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Tag Archives: manchester

Divergency performance festival at Z-Arts, Manchester

Divergency (Oct 6, 2016) Like Emergency, this event was organised put on by the same Word of Warning people, with the additional help of STUN. It took place just days … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Emergency live-art event at Z-Arts, Manchester

I took these images at Emergency, a day long live art performance event (Oct 1, 2016). The seventeenth version of this free day-long festival was held at Z-Arts in Hulme, … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Freelance Salon Manchester 2016

The Freelance Salon was four speakers talking about new ways of earning income as a freelance journalist. I was one of them. It took place in central Manchester – Friends’ … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment


Earlier this year I won a place on the #BeACritic campaign, produced and funded by Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design, Arts Council England and The Double … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hunt & Darton Cafe

They bring a new meaning to the phrase ‘cafe culture’. Like no other cafe ever, Hunt & Darton serve up hot food and drinks with a sprinkling of art, dollops … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Love is Dead – Midnight Mafia

I shot this image for the cover of Manchester band Midnight Mafia’s new single. It’s called Love is Dead. <o:p></o:p> The model was called Nadia. She’s from St Petersburg.<o:p></o:p> The … Continue reading

May 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

Five hundred nudes and one cock

Everyday People is Spencer Tunick’s latest art endeavour, commissioned by Salford’s The Lowry.* The Lowry asked Tunick to merge his artistic style – photographing hundreds of nude people in public … Continue reading

May 4, 2010 · 12 Comments