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  • Emirates Stadium, London, September 2012.

    I found an old roll of film sitting at the back of a shelf last week. I had no idea what was on it or when it had been shot so quickly went to get it developed and solve the mystery… Among some other snaps from here and there i found this frame from an Arsenal vs. Coventry City game last year that i had completely forgotten about.

    Arsenal beat Cov City 6-1 in the end and this bloke in front of me came up with an inventive way of reminding the City fans (sitting just to our left) of the scoreline at the end of the game. 

  • Euan and Ruth from the halloween party on the weekend

  • Wembley

    The England football team will play their final games this evening and on Tuesday at Wembley Stadium hoping to qualify for next years World Cup. 90,000 people will descend on the stadium each time, with many more watching from home or in the pub, the footballing nations hopes and fears concentrated onto a suburb of North-West London, one where i happened to grow up.

    I know Wembley pretty well, having lived there in the past for almost 20 years, it’s where my family moved to after we left Budapest when i was 5 years old, and where i experienced a lot of my defining memories of childhood, adolescents and young adulthood.

    Like many suburbs of London and other big cites, Wembley tiptoes somewhere between the good and bad. Some days it can be a relaxing tree lined environment, with the smell of freshly cut grass in the air. Whereas other days the air is thick with tension, everyone throwing their attitude about, keen to prove themselves the top dog of this little kennel.

    Over the last couple of years, in my photography, i’ve become increasingly drawn to flirting with nostalgia and reminiscing; looking back at defining periods of my life with fresh eyes (i.e. my Ujpalota series), seeing things that i didn’t see at the time. And delving into my archive to retrospectively curate older, sporadic images, into new entities.

    These images reflect an aspect of the Wembley that i know, and which i experienced in my late teens and early twenties, they are a personal reflection on a place which is never far from the sporting nations attention, but which isn’t seen much beyond a patch of famous turf where footballing dreams are realised or shattered.

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  • Ten years ago, almost to the month i went to see Slayer at the, since demolished, London Astoria with a few mates. I was 17 at the time and from what i remember it was a lot of fun…

  • Back in January...

    It’s officially been the hottest week of the year, and the heatwave is still continuing. So what better time than now to revisit a shoot i did back in January, when the days were short, layers were in fashion and the snow turned London into a winter wonderland (…kind of).

    This shoot, with a band called MANS, was one of those last minute, spur of the moment type of shoots that turns out to be a lot of fun. I got a call with a few hours notice and made my way through the snow down to the industrial estate round the back of Kings Cross where MANS were recording. 

    We put our thermals on and headed out for a stroll and a few snowball fights on the deserted backstreets of Kings Cross:

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  • Glastonbury

    It’s that time of year again. The days are long, the weather is unpredictable, and 150,000 people are decanting their booze into plastic bottles ready to be packed for Glastonbury Festival.

    Talk of the festival is reaching fever pitch, with those lucky enough to have a ticket, bursting with excitement, whilst the rest of us try to convince ourselves that “its probably not going to be that good this year anyway”… it is!

    Sadly i’ve only been once, back in 2008, but had an amazing 5 days down on Worthy Farm and have been pining to go back ever since. Whilst i was down there i shot a set of pictures on my trusty old point and shoot camera which can be viewed on my site here.

    I’ve included a few snaps from that set below:

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    To everyone going: have a great time, and to the rest of us: there’s always next year eh…

    And to anyone interested, who hasn’t seen it yet, i can highly recommend the Julien Temple documentary film ‘Glastonbury’, its brilliant; well worth a watch.