We were trying something a little new on the BBC news website a few weeks back. The idea – called ‘Slides’ – was to try and tell a story horizontally in words, pictures and video. Intended for mobile devices and aimed at a younger audience, I thought a quick jaunt with of one of the […]
I recently wrote a piece about a former prison monitor who had raised concerns about the state of prison monitoring. As a result of her concerns – voiced anonymously – she was urged to step down as a chairman of the monitoring board she chaired. And when she then spoke to a newspaper about this, […]
When it comes to sheer colour, few places in the UK can top the southern coastal town of Hastings on a bright summer day. I love it.
Today was largely spent at the beach… With a dead fin whale for company. What caught my eye was not just the whale, but the people who come to look at it. Some just sat and stared as it bobbed gently to the rhythms of the waves. Some gave it little more than a glance […]
This week saw the publication of an extended project on a primary school in Essex. With its austere 1920s red brick design, outdoor playgrounds and dark wooden floor hall, It looks pretty much like any other school. What makes Crays Hill different is that nearly all of its pupils are from the travelling community. As […]
A year ago I posted a series of images from the Luddenden Foot to Mytholmroyd stretch of the Rochdale Canal following the floods there. I’ve now had the pleasure of photographing the next step of the canal – from Mytholmroyd to Todmorden. M
On Wednesday night I had the great honour of joining Chelmsford Morris (the men’s group) to find out what off-season folk dancing looked like. The blinding white suits and buckled waistcoats were nowhere to be seen. Instead, a friendly gaggle of men in jeans and polo shirts were there to greet me. My reason for […]
A few months back I was leaving an inquest and noticed some guys putting up netting around a council building. They told me it was to stop pigeons roosting on the top and defecating downwards onto people like me. “But once you’ve done this job,” I asked, “won’t the pigeons just move over there?” “Yes,” […]
Shot with a Linhof Super Technika and 105 Carl Zeiss Tessar f/3.5 with a 10-stop B&W filter and Fuji Acros 100 film.
A few weeks back I was sent on assignment to Milton Keynes to record the town on its 50th birthday. The idea was to take a 50-year-old camera and use it to chart the changes in the town’s 50 years. Turned out there was one problem. Fifty years ago, Milton Keynes agreed in principle. It […]