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  • Male and female boxing

    Beach Sports in Barcelona

    I came to a conclusion a while ago that sports photography might be an ideal speciality for me. It has the advantages of fashion, hopefully without some of the problems. That is a subject for another day! Basically, you are photographing people who look good doing interesting things and one would hope wearing colourful or dramatic clothing.…

  • Given the run around for a day at Barça FC

    Given the run around for a day at Barça FC

    Any photographer who gets a call to go and shoot with FC Barça is going to have an initial reaction of ‘yes!’ I reckon, even if they are FC Madrid fans. Any experienced photographer who is asked to do a shoot with a film crew, will most likely have a reaction something  like ’hmmm…’ Even…

  • The Europa Cup Tournament; Kids in Camp Nou

    The Europa Cup Tournament; Kids in Camp Nou

    One of the more hectic events I have had to cover. Even with an assistant/second shooter this was a day of nonstop action on a day when the temperature was probably closer to 40ºC. There were maybe 50 teams of kids from about 7 years up to 15, participating in The Europa Cup tournament. The pitch at…

  • Joanna Mills, Irish Runner

    In the run up to the Olympic games in London I got a call from a guy who I had worked with in the past, he is a sports journalist and the last time we met was at the Marathon in Barcelona where he was helping to promote the marathon in Belfast. This time he…

  • Hollis Duncan, Bike-Cross Fan

    This photo is an example of me having an idea in my head and striving to make it real. I have probably said before, that one does not do these interview pieces for the money, but they, at least, give you pretty much free reign to do as you please. I had an image of…

  • Andrea Wheatley, Escrima Champion

    A very interesting person. Andrea loves all types of martial arts, and also has a really good boxing class that I now regularly attend. Going to photograph her for the magazine was the first time I met her; I would say that now we are friends. I did a variety of shots some with her…

  • John McKissok, Taekwon-do

    A trip into the countryside on a train. I love travelling this way, especially longer journeys on proper trains that have good seats and tables, so much nicer than flying and the views are easier to be had as is getting up and wandering around. I was photographing John for the Resident Magazine, I had…

  • American Football Portraits

    This was a story about the semi pro American football league in Spain. The coach was actually British and the training ground is on Montjuic. The weather was pretty awful, rain and drizzle and I was there for about 3 hours in the end, luckily my E3 camera is weatherproof along with the lenses. The…

  • Falcons at El Prat Airport

    I was looking through a magazine one day and I saw a picture of a guy with a falcon at Barcelona airport and thought, “What a boring photo”, but also realised it was a great story. I got in contact with ‘Doc’ my writer friend who I work with and set the wheels in motion,…

  • Ice Hockey at Camp Nou

    This was my first paid job as a photographer since coming to Spain. I had been to the magazine about some possible design work the month before and then got a call asking me if I wanted to do some pictures for them. Ice hockey is fast and I had limited equipment but in the…