Jamie Johnson at Meadow Lane

Jamie Johnson at Meadow Lane

Jamie Johnson is back! My three boys love watching the tv series so it was an extra bonus to be asked by Notts County to capture them filming at Meadow Lane (aka the Hawksworth United home ground) last year. Catch the latest series here on the BBC iPlayer.  

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The Chef

The Chef

I first met Vito when he took over the sponsorship of a local football team I played for. A couple of years into the sponsorship Vito hosted a trip for our team to visit Bella, his home town – a couple of hours East from Naples. There were a number of highlights – playing against Vito’s home team in the most sublime location – taking on a Seria C team (I want to add that we beat them too but that wouldn’t be true!) – and mistakenly being taken for a professional English team. The thing I remember most though was the incredibly genuine, warm and generous hospitality offered by Vito and his friends and family. This hospitality is evident on a visit to his restaurant in Walkley. It’s also rated as one of the top ten restaurants in Sheffield. Here is a glimpse of his story…. What’s your story of getting…

Royal Maundy at Sheffield Cathedral

Royal Maundy at Sheffield Cathedral

I had the great privilege of being asked by Sheffield Cathedral to be their official photographer for the visit of the Queen today. The distribution of the Maundy money goes back to 1210 and actually started in Yorkshire. From a photographer’s perspective it was very exciting to get an intimate view of the proceedings. At other times I was led by palace officials a long way away from the action so as to be as unobtrusive as possible. Totally reasonable but also a feeling of being so close but so far at times. I loved documenting the occasion and trying to capture the day as it unfolded. There was so much going on – choirs warming up, recipients arriving to be seated (an hour before the queen arrived), church clergy preparing, the Yeoman of the Guard moving to position, the crowd gathering in anticipation outside – I love photography like…