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Fire pits and tree houses

One of my construction clients, Galliford Try, asked me to cover a volunteer action day in Wrexham, North Wales. The brief was to capture the progress of the work throughout the day as well as the team spirit and the sharing of knowledge and expertise. The site is owned by another of my clients Groundwork, an environmental charity, who among other things, provide a green safe space for children to learn, play and explore. The site itself was in need of some new outdoor features as well as a lick of paint to some existing structures. These images show the teamwork and give an idea of the progress made in the day.

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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce portraits

Corporate head shots come up time and again in my business and are not as straight forward as you might imagine. At its most basic a head shot can of course resemble a passport picture against a neutral/dark/light background. Even at this level though, there is generally more going on than meets the eye. Subtle changes to the lights, background, body/head position can create a completely different look and feel, not to mention the settings within the camera or the chance to build rapport and help the person relax. Half an inch one way or the other in the head position can convey the difference between confidence and arrogance. Altering the position/proximity of the lights can add/subtract apparent pounds to the face. Not something to be taken lightly then.

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Future Everything Festival, Manchester 2016

Earlier this year I was commissioned to cover the Future Everything Festival in Manchester. Over a period of four days, academics, performers, scientists and environmentalists amongst others descended on Manchester to prod, poke and push boundaries with talks, seminars, music and art. Future Everything is a festival of ideas and the theme this time was titled Less and More, looking at resources. My brief was to capture the essence of the event and to cover as much ground as possible. Armed with a very long list of speakers, artists, venues and events, I set out.

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The Bog Blog

About this time of year, the eyes of the world turn to a sodden field in mid Wales for the Bog Snorkelling World Championship. Part of the season of mad cap events known as the World Alternative Games. A couple of years ago I managed to land a commission from the Times to cover the 2 day event. My brief was to capture the characters, the mud, the snorkelling and the overall essence of the weekend. I thought it might make good blog worthy material.

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