Thursday 13 January 2011

Out with the old

A blog post featuring a few of my favourite press photographs from 2010,various subjects. It was origianlly intended to be 12 photos,one a month but I didnt have 12 that stood out. In no particular order we begin with winning jockey at Grand National race,sport is not soemthign I photograph ,I was at Aintree race for the celebrities that attend. The shot hopefully shows the enthusiasm of the winner crossing finish post.

Next is a image you aren't likely to see again for a long time, an empty airport in daylight! The ash crisis in Summer,a cloud of ash shut airspace over UK for a record number of days. Seeming like a scene from an apocalypse film an eerie calm at Manchester Airport. More images at Press Photography website
This next photograph was taken outside a BNP meeting near Oldham,a handful of protesters gathered outside with banners. This particular photo I like due to contrast between old man and younger woman ,different generations yet same views. Bonus that they both wore glasses!

Another Summer picture,although it certainly doesnt like it! I waited outside Emmerdale TV studios for cast to leave to get on a coach, right at the moment they appeared a thunderstorm started!! I was shooting blind and this was the picture that got used in a few magazines. Pictured are Sophie Powles and Emma Atkins.

Britain's Got Talent competion goes on tour after the winner is found and this photo shows a trapeze style act called Spellbound at the Manchester show.One of the group is caught midair in this shot.
Photocalls for new books with the authorare often dull affairs,so is Ryan Giggs but as we did the shoot on the pitch of Old Trafford I think this picture came out well, even though I cropped his feet off the shot lol.

More pics from last year to follow in next blog.Happy New Year from Yorkshire Press and Commercial Photographers Image View
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