Apr202020
 

Empty Places Covid-19 Pandemic A collection of images showing some places and spaces deserted due to the UK restrictions on going out during the Global Coronavirus Pandemic –

Apr112020
 

Easter weekend and the Peak District National Park effectively closed down during the Coronavirus Pandemic as people listen to government advice and Stay home over the Easter Weekend. The A57 one of the the main roads linking Manchester and Sheffield with no traffic, Road Closure leading to Derwent Dams, Popular waking hotspot Mam Tor deserted and Castleton in Lockdown.


Mar262020
 

26 March 2020 – Endncliffe Park Sheffield. Third day of the emergency measures which were announced by Prime minister Boris Johnson on Monday evening (24th march).
A group of young men use the parks outdoor gym equipment despite it being clearly marked off as out of bounds


Mar252020
 

Meadowhall car parks almost empty after government guidance that all non-essential stores should be closed until further notice. during the global Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic


Mar242020
 

UPDATE 27 March – Man named in Sheffield murder inquiry.

A 26-year-old man who died following a fight in Sheffield city centre named as Xiangyu Li.

Emergency services were called to the junction of Union Street and Charles Street at around 3.30am on Tuesday (24 March) after Mr Li was found unconscious
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Frankfurt, Germany on Wednesday (25 March) under a European arrest warrant.

Police secure the scene in union street Sheffield where the body of a man in his 20s was found in the early hours of Tuesday morning (24th March 2020). Police have identified man and officers are now trying to trace the man’s family. The young mans death is currently being treated as “unexplained” and the area has been cordoned off.

24 March 2020

Mar242020
 

Coronavirus Covid-19 Monday 23 March the first workday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of all UK Pubs, clubs, cafes, bars, restaurants, museums, gyms etc in the fight against


Mar242020
 

“First Signs of Coronavirus Covid-19” – A series of signs directly related to the Coronavirus pandemic

At the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic and essentially in the middle of what is currently the world’s biggest news story and on the first day of increased protective measures which have closed pubs, bars, cafes, theatres, cinemas, gyms and much more,I was trying to think of a different way of recording what’s happening all around us. It struck me that the notices displayed by various businesses are not all the same. Many may carry the similar messages but they are all different. Here is a short collection of them which I have called the first Signs of Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Nov092019
 

After a commissioned photography shoot in Derby on the 7th of November I just had enough time to document the flooding close to home before the last of the light went. These images are of flooding on Mill road and the Junction of Whitley Lane and Church Street


Morning of Friday the 8th of November Ickles roundabout in Rotherham South Yorkshire. Stranded and partially submerged vehicles on the A6178 Sheffield road close to the Riverside Pub and Centenary way. Specialist rescue teams from the West Midlands Fire Service rescue people from vehicles and business premises along the A6178 Sheffield Road heading towards the Magna Centre and Meadowhall


Apr112018
 

Are Your Photographs letting your businesses down?In the modern world of instant communication the still image is still important. Still images are consumed at a rapid rate. Look how many photographs appear across the internet, not to mention in newspapers, magazines and on billboards, that’s before even considering all those pictures you don’t see. Photographs that are never published on social media and sit on computer hard drives and mobile devices, like prints used to sit in photograph albums, envelopes, draws and wallets.


Still images are still important.

If they weren’t people would not choose to take them, or store them, or post them online, and mobile phone manufacturers would likely drop the function from their devices. Almost everyone owns and carries a phone and therefore a camera every day and that simple fact makes many camera owners mistake themselves for photographers

Photographs are supposed to help.

The craft of constructing an image that is relevant, striking, tells the story and draws the reader into reading the text is too often missing from too many businesses photographs. Photographs are supposed to help businesses grab and hold the attention of their target audience and ensure the message is read and retained.

What can a professional photographer do for you.

Almost everyone is so used to taking and posting their own photographs they too often forget that there is a genuine value in hiring a professional photographer. A professional photographer can and will use experience and people skills to combine the essential visual elements in a variety of relevant compositions. Use a range of professional level photographic equipment to produce a number of images that effectively and coherently illustrate and re-enforce your story. Ensure the style of those photographs will work within the publication or publications you are aiming for be that local newspapers, your website, social media streams, trade or in house publications.


Irrelevant images can have a negative affect.

Researchers W. Howard Levie and Richard Lentz study the results of 55 studies to see if visuals associated with text helped get the message across and found that

“visuals that supported the text were beneficial in 98% of all of the studies”

They also found

illustrations that are not relevant to the content in the text can have a negative effect”

That means that using that camera phone photo of “football team” style line up of disinterested looking VIPs or two grinning faces holding hands in wooden handshake may actually be adversely affecting your business.