I recently documented the Whitworth Art Galleries series of summer artist’s residencies – Work in Progress. Throughout August, artists Raisa Kabir and Himanshu Shetty with Himali Bhuta and Shreyas Karle of CONA occupied the gallery’s Clore Learning Studio hosting special events and working with local artists and communities to explore the gallery’s South Asian collections. Below […]
Another great commission for Berlin-based football magazine 11 Freunde, to document three German players that have made their careers in the English lower leagues. Thanks to Thorsten Stuckmann and Doncaster Rovers, Eugen Bopp and Nottingham Forest and Timmy Theile and Burton Albion. Thanks also to Jonathan Sharples the man behind Celtic legend Ivica Strok. […]
A recent documentary series for British surf company Finisterre examining the manufacturing of their products in two Blackburn factories, Cosmotec and Cookson & Clegg
It was a pleasure to recently collaborate with Ron Ulrich from the German football magazine 11Freunde. Our brief was to walk from Goodison Park to Anfield collecting pictures and stories that told of the area, its people and the changes to both as money flowed into football, but didn’t necessarily find its way into […]
I recently photographed Claire who’s company Burt’s Cheese has in a few short years gone from an idea hatched at the kitchen table of her house in Altrincham to winning the Observer Food Monthly’s ‘Best Producer‘ award in 2013. It was a chilly and windy day on the farm but with the help of make […]
I’ve been working with Wigan Warriors again this year on a magazine reviewing another high achieving season. The team have reached the Grand Final once more after winning it last year and captain Sean O’Loughlin was recently named captain of the England team.
A few new portraits from recent assignments for the Daily Telegraph and Manchester Metropolitan University
A recent assignment for the BBC World Service, documenting discussions of Pakistani and Chinese people’s experiences of life in Manchester and Liverpool for the ‘World Have Your Say’ programme.
A recent commission from the Daily Telegraph and the London School of Economics to photograph Dr Graham Honeyman, CEO of Sheffield Forgemasters. Forgemasters specialises in forged and cast parts for suppliers to the engineering, nuclear, oil, petrochemical, and process industries worldwide and produce critical nuclear components for the Astute class submarines and the civil nuclear industry, including Sizewell […]
I recently photographed Abebaw Yohannes of Manchester Metroplitan University demonstrating a lung function testing device. The necessity of including the equipment in the shot and Abebaw’s willingness to try out a few poses enabled us to produce a striking portrait.
The Wigan Warriors had a stellar 2013, winning the Challenge Cup and then going on to complete the double in the Super League Play Off Grand Final. THMedia and I worked with the Warriors on their end of season review magazine, 52 pages featuring interviews with all the squads key players and staff.
I recently worked with Katie and Michael from Squarepeg Theatre to produce some images of their latest production, ‘The Man Who Woke Up Dead’. They wanted something in a film noir style, so we met in Victoria Baths, Manchester, I put the flashes on full power, channelled John Houston and off we went. The […]
My little red book of Chinese style – Hot – has a video preview available to view here: http://www.davidoates.net/hot-book/ About Hot: 14-page 12cmx8cm booklet In expectation of matching the success of ‘The Quotations of Chairman Mao’, Hot is available in a strictly limited edition of one billion, fifty five million, four hundred and ninety eight thousand. […]
Discussing Chinese documentary projects, BlackLab film works and new projects. 1pm, Saturday 23rd February Whitworth Art Gallery Oxford Rd Manchester M15 6ER
Portraits of Warrington Wolves rugby league players, staff and fans for the club’s end of season review, published in association with TH Media. We’re looking for organisations to work with on publishing projects like this one, if you’re thinking of producing a magazine, brochure or prospectus, get in touch.
A series of editorial portraits of members of the Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Science and Engineering. Commissioned by the magazine ‘Research Matters’.
Riders leaving the Odyssey log flume at Happy Valley theme park, Beijing, China May 2012 In May I took part in ‘World Photographers focussing on Beijing’, Happy Valley is one of three portrait series I made during the trip.
A selection of new portraits for Manchester Metropolitan University, BBC Trust, Lancashire Tea, Trafford Housing Trust and Newsco Insider
Cowering under Manchester’s perpetual drizzle while daydreaming of Rio de Janiero inspired me to order some replacement copies of my Brasil book.
Callum Thomas – Professor of Sustainable Aviation
Danny Cleary – Director, HMG Paints
Dr Paul Oldfield – Historian
Dr Valentina Stojceska
Emma Farrer – BBC Media Manager
Howard Hughes – Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Jane Sharrocks – Manager, Selfridges
Lieutenant John-Joe Reilly – Royal Navy surgeon
Paudie O’Shea – Urban Planner
Professor Carol Haigh
Portraits and documentary images of the Manchester Birth Rites conference. Birth Rites are a group of artists exploring the politics and practice of childbirth by uniting artists and childbirth professionals.
A new portfolio book which is available to view and buy online here. Get in touch to arrange a book viewing.