Tag Archives: Photography in Saddleworth

Press photographs – Debbie Abrahams, Oldham East and Saddleworth MP, meeting residents of Saddleworth

Press photographs - Debbie AbrahamsPress photographs – Debbie Abrahams, Oldham East and Saddleworth MP, meeting with Saddleworth residents at a meeting organised by the Greenfield and Grasscroft Residents Association (GGRA) at the Satellite Club, Greenfield.

Alongside Andrew Taylor and Mike Rooke from GGRA Debbie Abrahams fielded a range of questions from members of the audience including several relating to the building of a new secondary school in Diggle.

I snatched a few shots whilst asking questions and following the debate. Chairing the Diggle Community Association and writing for Diggle News don’t always sit comfortably together.

To read about the issues discussed, visit Diggle News.

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Photography – Diggle Primary School Village Fete – Stuart Coleman Photography

Photography - Diggle Primary School Village FetePhotography at Diggle Primary School Village Fete – June 2013

Every year I go down and photograph the Diggle Primary School village fete. It’s a big event  and has, over the years, established itself on Diggle’s event calendar. Organised by volunteers, made up of parents, teachers, pupils and local residents, it raises over a thousand pounds plus for the school to use on pupil activities and resources. For the volunteers it’s a challenge and can get testing and frenetic but, no matter what happens e.g. bad weather, broken kit etc., they always pull it off.

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Portrait photography with singer songwriter Kieran McMahon

Portrait photography singer songwriter Kieran McMahon.

Portrait photography for Saddleworth based singer songwriter Kieran McMahon.

I’ve been watching Kieran for some time after photographing him playing at the Saddleworth Folk Festival. He’s a talented singer song writer and, considering he is still at school, has bags of confidence and a strong set. He asked me to help him promote his music with a few portrait shots which I was glad to do. We settled for something simple with attitude and a touch of grunge. Urban grunge isn’t commonplace in Saddleworth but, if you can find places where authority doesn’t hangout, you’ll find it.

The portraits were taken at a location close to the Satellite Centre in Greenfield, Saddleworth.

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Live Performance Photography Saddleworth: The Collective and Barclay James Harvest

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Live performance photography Saddleworth for The Collective and Barclay James Harvest at the Swan in Dobcross, Saddleworth

I thoroughly enjoyed shooting the live performance photographs for the Collective and Barclay James Harvest at the Swan Public House, Dobcross, Saddleworth, Oldham. Paddy O’Hare and Mike Sweeney have been building a loyal following around the North West and are not slow when it comes to getting the message out. So how they kept this gem in the bag, I have no idea but,  it delighted their fans when, unexpectedly,  Barclay James Harvest arrived and supported the band.

Follow this link to see more live performance photographs.

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Press photography: Woolyknits, Diggle

press photography - woollyknitsPress photography for Woolyknits highlighting the courses and activities taking place at their base in Wharf Mill, Diggle, Saddleworth.

1/5/13

It’s so relaxed! Just put your feet up and sit back.

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