Yung Lean Live at the Roundhouse

13 December 17

Posted at 9:20

Swedish rapper Yung Lean brough his unique style of hip-hop to the Roundhouse stage last night. At only 21 years of age, highlights this year for Yung Lean, independently released, eclectic album Warlord and embarking on a sold out world tour, featured on Frank Ocean’s Blonde, star in Calvin Klein’s #mycalvins campaign and launch his own Sadboys Gear brand. A very difficult show to shoot last night. These are some of my favourites.

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Marilyn Manson - Wembley Arena 9 dec 2017

11 December 17

Posted at 12:49

I've never shot at Wembley Arena before so when the opportunity came to photograph Marilyn Manson for Gigwise it was a must even though we were originally told it was for the first song only.

One song not a problem because I knew we were about to get some amazing shots but on arrival it was a surprise to be told (and strangely) that we were allowed to stick around and photograph the seventh song. Not knowing the reason and there must have been a good reason for this I stuck around and entered the press pit in darkness on the seventh. Lights came on to be presented with the one and only Johnny Depp on guitar. For me it was worth the wait.

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Charlton Athletic Vs Portsmouth 9 Dec 2017

11 December 17

Posted at 7:23

Charlton Athletic celebrated their 25 year anniversary on the clubs return to The Valley. Unfortuantely Portsmouth had their own celebrations with a one nil victory and moved them up to seventh in League One.

Photos shot for Pro Sports Images

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Liam Gallagher - Live at Alexandra Palace

08 December 17

Posted at 12:33

Liam Gallagher performed live at Alexandra Palace. Definitely made for these big occasions and proves he's still a legend. It's been the third time this year I've got to photograph Liam Gallagher live and looking forward to the shows 2018.

#AsYouWere

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Megan McKenna - Live at London's Scala

06 December 17

Posted at 11:30

TOWIE star Megan McKenna played to a sold out crowd at London's Scala. The 25-year-old reality TV star turned country singer has already had a number one hit with her debut song High Heeled Shoes and even managed to knock Taylor Swift off the top of the iTunes chart.

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FIREFLIES TOUR 2017 - 'For Those Who Suffer We Ride’

29 November 17

Posted at 8:47

FIREFLIES TOUR 2017 - 'For Those Who Suffer We Ride’

It's been an exciting year for me in photography and I've been very fortunate to have photographed many bands and artists performing live in and around London. I got to shoot many festivals including Glastonbury and document the streets of LA but it was spending time with a group of cyclists who participated in this years FireFlies TOUR that will be my photography highlight of 2017.

From day one I knew I was surrounded by very special people.

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The team spent 8 days cycling from GENEVA To CANNES ->> 1,000km & 28,512m climbing across "Les Grandes ALPES" in aid of BLOODWISE Charity - Beating Blood Cancers. Inspired by the Courage it takes to fight Cancer, the riders tackle the most gruelling climbs of Le TOUR de FRANCE. Dedicated to raising Awareness & Funds in the Advertising, Film & Media world, the Tour arrives mid week of Cannes Lions International AD Festival.

 

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Since 2001 The FireFlies have Fundraised to support clinical and scientific Research into the Causes & Treatment of Leukaemia and other Blood Cancers at The HAMMERSMITH HOSPITAL in London.  

 

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Their Motto is: "FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER WE RIDE". 

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Millwall Vs Hull - Championship

28 November 17

Posted at 8:37

The last time I visited The New Den was to see Chelsea come away with a score draw in the FA Cup. I returned to The New Den but this time to photograph their match against Hull in the EFL for the News Shopper. 

Pictures shot for the News Shopper

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Blondie - O2 Academy Brixton

25 November 17

Posted at 7:24

It's been a while since I last posted so I thought I would play catch-up and start off with photos from Blondie's return visit to London. After seeing Blondie at the Roundhouse it was a must to photograph at one of may favourite venues, London's Brixton Academy.

The lighting was perfect and Deborah Harry was sounding amazing. The only negative photographers have to leave after the third song. 

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England Vs Germany - International Friendly 11 Nov 2017

16 November 17

Posted at 2:25

Frozen In Motion Sports Photography Agency gave me the opportunity to photograph England Vs Germany, International friendly at Wembley.

An amazing experience to be surrounded by so many sport photography professionals all trying to capture the shots that tell the story of the match and printed in the next day papers.

I was pleased to find out one of my images made front page of the sport supplement of The Guardian the following day after the match with the heading 'The Flying Pickford'

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World COPD Awareness Day 2017

16 November 17

Posted at 1:44

The condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is thought to affect around 11 million people and is the third biggest killer in America.

Raising awareness for World COPD 2017 I thought I would share a recent portrait of my mum who is a COPD sufferer and share some of her words.

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This woman is an inspiration to so many for various reasons. Full of life and loves her family to bits especially her three Grandchildren. She dotes on my 3 year old son Henry no matter how much pain she is going through. 

What is COPD. It stands for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease a type of obstructive lung disease characterised by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. COPD is a progressive disease, meaning it typically worsens over time. I have taken a few portraits of my mum during this time but felt this portrait details how her daily life looks like.

For most of the day oxygen passes through tubes to help her breathe. I asked my mum to tell me about her life since being diagnosed with COPD to go with this portrait and this is what she said.

