Oldham Civic Centre tower….

Recently, Oldham Council have asked me to photograph the Civic Centre tower on two occasions. The first was for when it was lit green to commemorate Mawlid Al Nabi – the second (this week) to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Personally, I think Oldham Council should be applauded for marking these occasions and for highlighting them to the residents of Oldham.

Thanks for looking.

Tour of Britain opening stage…..

Recently I photographed the opening stage of the Tour of Britain in Oldham for Oldham Council.

Amazing crowds and fantastic weather greeted the riders as they rode up the category 2 climb on Grains Road out of Delph.

The below pictures are taken at the top of the climb at Grains Bar and Dutch rider Olav Kooij went on to win the stage which finished on Deansgate in Manchester.


British Weightlifting Championships 2023 at Manchester Central…..

The British Weightlifting Championships 2023 took place at Manchester Central last weekend. A fantastic venue for a great event.

I have to admit I haven’t photographed weightlifting since the Commonwealth Games in Manchester back in 2002 but it was a pleasure to record these amazing athletes doing what they do best.

Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of Manchester and hosts a huge range of events throughout the year.

Enjoy the pictures!

Split, Croatia….

I recently spent a few days in Croatia and made sure I travelled to Split, the country’s second largest city.

I tend to stay away from the beaten track in popular holiday destinations, I usually find the best photographic opportunities – however, sometimes you have to make the best of the tourists that are around!

I would highly recommend a visit to Croatia and especially to Split – an amazing city.

Anyway, just a few of my favourites below… all taken with a Canon R5 and a 35mm f1.8 RF lens (for the photo geeks!)

Oh, and I make a rare appearance at the end!

Thanks for looking…..


Whit Friday Brass Band contests…..

I recently photographed the amazing Whit Friday Brass band contests in Saddleworth for a client.

I first photographed a Whit Friday contest way back in 1990 at Carrbrook in Tameside when I was starting out my press career.

The contests date back to 1884 when contests were held in Stalybridge and Mossley.

I managed to get to four contests on the beautiful sunny evening… Lydgate, Greenfield, Friezland and Dobcross.

If you’ve never witnessed this fantastic evening, make sure you put it in your diary for next year… it’s the 24th May!!

Thanks for looking.