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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.   […]


Wigan Warriors End of Season Review 2014

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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.


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.


Manchester Business School Graduation 2013

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

A selection of pictures from my coverage of the 2013 Manchester Business School Graduation. Chapeau! to all this year’s graduates.


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

Whitworth Art Gallery manchester David Oates documentary portrait photographer photography Manchester north west England UK

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

Chris Riley

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’.