So after what can only be described as a very tame, disappointing and quiet 2016, with the exception of a couple of festivals, building a strong relationship with DM’s and having a great first year with Jake Owens (jakeowensphotography.com) starting up and running our wedding photography business (eophoto.co) I have decided to put my all into this year.
January saw me start shooting for Ticketmaster again and kicked my year off with two very very big venues, which was lovely. First up was Avenged Sevenfold, supported by Disturbed at the The 02. Was nice to tick this one off the list.
Following on from this was A Day to Remember at Wembley Arena, with support coming from Moose Blood, Neck Deep and New Found Glory.
Rounded my month off by into High Wycombe where Ellie was getting a substantial amount of her hair cut off to be made into wigs by the Little Princess Trust and to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
On Tuesday 10th May, West Ham United played their final game at The Boleyn Ground, the home they’ve called for 112 years. Having grown up supporting them and going to games, albeit not often as I would hope, I took the opportunity to go down to Upton Park to take in the atmosphere and watch the game with other supporters who weren’t able to get a ticket. This was my first experience documenting an event of this size and nature and thoroughly enjoyed it.
NB. Despite the large Police presence in the images above & the reported incident involving the Man United bus, I did not see/or encounter any violence from any of the West Ham fans.