Through the Roof with Vovan

Yesterday I met with Andy, owner and operator of Through the Roof, a small recording studio on the edge of Manchester near Salford Central station. Situated in an old hotel room, the recording booth is behind a false wall where a bathtub used to be. Andy has tons of experience in the music world having … Continue reading Through the Roof with Vovan

Quick Shoot with Shaley (Miss Hamilton)

I met Shaley during a test shoot with a model management company I often freelance for. Shaley's energy was absolutely infectious, she was super fun in the shoot and looked great doing it so I asked if she'd like to shoot with me again. I met up with her outside a pub in Manchester and … Continue reading Quick Shoot with Shaley (Miss Hamilton)

Testing the Google Pixel 5 Camera on the Streets of Manchester

Recently I was lucky enough to have a combination of three great things. A new phone, a day off, and nice weather. I bought the Pixel 5 as an upgrade to my mid-range 2018 Samsung phone. Honestly, my main gripe with my old phone was the Micro-USB port being loose. Otherwise, my phone was great. … Continue reading Testing the Google Pixel 5 Camera on the Streets of Manchester

5-HTP and Me

Relationships are fleeting, friendship is the new family. New faces are hard to come by, joy is a slight grasp of air. Hangovers can feel pointless unless the misery is shared. Fun can be hard to find when you're locked inside your own mind. Locked inside four walls with the meta and real. It's too … Continue reading 5-HTP and Me

I Had a Good Day at Work

Times as a freelance anything are incredibly difficult at the minute, finding consistent work is challenging, and keeping your nostrils above water is the best you can hope for during a pandemic. That being said, when I do get work I do my best to enjoy it. I could half-ass it and get some easy … Continue reading I Had a Good Day at Work

I Didn’t Shoot an Illegal Party During Lockdown

If anybody asks, it wasn't me, I wasn't there. I actually lent my camera to a friend who then lent it to another friend before I got the camera back and saw these pictures. I don't know anybody here. I didn't get fed amazing vegan goat curry and vegan fried chicken. The police didn't arrive … Continue reading I Didn’t Shoot an Illegal Party During Lockdown

Where do you wake up?

Walking around Manchester at 5am Sunday morning I figured I'd do something unusually productive and take some pictures using my Minolta camera with Kodak ISO 400 film. I started taking pictures of objects and buildings before I noticed a few lifeless bodies lying around Piccadilly Gardens. The only people around that weren't finishing their night … Continue reading Where do you wake up?

Twenty Minute Shoot with Maddie Nicolau

Lockdown like everybody else, has me itching to do something creative. I spotted a young girl called Maddie yet to start university interested in having some shots done on Facebook so too some time out between finishing work and heading home to take some shots in Manchesters Spinningfields. When shooting (with no equipment except my … Continue reading Twenty Minute Shoot with Maddie Nicolau

Trying and failing to use a new professional camera

I have recently been looking through my thousands of unpublished images and realised how much I have learned these past few years. The pictures below were taken with a new (to me) D300. Marketed as a professional grade cropped-sensor camera when it was released in 2007 I was excited to get to grips with a … Continue reading Trying and failing to use a new professional camera

Late Night Karaoke at K2 with Helena Smythe

I've recently had a serious craving to create something in my photography. I have been working in a white studio with amateur models for over a year now. As much as I can enjoy my work in the studio, I have developed a series of poses depending on the demographic and run through them like … Continue reading Late Night Karaoke at K2 with Helena Smythe

I Shot a Zombie

Vicky Jaz Lawrence AKA Zombie Queen and I did a collaboration all over a Manchester car park with green smoke grenades and Marilyn Manson themed bikini tops. I had a fucked up method for triggering my speedlight so there was an unfortunate loss of some great shots but the ones we're left with are really … Continue reading I Shot a Zombie

This is an advertisement for Central Perk

Recently scrolling through Facebook I found an advert for a job to shoot the Primark Central Perk Cafe in Manchester. This is a pretty unusual way to find work but I contacted them anyway.I was tasked with taking 30 photos and sharing my opinion based on a few questions. I have no idea where these … Continue reading This is an advertisement for Central Perk

Living for the Weekend and Nothing Much Else

That title is kinda catchy, You could print it on a T-Shirt or title your next album with it, you have my permission, just ensure to send me a giant sum of money when you do. Being back in Manchester is exactly what I expected, whenever I live here I end up poor, wasting my … Continue reading Living for the Weekend and Nothing Much Else

Koko X Manchester

I met Koko at my part-time job at Overbridge Studio. She came in for a test shoot and I had to ask her to work with me on some street shoots. When I met her she was throwing out her own original poses unlike the usual bore that relies on me for instruction. I've never … Continue reading Koko X Manchester