Amie & Romney

This summer, I was asked to photograph Amie & Romney as they celebrated their wedding at the magnificent Manor House Stables in Malpas back at the end of August. Tipis replaced the traditional marquee usually found at the heart of such venues, allowing the guests to enjoy a lively and colourful day in fun, quirky and slightly more intimate surroundings….

Fiona & James

Turner’s Hill in Surrey was the venue for this beautiful July wedding that saw Fiona & James tie the knot in the groom’s home village, as friends and family travelled from all over to celebrate with them in the heart of the Home Counties. This was one of those rare occasions I was asked (along with my wife,…

Teignmouth v Brixham

No more than 225 miles from my home in Nantwich, Cheshire lies the picturesque Coombe Valley, home of Teignmouth AFC. This was derby day, with Brixham AFC the visitors. Both sides currently ply their trade in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League Division One East. Whereas Teignmouth’s club was formed in 1946, Brixham, in contrast,…

‘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

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

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…