2018 in pictures

Well, it's that time of the year again where I dig out a bunch of pictures from the last twelve months. The years are definitely getting shorter!

2018 has been a bit of an odd year. It's been a test, getting back pitch side and also back into the studio, but also provided some great memories. None greater than photographing the outstanding Mastersystem back in May - their debut album Dance Music was definitely my album of the year, and it was great to see it performed live. This show also proved to be somewhat poignant to me, as it was only a matter of days before singer Scott Hutchison would tragically take his own life - something that has also had quite an impact on me this year.

This year has also been the first year that I've avoided the festival scene, which was a little surreal, but it was good to have a summer recharging and relaxing, and hopefully I'll make a return to a muddy field next year. Maybe.

As ever, thanks to all the awesome bands that I've photographed, the awesome clients who've commissioned me, the fans who've put up with me blocking their view for 2-3 songs (particularly the lady at the Rolling Stones, who paid a ridiculous amount of money for her tickets and made no secret of it), and all the people who've supported me this year. Couldn't have done it without you.

Here's hoping to a prosperous 2019, with more opportunities on the horizon.

Blackburn Rovers v Hull CityEwood Park, Jan 2018
Blackburn Rovers v Shrewsbury TownEwood Park, Jan 2018
Random Hand2018
Blackburn Rovers v Oldham AthleticEwood Park, Feb 2018
MarmozetsSheffield Leadmill, Feb 2018
Paul WellerLeeds Arena, Feb 2018
Cruel World2018
ElbowLeeds Arena, Mar 2018
FeederLeeds Academy, Mar 2018
The Human Project2018
MastersystemBrudenell Social Club, Apr 2018
Manic Street PreachersLeeds Arena, May 2018
Father John MistyHalifax Piece Hall, May 2018
The Rolling StonesOld Trafford, Jun 2018
LCD Soundsystem - James MurphyManchester Apollo, Jun 2018
Taylor SwiftEtihad Stadium, Jun 2018
Foo FightersEtihad Stadium, Jun 2018
Arctic MonkeysManchester Arena, Sep 2018
CleopatrickOporto, Oct 2018
Coheed and CambriaManchester Academy, Oct 2018
Editors Manchester Apollo, Oct 2018
Alt-JLeeds Town Hall, Oct 2018
Florence + The MachineLeeds Arena, Nov 2018
You Me At SixLeeds Academy, Nov 2018
As ThievesDec 2018
Frightened Rabbit feat. Simon NeilSleep In The Park - Glasgow, Dec 2018
Black Stone CherryLeeds Arena, Dec 2018
Graeme ParkHalifax Piece Hall, Dec 2018