Lockdown photography

Saddleworth in Lockdown

These Saddleworth images were taken during the Covid 19 outbreak at weekends around the villages of Saddleworth. Saddleworth and particularly Uppermill have a vibrant nightlife with many people enjoying the various pubs in the evenings. These images really are a stark contrast to the ‘normal’ weekend night in the area.

Newspaper article/write up

Please click HERE for a great write up by Simon Smedley at the Oldham Chronicle

Tim’s portrait and wedding images can be seen HERE

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June 15, 2020

Here’s a small selection of images documenting a morning with Donkeystone Brewery. They are a craft brewery and it was so great to get in amongst the brewing process. these guys really love what they do, it was good to see.

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Just recently I was lucky enough to be shooting some car photography in Manchester and Sussex.

Theres lots more car photographs to come and some very lovely and exotic cars they are too. To be going on with we have some real world affordable fun cars before the more exotic car photography starts

There certainly a degree of fun to be had harnessed in the back of a van, sharing the space with portable studio flash, travelling along not at much speed but it kind of feels like it.

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I’m lucky enough to be able to shoot a lot of my photography in and around Saddleworth. This shoot was for Olivia Jade, a talented make up artist. This fashion shoot was at Dovestones Nature Reserve and was inspired by the film ‘Where the wild things are’.

The brief was natural images to go with the natural understated make up (natural make up is hard to do). I used the natural light supplemented by flash. It was a winters day and quite dull so I used the flash to bring a bit of pop to the images. I employ the backlighting technique quite often. We have to replicate the sun here in Manchester. This technique involves flash units with one to the rear with a warm orange gel on to give that lovely warm feeling.

Jasmin the middle was brilliant too, its good to work with talented models, to be honest it makes my job a lot more easy.


February 19, 2020

Head Shot Photography Manchester

I have been shooting a lot of head shot photography just recently. I do like it when we can get away from the plain background studio type shot like this head shot for Linkedin. Headshots like this are always a bit more natural. I do shoot studio head shots, scroll down for examples and se which fits your brief better.

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January 20, 2020

Music Photographer Manchester

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Callow Youth

I always enjoy working with creative music type folks. Expect to se this double exposure shot on Callow Youth‘s soon to be released single also on their gig posters. Check them out I think they are the best up and coming band in Manchester

June 17, 2019

Fashion Photography Manchester

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There is a fab Mens fashion magazine called Proper around at the moment (available from all good magazine shops etc etc). I recently got the request from dave of the great mens fashion store Common Ilk to take some shots of him for a feature the mag are running about him. readers of my blog may remember I shot their website when they first started out and big things have happened to then since then.

June 17, 2019

Architectural Photography Manchester

I have pleasure of living and working in a lovely artistic part of Saddleworth. Just a few doors up from my base is the newly opened fantastic Weavers Gallery. Check out their website and if you are anywhere near the area drop in, you won’t be disappointed, they have constantly changing shows and a great selection of quality quirky gifts.

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June 17, 2019

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Wilson McGladdery this great folk duo a few times for their music publicity shots. The first shot was taken during what we photographers call ‘The Golden Hour” , I think you can probably see why. I really love working with artists and musicians. So if its’s a Creative Music Photographer in Manchester you need please get in touch.

Are you a Manchester unsigned band?

I have been involved in the Manchester Music Scene for a long time now. Alongside my photography career I’ve managed bands, put music events on and DJ’d all over the city. I know how hard it is to get anywhere in the music industry and as an up and coming band you are making no money. So if you are after some band publicity shots in Manchester or the wider area please get in touch I will try to accommodate any budget, It’s one of my favourite things to do and it not all about the money. I’d like to think I understand bands and what is required from music publicity images



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Automotive Photography

The new Lambretta racing team Scootopia were  in need of some  creative automotive publicity shots and came to me.  I thought this light painting technique would look pretty spectacular.

If you are not familiar with light painting its photographic technique involving long exposure with the ‘painting’ part of using torches or other light sources, this image was taken using wire wool on fire. Its a single exposure with no Photoshop, all done in camera.

Publicity Shots

This image of a racing Lambretta, taken at Mallory Park was for the newly formed Scootopia Racing Team. It has been used as a cover shot for a magazine and also appears on the front of a bottle of a new 2 stroke oil.

I have also shot several racing films for the team, take a look at those HERE

If you are in need of creative automotive publicity shots in Manchester or the UK please get in touch .


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