Monica Seles

Few players have hit tennis balls with as much relish as Monica Seles. Unlike many who have traipsed the tennis circuit, I never gave a thought to what Seles might’ve achieved, had someone NOT handed her a tennis racket in childhood. Like many truly great players, Monica Seles was primarily the product of her father […]

Gabriela Sabatini

On the main stadium courts at tennis tournaments, everything is staged and everyone is clambering for the same shots (and these days independent photographers would struggle to even get a credential… agencies are the new cartels). But sometimes you are gifted pictures out of the blue. I don’t think the tournament proper had started and […]

John Rylands Library

The John Rylands Library, on Manchester’s Deansgate, has never seen as many Tories as it does in the film about Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour.  Apart from the Historic Reading room, the original men’s toilets is also made good use of, where Neville Chamberlain defies library rules by using the loo to take his morphine. Enriqueta Rylands’ impressive […]

Chimney Pop

This is an industrial skyline at Trafford Park, close to the Manchester Ship Canal and where the BBC and Media City is now. I’d been shooting a sunset at The Lowry and the Imperial War Museum, and when the glowing ball slipped out of the scene, I chased after it. It must be an unedifying […]