44/4

Here are 44 pictures from the 4th month of the year. It’s nothing more complicated than that. The ongoing search for a different picture leads you down all sorts of strange paths, and whilst the same teams dominate the headlines for their performances good or bad, Burnley’s Turf Moor and Everton’s Goodison Park – original, unspoilt…

March On

Spring is fast upon us, people…make hay while the sun (begins to shine) and take a look at a handful of my photographs from an eventful month’s football. These images are all available to professional picture buyers – all you have to do is contact Offside Sports Photography…

The Imps & Green Skimps

February’s FA Cup 5th Round tie between Burnley and Lincoln City at Turf Moor reinvigorated the public’s interest at a time when critics were circling, like vultures, over an historic competition on it’s knees in the scorching conditions of a footballing wasteland. The visitors, sitting 81 places below the hosts in the league pyramid, snatched the…

January Blues & Reds

Whilst colleagues of mine have spent time in South Africa, Panama, Los Angeles, and many other warmer climes this month, I’ve found myself glued to the murky North West of England. The new year has brought with it an icy chill, so what better way to spend the first few weeks of 2017 than out in…

Best of 2016

When I decided I wanted to be a photographer, with an emphasis on sport, I had no idea where to begin, nor where it would take me. From the bloodied canvas of a boxing ring on an amateur fight night in the north west, to a muddy University rugby field on a bitterly cold and usually-uneventful…

The Wind Cries Mary

If it’s football pictures you like, then, by gee by jingo by crikey, it’s football pictures you’re gonna get. Here’s my final ‘latest’ of 2016, a selection of images brought to you in their full 600px-wide/tall, shamelessly-watermarked glory. A full version of each and every one can be found and purchased at Offside Sports Photography…  

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…