Contenders

Tom Daley

Father’s day June 15, 2008. I drive to a housing estate on the out-skirts of Plymouth to photograph a 13 year old diver. His Father organises everything with meticulous care; my diary reveals a Sunday and we can only shoot between 1.45 to 2.15pm. I remember a bright clear sunny day, a trampoline dwarfing the […]


Fara Williams for the Observer Sport Monthly

My shoot with a 17 year old Fara Williams 2001. From the series ‘Contenders’ originally shot for the Observer Sport Monthly. After a tough period when she was made homeless, Fara went on to become the most capped international in the English woman’s game. After a kick-about (and some photos) on Tooting Beck Common, we […]


Shaun Murphy for the Observer Sport Monthly

In 2001, I went to an ordinary house in the outer London suburbs with a very large extension. In this disproportionately large room was a snooker table and the well mannered, dignified teenager slotting balls elegantly into the pockets was Shaun Murphy. Congratulations tonight Shaun on trouncing world number one Neil Robertson 10-2 in the […]