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Angry Dude Flips Bird

Dealing with confrontation as a photojournalist Who the hell is this guy? And why is he holding a can of lager in one hand, and giving me the Finger with the other? We have to go way back to the winter of 2005 to get a bit of background story for today’s journal post, which […]

When Matthew met… John Hurt CBE

Bizarrely, most people respond by asking, “who?” when I tell them I’ve photographed John Hurt. Maybe it’s a generation thing; after all, he was born in the 1920s, making him something of a relic in the eyes of today’s Reality TV-Loving Youth. So if that’s your generation and you’re reading this asking the same question, […]

When Matthew met… Moyles

Firstly, apologies to my Danish and non-UK readers, as you probably won’t have a clue who Motor-Mouth Moyles is, but rest assured this guy played an integral part in my journey to becoming a photographer. And in 2010 I actually got the chance to tell him. Well, actually I kinda got in a bit of […]

Matthew James: The Prequel

I love prequels and backstories. So much, in fact, that my partner wants it adding to my gravestone when I finally go. I’m always banging on about Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, and (just the other night) Downton Abbey! What great prequel stories they could create, I keep thinking […]

From the archives: Paul Cummins

Paul Cummins. A name that’s been banded around a lot recently in the media, and I knew I’d heard it before somewhere. For those of you who don’t recognise the name, Paul is the man behind the 888,246 poppies that surround the Tower of London, to commemorate Remembrance Day, which takes place today. Every year […]

Paptastic

Poor Princess Mary. And I mean that sincerely. For a good couple of hours she was hounded by men with cameras (including me, I should admit) and they just would not leave her alone. It was a couple of Saturdays ago here in Copenhagen and the weather was hot hot hot. A children’s anti-bullying relay […]