Derby Day

Derby Day

Derby day at Meadow Lane. Following a massive change in form for Notts County, there was a real air of expectation for this sometimes one sided fixture against Mansfield Town! A bit like the olden days, there was a great atmosphere building in the ground even half an hour before kick off. As ever football creates big emotion in people, young and old. I loved trying to catch the range of emotion in the images below. For the record Notts County (despite being bottom versus top) convincingly won the match.  

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Bishop Pete Unveiled

Bishop Pete Unveiled

From a photographic perspective I love this sort of work. I get a simple brief to capture an interesting day as it unfolds – no posing, setting up, giving instructions – just observing and endeavoring to tell a story – by far my favourite kind of brief. The only downside is having little control over the light – yellowy indoor light vs beautiful natural light can be profoundly different/challenging. Take for example the last shot of this set of images ¬†– the image comes alive because of the light – making the photographer’s job much easier! This was a grabbed shot and literally my last photo of the day. It’s also a privilege to be around so many lovely people and to be a first hand witness to such an uplifting event. Bishop Pete was warm, gracious, inspiring and passionate about the job ahead. The best of luck to him…

New Bishop of Sheffield Announced

New Bishop of Sheffield Announced

I had the privilege of documenting the official announcement of the new Bishop of Sheffield today. The day began at the inspiring Archer Project¬†with the a press conference, following the official announcement on the Downing Street website. The day then included a visit to the Sheffield Diocesan offices, a trip to a local Doncaster school to chat with pupils and then the official day ending with Evensong at Sheffield Cathedral. Quite a long day for the new bishop. I wondered if he was naturally extrovert. He greeted and chatted with so many people over the course of the day never seeing to tire but rather coming across as genuinely warm and interested in everyone he met. He has some interesting links with the region not least a grandfather who played for Doncaster Rovers! He’ll start his new role officially later in the year.