Upcoming talks

Seems to be photography talks and lectures season again and already quite a few bookings already (list below). If you are interested in attending or would like me to speak at…

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Zoom talk to RPS – May 29th

I’ll be giving a presentation to the Royal Photographic Society over Zoom on the 29th May 2022 if anyone wants to join in. There’ll be a wide selection of images and…

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Exhibition at Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Photographs by Bridget and me are exhibited at the Queen’s Mill, Castleford from today (October 2nd, 2021) until October 18th. The exhibition opens tonight at the ‘Trouble at Mill’ literary event…

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Review of the year 2020

2020 will forever be associated with Covid-19. The street photography opportunities have been very restricted and look as though they will be for a while to come. Here’s a selection of…

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Photography Book.

John Gill – Photo Book Over the years I’ve had several people asking if and when a book of the photos would be available. The answer has always been it’s very…

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Street Photography After Coronavirus

Street photography has always been contentious; plenty of people have objected to it for their various reasons; privacy, the motives behind it, it’s boring, they don’t ‘get it’ and even jealousy….

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Words about my father

Words about my father So what do I know? I have a vague memory of deep set eyes and heavy eyebrows. A slender frame with hairy arms. I may have imagined…

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I’ve never been to New York!

A lot of people dislike street photography. A lot of photographers dislike street photography. That’s okay, I understand that. What I don’t understand is those ‘photographers’ who insist that only street…

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An hour in Leeds

If you look too hard for photos they probably won’t be there. Just be ready for when they are 🙂 One of the questions that seem to come up regularly when…

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The Seaside

Scarborough and Bridlington – A photographer’s paradise I never really had holidays as a kid. No transport, no father, and no money. The closest we got was the ‘club trip’. Once…

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Photographing the Homeless

A few thoughts on photographing the homeless This man was trying to get enough money for few nights in a hostel that would take him and his dog. I’ve often seen…

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YPU Keighley Day 2019

A quick reminder that I’m one of the guest speakers at this years YPU Keighley Day in Pontefract on the 16th November. Below is the schedule for anyone interested in attending.

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Photographs from Leeds Pride 2019

I’m not the world’s greatest ‘event’ photographer. There’ll be far better pictures that capture the colour of the LGBT Pride parade and characters than I could take. My approach to Leeds…

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Film vs Digital

Moving back to film? Ricoh GR1v Ilford HP5 Almost all the photographs on this site are shot on digital cameras. I haven’t shot on film for a long time but I…

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No exhibition at Hull

It now seems very unlikely that our After the Coal Dust exhibition at the HIP Gallery, Hull that was suggested for this year will take place at all. Several emails over…

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Exhibition at Doncaster finishes

The After the Coal Dust exhibition at Doncaster Art Gallery finished on the 21st April. Thanks to everyone who took the time to visit. Some feedback from the Gallery: Doncaster Museum…

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