Since the age of digital photography came along in the early noughties photography has mainly been a hobby for me. The photo’s that you will find on this website have been taken by me over the last 30 years unless it’s stated otherwise.
I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did taking them. Above are just a few of the photo’s that I took at the opening night of Break for the Border in Leeds where the entire cast and crew were in attendance.
In 1997 it was an honour to take the publicity photo’s for Leeds City Council, the organisers for the Leeds International Film Festival.
Pete Postlethwaite surprised film goers at the Hyde Park Cinema when he walked down the isle to a rapturous applause as the credits to Brassed Off rolled of the screen. They’d shown three of his films in succession, Romeo & Juliet, The Usual Suspects and the previously mentioned Brassed Off. He spent 2 hours answering the audiences questions.
Afterwards at the Holiday Inn I was introduced to him by Festival Director Liz Rymer in one hand he had a pork pie, in the other a pint, he stood to shake my hand, holding the pork pie between his teeth as he did. What a photo that would have made!
One of my most favourite person that I have had the pleasure to photograph has to be the late dear Quentin Crisp whom I met in New York in 1997. He sadly died in Manchester, UK in 1999.I feel very proud that a photograph that I have taken is a prize possession of Chris La Morte from GetKempt, click here to visit their page to read what he has to say about one of my Quentin photographs.
Further photo’s that I took for the Leeds International Film Festival was at the Premier of Kay Mellor’s ‘Girls Night’ which was first shown at the Odeon, Leeds. Below is Kay Mellor with a Co-Star of the film Brenda Blethyn.
Brenda Blethyn taking the weight off her feet and having a much deserved drink.