‘ave It!

October has provided me with a non-stop stream of football to photograph…it’s been one of the busiest times I can recall for match action. Domestic and European matches have been coming thick and fast, both at home and abroad…I’ve seen more of the north west’s road networks than I have of my family, there’s no doubt…

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…

Back In The Saddle

For football fans across the land who were doing their best to forget the disaster that was England’s UEFA EURO 2016 campaign, the domestic season couldn’t start soon enough. New names aplenty, both on the bench and on the pitch, promised great things. It’s now off and racing, and the first few weeks have already delivered all…

Offbeat: Football – Rough Around The Edges

The Premier League – a product sold to billions right around the world – is portrayed as the ultimate example of the beautiful game. Wrapped in Sky Sports’ glossy packaging, it has become a sporting behemoth, irresistible to viewers and advertisers alike. Clubs’ pre-season tours to America, the Far East and Australia illustrate the reach that…

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…

The 145th Open Championship

From the 14th-17th July this summer, Royal Troon Golf Club played host to the 145th Open Championship. The world’s best golfers descended on the Ayrshire coast to compete in the sport’s toughest major of the year. I made my way up the M6 early on the Tuesday morning, leaving home at 05:30 and eventually arriving at…

Roy’s Reign

No sooner had the tumbleweed completed it’s first lap of the England changing room following their defeat to minnows Iceland in this summer’s EURO 2016 tournament, the mastermind of their pitiful performance, manager Roy Hodgson, had announced his resignation with immediate effect. In the days that followed, I decided to compile a selection of pictures of mine from…

EURO 2016 – Croatia v Spain

I’ve been in France for the best part of a fortnight now, but I’ve yet to see any decent weather…you know, proper summer weather. The south of France in June, I imagined I’d be sick of the sight of blue skies come the end of the group stages. That’s not been the case though, as…

EURO 2016 – Russia v Wales

My penultimate group game of the tournament was Wales’ showdown with Russia in Toulouse. The weather was beginning to improve as I pulled up at the stadium in the middle of the afternoon, so with plenty of time to spare, I decided to head into the center of town. I went armed with a pair…

The Oirish!

Sunshine burst through the curtains for the first time in what felt like forever the next morning. Today’s match in Bordeaux saw the Republic of Ireland take on Belgium. The decision had been made prior to the tournament for me to photograph the Irish fans today, rather the match itself – that responsibility lay with…

EURO 2016 – England v Wales

The 08:00 alarm on my phone was the only thing that prevented me from sleeping through to lunchtime. It worked…within 20 minutes I was downstairs, tucking into a croissant whilst discussing the finer qualities of yesterday’s cycle through the region with some fellow guests of the chateau. As we sat either side of the large…