Years ago a doctor saw her and said COPD would happen if she doesn't stop smoking but she thought it was jargon to get her to stop and even though she wanted to she couldn't do it and because she thought she couldn't she didn't. Many years on the doctor eventually told her she has COPD, an illness she describes not to wish on her worse enemy. The suffering is painful and not being able to breathe is very scary for her and brings a lot of anxiety. Always in and out of hospital with various breathing related illnesses. I remember being on holiday and she managed to gather the whole holiday village up one early Sunday morning to play sports. Today she is unable to do most things and has oxygen at home. She gave up smoking ten years ago and paying the price for it now. If at least one person gives up from reading this then I know my mum will be pleased. 

 

 

The Lemon Twigs - O2 Forum

16 November 17

Posted at 12:43

The Lemon Twigs from Long Island, New York arrived in London to play the O2 Forum. Fronted by brothers Brian and Michael D'Addario they are also joined by Megan Zeankowski on bass and Danny Ayala on Keyboards

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Barnet Vs Colchester United 11 November 2017

12 November 17

Posted at 10:31

With International friendlies and some important World Cup deciders their were no Premiership or Championship games this weekend but some very good games still available to shoot in League One and League Two. I decided to make the trip to The Hive Stadium for Barnet and Colchester United. Barnet were in need of three points and I thought the first half they played well and bossed the game. Unfortunately Colchester popped up with a late winner from Sammie Szmodics and Colchester went on to claim all three points. 

Love their little stadium. Nice family feel and a great place to photograph. Will definitely be back before the end of the season.

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Dartford Vs Swindon Town FA Cup 1st Round 5 Nov 2017

05 November 17

Posted at 11:59

Swindon Town made it look easy as they scored five against National League South side Dartford in the FA Cup first round win.

Timi Elsnik scored twice, Harry Smith's right-foot drive before half time and Amine Linganzi added a fourth before Paul Mullin scored a fifth goal.

Dartford scored a late goal through centre-back Richard Sho Silva.

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Fulham Vs Bristol City 31 October 2017

04 November 17

Posted at 7:36

Fulham were beaten 2-0 by Bristol City at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening with Aboubakar Kamara sent off in the second half but at this point the damage was already done and Bristol City controlling the game.

Bobby Reid opened the scoring inside half an hour with Korey Smith adding a second before the break. Comfortable winners for Bristol City moving them up to fourth in the table.

A tough night to shoot in very low light conditions and not much action where I was placed.

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QPR Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 October 2017

30 October 17

Posted at 11:41

Only the third time at Loftus Road and for all different reasons. First time was to see the team I support Chelsea, second with a friend against Manchester City and now sitting on pitch side to photograph the match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. An excitiment match with QPR winning 2-1

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Shed Seven - Scala, London October 2017

27 October 17

Posted at 9:45

Shed Seven are back playing live, at their best and about to release a brand new studio album 10 November 2017 titled Instant Pleasures.

Always been a massive fan from their first release and been fortunate to have seen them live numerous times and got to photograph them but last night was special as they played to an intimate crowd at London's Scala. Roll on #SHEDCEMBER

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Fulham Vs Preston North End - 14 October 2017

16 October 17

Posted at 9:25

Finally got to shoot my first official football match with Pro Sports Images. Fulham Vs Preston North End at Craven Cottage. An exciting match that finished 2-2 with Fulham scoring a 96th minute equaliser, it was the last kick of the game. 

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Jessie J - Koko, London 11 October 2017

12 October 17

Posted at 9:25

Jessie J returns to the music scene with a new album called R.O.S.E and a live performance at London's Koko. A show that did not dispapoint the sold out crowd.

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Dartford Vs Bognor Regis Town - National League South - 7 October 2017

12 October 17

Posted at 8:49

Finally up and running and got to shoot a game now that I have my non-league licence to apply for photo accreditation for all non-league games. Still have a lot to learn when it comes to framning, cropping, adding metadata to each image you want to use throughout the game and of course uploading in super quick time. It will become second nature as time goes by with the more games I shoot. There are so many sport photographers out there that inspires me and wanting tio improve in this genre.

Todays game was Dartford Vs Bognore Regis Town with Dartford eventually coming out as 3-1 winners. An exciting game that keeps Dartford close to the top and will definitely been seen as one of the favourites to be fighting for promotion to the National League where this team and the stadium belong.

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Sleaford Mods live at O2 Academy Brixton, London

23 September 17

Posted at 1:29

Sleaford Mods formed in 2007 in Nottingham. The band features vocalist Jason Williamson and musician Andrew Fearn. The band described their work as electronic munt minimalist punk-hop rants for the working class with such topics as unemployment, modern working life, celebrities and pop culture, capitalism and society in general. 

After seeing the duo at Glastonbury in 2015 I have been fortunate to document the band on a number of occassions and they do not disappoint.

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Crystal Palace Vs Huddersfield Town - Carabao Cup Third Round

21 September 17

Posted at 12:42

My second attempt at shooting a football match and can't wait to photograph more.

Crystal Palace hosted Huddersfield Town in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup and came out as one nil winners and will now face Bristol City away. An excellent result and played very well considering the difficult start they have had this season.

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Venice Beach Skate Park

18 September 17

Posted at 11:30

I've been fortunate to have gone to Los Angeles twice with work and during that time I had time to hang out in and around Venice Beach.

It's was always on my radar of places I wanted to go due to The Doors being one of my favourite bands and that they were formed in Venice back in 1965 but I never knew how good Venice Beach would be until I got there. It instantly became one of my favourite places to hang out and take pictures of talented skaters at the Venice Beach Skate Park. It's weird, wonderful and very unique. Hope to get back soon.

Below are a collection of photos during my two trips in 2016 and 2017.

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