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I’ve found Fat Boy Slim’s Underpants in my Camera Bag

How’s that for a surreal blog title?  But it happens to be true!

At the Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham game on 24th October, local legend Fat Boy Slim – aka Norman Cook – proudly announced his Big Beach Boutique 5 gig on the 1st and 2nd June at the American Express Community Stadium. Rather than dishing out some grubby paper flier, the crowd were given FBS BBB5 flags announcing the event, – which were enthusiastically waved before and during the game.

The press contingent, however, weren’t issued with flags – after all, they are rather large and a bit difficult to wave when you’re trying to work. Instead, we were issued with Fat Boy Slim underpants!  I’m not quite sure of the message here, but I am sure that we will all enjoy the comfort and support they will bring.


This morning, I was packing my camera bag to photograph the BHA Women’s and Girl’s Centre of Excellence matches, only to discover my newly acquired fashion accessory in the bottom of the bag.  I thought I’d better leave them at home!

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Three Photos in the Leeds United Programme

Leeds United Football Club used three of my photos in their matchday programme for their game against Cardiff City on 22nd October.

The photos were of the Leeds United matchday mascot who made the long journey south to support his team playing against Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Unfortuantely, the poor lad and his family were held up by two delays on Network Rail, and didn’t arrive in time to meet the players before the game. Nevertheless, we managed to get some good photos of him in the minutes before the game started, and sent them to Leeds.

Here’s the page in the programme…


Image courtesy of and © LUFC 2011

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Ian’s Birthday

My best mate Ian Smith turned 60 on Friday, and this evening celebrated his 60th birthday with a party at the American Express Community Stadium for over 100 of his family and friends.  The Smith Family asked me to be the ‘official’ photographer to record the occasion for posterity.

Here are a few photos from tonight.  Family and friends can see the rest of the photos here.



Learning Live Conference

I was the conference photographer for the LEARNING LIVE 2011 conference at the Hilton Hotel in Birmingham on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th September.

The conference for Learning Professionals enjoyed a gala dinner on Tuesday evening where delegates, speakers and exhibitors relaxed until the wee small hours. On the Wednesday an inspiring keynote presentation by Lord Robert Winston set the tone for the conference, and delegates followed one of five session threads on Learning topics throughout the day. An exhibition gave learning-related companies an opportunity to promote their products.



LEARNING LIVE was organised by the Learning and Performance Institute (formerly the IITT) and provided a platform to launch its new identity.

More photos can be seen and prints ordered right here.


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Why do Forest Green Rovers play in red?

The Brighton & Hove Albion website carries one of my photos taken at the Reserves v Forest Green Rovers game at Lancing tonight, showing the talented George Barker scoring a penalty.

It’s not the best of photos that I’ve ever taken, but it serves its purpose as it shows Barker blasting home from ten yards.

Now, the reason why Forest Green were wearing red shirts is because – of course – it is their away kit; their normal home shirts are black and white stripes.

So, I guess it all makes sense then.

Final score: 1-1.

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