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…

Ilkay Gündogan Portraits

Weekly German sports magazine Sport Bild asked me to photograph Manchester City’s new signing Ilkay Gündogan to accompany an interview they were planning. Window light in a hotel restaurant in the centre of Manchester it was. The portraits are available in the UK via Offside Sports Photography…  

Moussa Sissoko Portraits

I’ve worked closely with L’Equipe over many years now, mostly on behalf of Offside Sports Photography, the agency charged with distributing their archive across the UK. Their publications remain some of the most widely-read in Europe, and the weekly magazine continues to offer some of the most in-depth sports interviews and features available on the…

Eliaquim Mangala

A few months back, I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours in the company of Manchester City’s French defender, Eliaquim Mangala, as he was interviewed for L’Equipe as part of their build-up to EURO 2016. Naturally, the restaurant we chose to use that lunchtime had a tree as it’s centerpiece…

Emre Can

Another visit to the Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool, to carry out another commission from SportBild, with another shoot with the Reds’ German defender Emre Can. The brief for this shoot was slightly different to the last time we met, and certainly different to what I’m used to. Ahead of Liverpool’s European double-header with German side Augsburg,…

IAS Company Portraits

I was recently commissioned to shoot a line of staff portraits for a new start-up company based in Cheshire, called Intelligent Analytical Solutions (IAS). The company specialise in the provision of data analysis, and the existing website (which only required these images before it could go live) had been designed around a certain colour scheme that meant a grey background…

Emre Can Portraits

A few weeks ago, I was asked by our lovely German friends Witters if I would be available to photograph the Liverpool defender Emre Can, formerly of Bayer Leverkusen, for Sport Bild. I met journalist Christian Falk in the lobby of the Malmasion Hotel in Liverpool, before the player arrived just a short time later. I don’t…

Hallam FC

In December, I was asked by L’Equipe Magazine to provide pictures for a feature they were producing on former Marseille and England footballer Chris Waddle, now enjoying life not only as a pundit for various TV and radio stations, but also, more interestingly, as a part-time player-manager of the Hallam FC Sunday team. Hallam FC are the second…

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Far too often we see sportsmen or women responding to a set of predictable questions fired at them by journalists too scared to delve deeper for something different or unique. In fairness, the restraint shown by so many writers often stems from the fear of rejection from the club or association by which their interviewee is…

Amy Hughes 53:53

Most people, myself included, have never run a marathon, and most never will. The preparation involved with a 26-mile run is physical and psychological; it requires both your body and mind to be at their strongest. So what does it take to run 53 of them…fifty-three…5-3? And in consecutive days?! Shropshire runner Amy Hughes decided…

Sir Tom Finney

I was extremely sad to hear the news of footballer Sir Tom Finney’s passing on Valentines Day this year. I had the pleasure of spending a morning with him back in 2007, when I was living in his home city of Preston, in Lancashire; although I only met him on one occasion, it didn’t take long to realise that he…

Barclays PR Portraits

I received a call from a PR agency recently asking me to produce some portraits of a Barclays employee at the company’s Radbroke Hall premises near Knutsford in Cheshire. I was given a day’s notice, and not much information regarding the brief either, so I felt a little lost in terms of ideas for the shoot….