Bird control

Working out the public costs of bird control

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,” […]

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Inside Reggie Kray’s old prison cell at Blundeston

There are some places you never imagine you’ll end up. Take, for example, the prison cell which was once home to one of east London’s most notorious gangsters. Reggie Kray, to be precise. He was once at the now defunct HMP Blundeston near Lowestoft. I’m told by a former guard he never requested his personal […]


Amputees: how people adjust to life after limb loss

Being the odd one out is strangely invigorating, a good-for-the-soul experience. I experienced it being the only white man on a Tanzania-bound cargo ferry, I experienced it working at the no longer extant Disability Rights Commission and I experienced it a couple of weeks back with an inspiring and no-nonsense group of lower limb amputees. […]

From urban Harrow to rural Norfolk: Carers

Since July this year, I’ve had the great pleasure and privilege to meet and photograph carers from all works of life and situations. A few days ago, some of those stories were published on the BBC News Online website with the title ‘The hidden Lives of those who care’. Not all of the images were […]