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Sunday Times Business Portraits

Here are some tear sheets from The Sunday Times featuring various Business portraits. The first is Sian Thomas who has started up a translation business in Union St, a co-working workspace in Sheffield. Funnily enough the second portrait of Tom Stayte of Square Share was taken a few weeks before just five yards from that of Sian. I spent a little time using multiple images of Tom brought into one frame as his business provides an app and printer to produce photographic prints at social occasions. Very pleased to see it used so well by The Sunday Times.

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Sheffield Forge in The Sunday Times

I spent a fascinating morning at Sheffield Forgemasters for The Sunday Times last week. They make massive components for nuclear reactors, the castings that tether oil platforms to the sea bed and much more. Unfortunately there was lots of sensitive stuff I couldn’t photograph. I had to keep an eye on my gear as cameras have been known to melt here. The full story and digital slideshow are in today’s edition.

 

Sheffield Forgemasters Feature. A 10000 tonne forging press forges a 1300°c ingot.

A 10000 tonne forging press forges a 1300°c ingot.

 

Sheffield Forgemasters Feature. A burner cuts up scrap steel in the Foundry.

A burner cuts up scrap steel in the Foundry.

 

Sheffield Forgemasters Feature. Fettlers work on a large casting in the foundry.

Fettlers work on a large casting in the Foundry.

 

Chief Executive of Sheffield Forgemasters, Dr Graham Honeyman in the South Machine Shop in front of a back up roll being made for a steel mill.

Chief Executive of Sheffield Forgemasters, Dr Graham Honeyman in the 1/4 mile long South Machine Shop in front of a back up roll being made for a steel mill.

 

Sheffield Forgemasters Feature. A worker in the Heavy Forge watches the forging of a 1300°c ingot.

A worker in the Heavy Forge watches the forging of a 1300°c ingot.

Amateur Photographer Feature

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Here is a six page spread I wrote for Amateur Photographer as published in last week’s issue. It’s a technique piece on food photography and I’m very pleased to see it used so well. I really must get a new mug shot done. Click on the link below for the full feature.

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Northern Lights & Banana Loaf

I was spending New Year’s Eve in Scotland in a house by the beach when I noticed the occasional person walking past staring out to see. Eventually I realised they were trying to spot the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). As midnight approached it became stronger so I grabbed the camera and took this of my son Ollie. On this occasion I had no tripod as was on holiday travelling light so I borrowed my wife’s foil-wrapped banana loaf and rested the lens on it for the 30 second exposures. Using a 2 sec self timer reduced movement further. Banana loaf tasted great too.

 

 

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The last deep coal mine for The Sunday Times

Last week I spent a day at Britain’s last deep coal mine scheduled to close next month. Here is my short photo essay from Kellingley Colliery and published in The Sunday Times last weekend. To read the captions and see pictures properly please click on the vimeo logo below and make sure HD is chosen.