDS Day Commemoration, Manchester

World AIDS Day Commemoration, Manchester

The crowd in Manchester’s Sackville Park hold a candlelit vigil. Dozens of candles arranged in the shape of a red ribbon. For the first time, hundreds held a candlelit procession through Manchester’s “Gay Village”. A minute’s silence was held by the “Beacon of Hope” monument, in Sackville Park.

Photographing The Dalai Lama

Photographing The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama’s on a tour of the UK. Yesterday he held a press conference at the Lowry Hotel, in Salford. I don’t think I could ever get bored of photographing someone with such an expressive face.

A moving letter

A moving letter

On Saturday I covered PC David Rathband’s funeral. He was the policeman who was shot in the face and blinded by Raoul Moat in 2010. 20 months later he was found hanged in his home. I travelled to Stafford in the morning, photographed the cortège in the town and most of the funeral outside the […]


August 2011 Rioting & Looting tearsheets

August 2011 Rioting & Looting tearsheets

A selection of the print and online uses of my photographs from the riots and looting that have taken place during the last week. Front page of London Evening Standard, police dogs on rioters in Enfield: Arrest and ransacked shop in Tottenham: Front page of “i” – arrests outside JD Sports in Tottenham: Arrest shot […]

EDL Cambridge Demo, 9th July 2011

EDL Cambridge Demo, 9th July 2011

The English Defence League protested against a proposal for the construction of a new mosque, in Cambridge, on 9th July 2011. On the same day, a coalition of groups opposed to the EDL, held a counter demonstration. Younger EDL supporters before the demonstration: Those opposed to the EDL held a separate march: EDL supporters gather […]

UK Uncut at Fortnum & Mason

UK Uncut at Fortnum & Mason

UKUncut target those organisations they say avoid tax, using legal loopholes. They say that, if these organisations were obliged to pay tax at the same rate as those businesses that don’t exploit these loopholes, the need for cuts in public services would be reduced as the exchequer would raise more revenue which, in turn, could […]


Stanlow Fuel Protests, 8th May 2011

Stanlow Fuel Protests, 8th May 2011

Some nice sunshine and bright colours made for vivid pictures: You can just spot my flash glaring in the bottom right corner of the shot above. Organiser Ian Charlesworth posing for a portrait before the demonstration started: Police held protesters back to prevent them from blocking fuel tankers: Protest organisers were disappointed, as tankers continued […]

Conservative Party Spring Forum, Cardiff; 6th March 2011

Conservative Party Spring Forum, Cardiff; 6th March 2011

A few portraits at the stage of the Conservative Party’s Spring Forum in Cardiff. David Cameron addresses the audience: Going wide: Ken Clarke says “NO2AV”: William Hague: Andrew Lansley: Iain Duncan Smith: George Osborne: It’s been said that the traffic warden is the photographer’s nemesis. Not so: weak/no 3G is a far more frightening prospect: […]

Remember Gaza protest, 27th December 2010.

Remember Gaza protest, 27th December 2010.

27th December 2010; London, UK. On Kensington High Street, as near to the Israeli embassy as protesters are permitted, a hundred or so gathered in support of the Palestinian cause. The protest was vocal and peaceful: The most boystreous chants came from younger protesters: A small contingent of Orthodox Jews from “Neturei Karta”, an organisation […]


Why shouldn't I take your picture?

Why shouldn’t I take your picture?

Someone once told me that a camera is a dangerous weapon. I didn’t agree. Irresponsible use of a photo is dangerous, but a camera’s only dangerous when used as a blunt weapon. So what is there to fear, but fear itself? A fear-response is instinctive, not rational. A cold look at the experience of being […]

2010: A year in pictures

2010: A year in pictures

Reviewing the events I’ve covered in 2010, I’ve pulled out some of the prettier (rather than more newsworthy) pics. Often these are the moments that don’t make the news but, from my experience of the day, represent more of the atmosphere. SHOW ME LOVE New Year’s Day 2010: Revellers down a side street celebrating the […]