Tuesday, 30 September 2014


An enjoyable trip to a slightly sunny Bristol for a little exploration and attempt to spark some ideas for the 'On Assignment' module.

Crane Operator / Bristol Harbour-side.
Street Art / Stokes Croft
Street Art / Stokes Croft
Street Art / Stokes Croft
Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Temple Meads

Saturday, 20 September 2014

'Street Football' Portrait Project

Inspired by Social Portraiture such as Humans of New York & Crossing Paths as well as wanting to increase my confidence in taking portraits, I wanted to start a personal project that would allow me to approach people on the street in a similar manor but refine it to a sporting subject. I've been living in Cheltenham for over a year now and I've noticed a large range of football shirts being sporting along the high street, I'd like to document those proud to wear the colours of their team whilst out & about, hopefully this project can quietly expand from Cheltenham to other locations that I visit. I asked my house mates for help to start this project off.

Daniel | Cardiff City
Favourite Player - Cristiano Ronaldo
Favourite Moment - Cardiff beating Man City 25/8/13
James | Southampton
Favourite Player - James Beattie
Favourite Moment - Promotion to the Premier League 2012.
Tom | Liverpool
Favourite Player - Steven Gerrard
Favourite Moment - 2005 Champions League Final.
Daniel | -
Favourite Player - Mario Ballotelli
Favourite Moment - Champions League Final 1999.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tour of Britain

Thousands of people lined the route of Stage 4 from Worcester to Bristol, here along Harp Hill the crowd were joined by local school classes to cheer along the 2014 Tour of Britain.
Rolling road closures using Police bikes were used as part of the logistics to deliver this race.
The leaders of the Tour of Britain round the curve onto Harp Hill.
The following Peleton round the curve onto Harp Hill.
The Peleton runs wide onto Harp Hill.
Sir Bradley Wiggins' success is a large reason for the rising popularity in British Cycling, Winner of the Tour de France & many Olympic medals I did hope for a better shot of him but here is Team Sky's 'Wiggo' turning onto Harp Hill.

A number of riders ran wide due to the large size of the Peleton filtering into this sharp curve as seen in my iPhone video.
The crowds do not filter out as the Peleton heads up Harp Hill.
In hot pursuit of the Peleton are the support vehicles including the Great British team as well Team Sky.
Sir Dave Brailsford's Team Sky support vehicle turns onto Harp Hill.
On the walk back home I passed the site of Banksy's Phonebox artwork, which has been boarded up since my last visit due to vandalism, which has also been attacked.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Golden Fern Fall at Final Hurdle

Due to a number of injuries Chris Vitalini was brought in from the Scorpions to see out the remainder of the season and is seen warming up for the home encounter against London Skolars on the 17th August 2014, where the visitors left with a 12-36 victory. Match Report
The loss against London ensured that the next match against Hemel would determine whether the final playoff spot is awarded to the Stags or All Golds. On the 31st August 2014 the showdown proved to be too much for the Gloucestershire outfit, where they recorded a disappointing 44-24 loss and all but putting their play-off hopes out of sight. Match Report
The final match of the season was another harsh encounter for the All Golds, where they fell 68-24 to Oldham in Steve McCormack's final match in charge at Whitebank stadium. Match Report. Match Report

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Non League Day Gloucester v Hyde

During the International Break the domestic spotlight can be focused on the lower levels of English football, standing terraces & nameless jerseys are showcased harking back to the traditions of the beautiful game.
Whaddon Road is not only the home of League 2 table toppers Cheltenham Town, but also the current residence of Conference North outfit Gloucester City, who have been playing their home matches at the ground since 2010.
An attendance of 557 was recorded today, and even a fellow Leeds fan made it out to support Non League Day! 
Referee Marvyn Amphlett leads the teams out.
Charlie Griffin receives the Vanarama Player of the month award before kick off.
Scott Wilson gets tackled whilst attacking down the left.
Rhys Day receives a yellow card.
Adam Connolly delivers a ball into the penalty area.
A Gloucester City fans reaction to a penalty decision for Hyde, which Mike Green saved.
Charlie Griffin equalizes for Gloucester City!
Tim Harris applauds the home support after a 1-1 draw, leaving City lying 14th in the Conference North table.