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Live performance photography: Mack and Mable at Oldham Colliseum

201302_mack_and_able-1-EditLive performance photography: Mack and Mable at Oldham Colliseum


Ashton Operatic Society, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, Greater Manchester

A touching story set in the heady days Keystone Studios, director Mack Sennett and comedienne star Mabel Normad created magic together on-screen, but backstage their tempestuous relationship was threatened by the pressures of Hollywood and the advent of “Talkies”.

Mack & Mabel was originally nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 1974.

Full of memorable musical numbers including I Won’t Send Roses andMovies Were MoviesMack & Mabel is a poignant love story, set in a bygone age.

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Arrival of the Olympic Torch in Oldham

Arrival of the Olympic Torch in Oldham


Ashton road, Oldham, Greater Manchester

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‘Being photographed by Stuart Coleman added to the immense joy we, our friends and family felt throughout the day. We will treasure our photographs forever and would recommend Stuart to anyone.’ Kate and Lee, Bolton

I’m a professional photographer based in Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester.

I work mainly with people and  specialise in wedding, portrait, commercial and live performance photography. I’m known for my relaxed, unobtrusive approach and natural, photojournalistic style.

Living close to the M62 corridor I’m ideally situated to offer a full range of photography services to clients across Northern England.

I am committed to high quality image making through meticulous attention to detail and I only use high performance professional digital equipment and post-processing software.

In my work I endeavour to capture distinctive images that have emotional and visual impact.

My passion for photography is fuelled by my interest in people, travel, adventure and the outdoors. Experiences gained working in these fields has heavily informed and influenced my style.

I have had formal photographic training and have worked with a wide range of equipment and media.

I am driven to do more than just take pictures; I want to capture those fleeting moments when everything comes together  to make something perfect.

Stuart Coleman

Member of the CiOJ

B.Sc (Hons) Manchester University

City & Guilds Level 2 (double distinction)

I have worked as a photographer in; Saddleworth, Oldham, Manchester, Lancashire, Urmston, Marsden, West Yorkshire, Stockport, Rochdale, Ashton, London, Brighouse, North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Halifax, Pendlebury, Huddersfield, Elland, Bolton, Longridge, Preston, New York and Nepal.

My commercial clients incude: Oldham Motor Company, Women Have Vision, Boltight, Northern Accident Repair Centre, Saddleworth Players, Uppermill Therapies, Mike Sweeney, Andrea Walsh, West County Landscapes, Catalyst Claims, Pretty Little Wedding Cars, Rustic Rabbit and Audiocouncil.

Contact Stuart Coleman

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“It’s not merely about capturing moments, it’s about connecting them.”

My passion for photography is driven by what I see and feel, the changing light, a brief emotion, an expression,  a gesture, a display of individuality.

It’s chasing the moments when everything, just for an instant, is perfect.


“His work has a powerful emotional content, it’s like he personally knows the people he photographs.” R. Clarke, Ellerker, Yorkshire

“When I look at Stuart Coleman Photography, I make a connection. I don’t just remember, I recall the moment the picture was taken.” A. Simpson, Kingussie, Scotland

Wedding Photography | Portrait Photography | Documentary Photography  | Live Performance Photography | Commercial Photography

Oldham | Rochdale | Ashton | Manchester | Huddersfield | Saddleworth | Bolton | Bury | Halifax | Stockport

North West England  | Lancashire  | Yorkshire  | Derbyshire  | Cheshire | Staffordshire | Cumbria

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Live performance photography: Semolina Pilchard

Semolina and Pilchard are not a combination that usually go together but earlier this month at the Witchwood, Ashton Under-Lyne, Manchester the Beatles tribute band Semolina Pilchard performed a tasty blend of classic Beatles songs going back to 1963. They covered tracks from all the classic albums including; Please Please  Me, Sergeant Pepper and the White Album.

From the start of the gig the audience rocked and it was great to see such a mixed age group (not just first generation Beatle fans) enjoying the experience. Every live performance has its dramas and this was no exception. The lead singer Paul Brierly had lost his voice earlier in the day due to illness and was forced to find someone to cover at short notice. Paddy O’Hare, front man from the local band Fink Ployd stepped in and did a brilliant job and considering how little time he had had to prepare you wouldn’t have known he wasn’t a permanent member of this band.

Photographing the band was a pleasure. I was given free access to all areas and was made to feel welcome both on and off stage.  With the stage being fairly small and cramped it was difficult to shoot around the mike stands and speakers etc. so I had to focus mainly on close ups. It was challenging catching the significant moments with the changing light but then that’s what makes gig photography so interesting.

To see more photographs from this gig click here.



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