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Whitworth Art Gallery – Work in Progress

Raisa Kabir Work in Progress Photography Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester England UK David Oates Portrait Documentary Commercial Architectural Professional Freelance Photographer

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 […]


11 Freunde – German football in England

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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.   […]


English Textiles documentary series for Finisterre

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  A recent documentary series for British surf company Finisterre examining the manufacturing of their products in two Blackburn factories, Cosmotec and Cookson & Clegg


Goodison to Anfield with 11 Freunde

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  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 […]


Prospectus for AMRC, Sheffield

Richard Caborn Labour AMRC The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Boeing technology manufacturing David Oates documentary portrait photographer photography Manchester north west England UK

A series of portraits of staff and apprentices made at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield. These pictures illustrated a new prospectus celebrating the ten year anniversary of the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP). It was another collaboration with TH Media.


Claire Burt for Observer Food Monthly

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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 […]


Wigan Warriors End of Season Review 2014

Josh Charnley of Wigan Warriors Rugby League Wigan Warriors sale sharks rugby union Rugby League sport sports David Oates documentary portrait photographer photography Manchester north west England UK

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.


New portraits

Female Nurse Manchester Metropolitan University MMU David Oates documentary portrait photographer photography Manchester north west England UK

A few new portraits from recent assignments for the Daily Telegraph and Manchester Metropolitan University


BBC World Have Your Say

BBC World Service World have your say David Oates documentary portrait photographer photography Manchester north west England UK

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.


Dr Graham Honeyman

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  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 […]


Abebaw Yohannes for Manchester Metropolitan University

Abebaw Yohannes Manchester Metropolitan University MMU Manchester Metropolitan University academic staff MMU David Oates documentary portrait photographer photography Manchester north west England UK

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.


Wigan Warriors Season Review magazine

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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.  


Film Noir for Squarepeg Theatre

Squarepeg Theatre Company - David Oates Photographer - Manchester David Oates documentary portrait photographer photography Manchester north west England UK

  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 […]


Video preview of Hot

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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. […]


Whitworth Art Gallery talk

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Discussing Chinese documentary projects, BlackLab film works and new projects. 1pm, Saturday 23rd February Whitworth Art Gallery Oxford Rd   Manchester M15 6ER    


The Wire – Warrington Wolves

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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.


Science and Engineering

Amir Keshmiri - Portrait Photography - photographer - Manchester

  A series of editorial portraits of members of the Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Science and Engineering. Commissioned by the magazine ‘Research Matters’.


Deluge

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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.


The 2012 OSBA winners

Manchester Peace Award winner - Kemoy Walker

In February, I photographed the winners of the 2012 OSBA’s for the charity Carisma

Introduced as a feature event of PeaceWeek in 2008 as Manchester Peace Awards, the Outstanding Social Behaviour Awards or OSBAs as they quickly came to be known (the name is a deliberate play on ‘ASBO’), caught the imagination of the local communities and the wider city and media.

The award ceremonies are opened by the Lord Mayor and awards have been presented by, among others, Members of Parliament and senior officers of the Council and Greater Manchester Police.

There are currently 6 awards for which people can be nominated:

Community Cohesion/Diversity Award: Individual or group who have been instrumental in bringing together diverse groups in the community for positive change.
Young Person’s Award: Young person (aged 11-18) who has made an outstanding contribution to their school or community.
Positive Role model Award: Person who has had most positive affect on young people through their lives.
Turn Around Award: Individual who has made greatest turnaround in attitude/behaviour to benefit his/her community.
Peace Activist Award: Person or group who have made a difference through campaigning for peace and justice.
Manchester Peace Award: Individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to their community.


New Work

Dr Ian Loram - Portrait Photography - photographer - Manchester

A selection of new portraits for Manchester Metropolitan University, BBC Trust, Lancashire Tea, Trafford Housing Trust and Newsco Insider


Brasilian Diary

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Cowering under Manchester’s perpetual drizzle while daydreaming of Rio de Janiero inspired me to order some replacement copies of my Brasil book.


New Portraits

Callum Thomas - Professor of Sustainable Aviation - Portrait Photography - photographer - Manchester Manchester David Oates documentary portrait photographer photography Manchester north west England UK

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
Raphael Cabrera


Birth Rites Conference

Manchester Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester University Birth Rites Collection David Oates documentary portrait photographer photography Manchester north west England UK

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.


New book of portraits

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A new portfolio book which is available to view and buy online here. Get in touch to arrange a book viewing.