Another League

Another League

The World’s Oldest Professional Football League Club relegated to none league football. But all is not lost. Over 9,ooo people turned up last weekend to watch Notts County play. The passion is still there, and with rumours in the summer of liquidation many people feel a gratitude that we still have a club to support. For me football is about entertainment and theatre – but also much more than that – it’s about community, belonging, identity, history (157 years worth so far) and connection. Hopefully these images capture something of that.  

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The Circus

The Circus

In the half light of backstage, Zippos circus feels like magic. There is the sounds of oohs and ahhs, applause, laughter, anticipation, drum rolls, cheers…. the smell of the horses, smoke machines… and the stream of hard working performers from around the world (Brazil, Kazakhstan, Africa, America) readying themselves… Everything combines to make it feel how as a child you imagine the circus to be. Thank you to Zippos for offering the opportunity to go backstage and capture the magic.  

The Pilot

The Pilot

“Tank” Murray is a Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter pilot. On a daily basis he and three other guys from his squadron are ready to fly out at 15 minutes notice to offer search and rescue. When you sit through the safety briefing and when you hear their stories you realise just how much danger they are willing to put themselves through to be able to rescue people and save lives. But at the same time they remain humble and very down to earth about what they do. Really inspiring. Here’s Tank’s story of following his passion. What’s your story of getting into being a pilot? I wanted to be a vet or a doctor but I didn’t think I was clever enough. I applied to the Royal Navy and I got in – it was a shock! Only about one person out of 2000 applicants get in. And…