Royal Mail’s National Operations Manager Simon Barker visited their Manchester Mail Centre to answer questions from Royal Mail employees following the result of the Communications Workers Union ballot for industrial action. The photographs from the conference were used in the Royal Mail’s Courier Magazine.
Photographic coverage for trade union Usdaw who held their Retail Trades Conference at The Radisson Hotel at Manchester Airport. The client requested photographs of the conference in action, the main speakers at the lectern and the delegates interacting with each other.
A dark and eerie shoot to provide a set of industrial photographs for Colas as they resurfaced the A55 near Pulford, south of Chester. There is no lighting on this section of road and as the shoot took place at midnight the only source of lighting was head torches and the lighting on the equipment. Flash could not be used as the opposite carriageway was still live and active. A challenging shoot but a good selection of images was provided for the client.
A shoot commissioned by The Royal Mail Courier Magazine with Postman Kevin Gaynor who has been helped by the Post Office charity following a fall which has incapacitated his arm. The photographs were shot at Kevin’s home in Winkhill, Staffordshire. He has an incredibly cute (and energetic!) Springer Spaniel puppy called Millie.
Postman Kevin Gaynor who has been helped by the Post office charity following a fall which has incapacitated his arm. credit: leeboswellphotography.com
Sheila Davidson has taken it upon herself to help save Hindley Train Station in Wigan. She has become a railway adopter and has helped to save the station from closure as well as helping make the station the hub of the community and engage local school children.
Sheila’s story was the main part of a piece by Yours Magazine titled Real Life. The photographs were shot in and around Hindley Train Station on a glorious autumn morning in Wigan.
Work is underway at Broadmeadow Park, a brand new housing development which is being constructed in Sandbach, Cheshire. The 23 acre site will see 165 new homes built for private sale, affordable rent and shared ownership.
Photography of Lane End Contracts Director Adrian Moss and Latimer Director of Sales Tim Seward breaking ground and discussing plans for the site were required to be used in press releases and promotional material. Whilst on site, some photography was provided of some of the general construction taking place and properties being built.
Youth homelessness charity Depaul UK required some photography of their night walk in Manchester which is a growing annual fundraising event. Events were held in the four areas the charity operates, the North West, North East, Sheffield and London.
The five mile route started and fished at the charities office on Oxford Road and passed through The Northern Quarter, Cathedral Gardens and Spinningfields. Photography was needed to provide content for press, publications, online and to promote the walk in future years.
A PR photo shoot in Stockport commissioned by Guinness Care to cover the visit of Mary Robinson, MP for Cheadle. She visited the care home team to chat about the new service being offered in Stockport. They discussed how the team support people and help them live as independently as possible. Guinness Care has a person-centred approach and offer a range of services throughout Stockport and the surrounding areas.
The remaining time of the shoot was spent photographing the lovely staff and their new sparkling offices on Cheadle Royal Business Park.
Photographic coverage for long standing client Usdaw who required a selection of PR photographs taking at their head office in Fallowfield to publicise their support for ‘Wear Red Day’ in support of the anti-racism football charity ‘Show Racism the Red Card’.
Wear Red Day is all about standing in solidarity with anyone affected by racism and raising much needed funds for Show Racism the Red Card so that they can continue to deliver high quality training and education to young people and adults in schools and workplaces.
A half day shoot photographing the hard working chaps at Cadent as they replaced 27,000 metres of old gas mains pipe in Winsford, Cheshire. The client required some commercial photography of their team working at the site to use in a press release and within internal literature.
The oringinal metal gas mains dates back to the 1940’s and needed to be replaced with plastic at a cost of £3.5 million. The work started in Winsford during the summer and is taking place in small pockets, with teams moving street to street and estate to estate over the course of about a year. The transformation of the network also ensures that Winsford can safely use hydrogen gas which is being produced from bio-gases from waste sites across Cheshire.
A tough job shooting in small excavated holes, at least it wasn’t raining though!
The images were used by The Winsford Guardian.
A shoot for Merlin Entertainments who required some PR photography of Sophie Countess of Wessex during her visit to Blackpool Tower. She visited the Grand Theatre as part of their 125th anniversary. The royal Strictly Come Dancing Fan even took to the dance floor to display her moves!
A small pic was used By The Express.
A selection of photographs from a shoot in Widnes for developers Liberty Property Trust and Stoford Developments who have built Liberty Park, a high quality speculative warehouse. The client requested photographs of their launch event which showcased the development to agents.
All the agents received a rugby shirt of their preferred nation’s team, and there was also a prize of an official World Cup rugby ball and two tickets to see Sale Sharks to the agent who guessed the correct number of rugby balls inside a Land Rover Discovery.