Friday, 29 May 2009

Trolley Graveyard

Trolley Graveyard - River Thames

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Thursday, 28 May 2009

The Overdraught

The Overdraught public house, closed, derelict, for sale. East London.

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Monday, 25 May 2009

Sunday, 24 May 2009

1,000 Words - Tearsheet

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Saturday, 16 May 2009

March for Jobs

Corus Steel Teesside workers. Unite March for Jobs, Birmingham.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Don't Drink and Drive

Smashed car windscreen after a road traffic accident. Car scrap yard, Redcar, Teeside.

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Corus Redcar Steelworks

The Corus Redcar steelworks at Redcar Co Cleveland which is to be mothballed with the loss of over 2000 jobs after parent company Tata announced the cancellation of 4 major contracts for it's slab steel products. Redcar, Teesside, Co' Cleveland, UK

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99p Store

Man eating a bag of chips on a mobility scooter outside a closed down 99p Store.

Apparently the shop was closed after a legal challenge by the Pound Shop. Redcar. Teesside.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Post Mela

Bengali youth celebrate when the police say the will leave their estate after the Mela, Whitechapel, East London.

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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Interview with BBC Radio Kent - Apology

Last summer I covered Climate Camp at Kingsnorth Power Station. There was a massive policing operation involving officers drawn from forces all over the country.

The media were filmed and searched entering and leaving the field where the protest camp was.

On one occasion after photographing a rather brutal arrest of protesters who had been filming the police we were detained for over an hour. We were then followed to a restaurant several miles away and were filmed through the window by the police Forward Intelligence Team.

On that particular day I was stopped and searched three times and detained for over two hours.  

Listen to the BBC Radio Kent interview here
Read the police apology and other press coverage here

Friday, 8 May 2009

Urban Splash

Park Hill council housing estate. A part-privatisation regeneration scheme by the developer Urban Splash is turning the 1950's Grade 2 listed flats into upmarket apartments, business units and social housing. Sheffield.

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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

BP Zombies

Climate protesters dressed as zombies attack the cars of guests arriving for the 100th anniversary of BP. British Museum, London.

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First Picket - Olympic Site

Olympic site construction workers picket. Fair Employment Rights for All. Newham, East London

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Fuck Tweezers

Feminist graffiti. The Foundry toilets, East London.

Last Night A PC Killed My Dad

Spoof Metropolitan Police recruitment poster. The Foundry, East London.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Mobility Ghetto Blaster

Elderly couple on their mobility scooters enjoy an afternoon with a guinness, ipod and speakers beside the Regents Canal. East London.

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Community Policing

Police on horse back in Old Compton Street. Soho. London.

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Friday, 1 May 2009

May Day - Space Hijackers

Mayday demonstration at Bank. People protest against police violence and dress as convicts, prisoners or police. Organised by Space Hijackers. London.

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