Banging The Drum

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Down On The Farm

Hannah and Ed asked me to photograph them with their son, Bob, on and around their family’s dairy farm in Shocklach, Cheshire recently. The style of the shoot was always going to be informal, but it turned out to be even more fun than I’d imagined! We went for a walk around the fields and…

A Stroll In The Park

As we head into the winter months, the euphony of rich red leaves descending from the branches of a vast, autumnal woodland remains one of autumn’s abiding memories. Grassland in parks across the country becomes buried under a palette of orange, red and brown, so what better to do with such photogenic surroundings than capture some portraits…

Since We Last Spoke

☑️ Football     ☑️ Photography     ☑️ Action     ☑️ Goals     ☑️ Celebrations     ☑️ Incidents ☑️ Features     ☑️ Fans     ☑️ Tattoos     ☑️ Trophies     ☑️ Stage Shows     ☑️ Sheepskin Coats It’s been a busy few weeks, both on and off the sidelines. The following pictures are all available exclusively via Offside Sports Photography…  

Steel City Derby

Hillsborough played host to one of football’s oldest rivalries on Sunday afternoon when Sheffield Wednesday came up against neighbours Sheffield United in a clash of the industrial titans. I’d never covered this fixture before now, and nothing could dampen my excitement of a trip across the Pennines to witness the famous Steel City derby for…

Terriers, Toffees, Devils & Foxes

The summer brought a change of scenery – Moscow rather than Middlesbrough, Kazan rather than Kidderminster – it was nice to get away. Our Russian experience was a surprisingly pleasant one,  but as with every break, a return to the office is inevitable. Pre-season matches were thrust upon me not long after I got home,…

Ben & Tom Curry

Ahead of this summer’s British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand, the England rugby side travelled to Argentina for a two-test series involving a number of players not included in Warren Gatland’s squad. Ben & Tom Curry, a pair of identical twin teenagers hoping to cement their place in Eddie Jones’ long-term plans, were…

FIFA Confederations Cup (Week 3)

DAY 14 Today began with an early flight out of Moscow, as we returned to Kazan for the first of the two semi-finals. Portugal had been paired with Chile in what promised to be a fiery encounter between two of the biggest names in the tournament. We landed at 10:30 and headed straight to the…

FIFA Confederations Cup (Week 2)

DAY 8 We celebrated the end of our first week in Russia with an early flight to Kazan, the last remaining city we’re yet to visit. A 6am check-out from the hotel in Moscow allowed us enough time to make the 06:30 AeroExpress train back to Sheremetyevo Airport. Another smooth Aeroflot check-in later and we…

FIFA Confederations Cup (Week 1)

Visa sorted, documents filed, lenses checked, cameras cleaned, bags packed. On Wednesday evening, I prepared to leave the house to join up with colleagues Matt & Robbie (and, later, Chris) ahead of my trip to Russia for this year’s FIFA Confederations Cup. Having covered a number of tournaments over the last few years, I’ve become…

It’s All Over Now

Another domestic football season came to a close this weekend after ten turbulent months, with Chelsea lifting the Premier League trophy in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful. In the run-up to the season’s conclusion, some sides had more to play for than others – Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool were all fighting for a…

Joel Matip

A recent editorial commission from Sport Bild magazine in Germany led me to the impressive Titanic Hotel found on Stanley Dock, about 2 miles from Liverpool’s city center. Arriving to set up at 10:30, our midday appointment turned into a 13:00 appointment, which, in turn, became a 15:00 appointment – I didn’t take a picture…