As a documentary photographer John has an extensive and impressive personal archive of black & white and colour images of the North West region's cultural, community and social history. Recent photographs from the premiere  performance of 'Dare to be Free' at the Mechanics Institute on 30th April 2016 can be seen here




A keen 35mm photographer for many years, John's archive of black & white and colour images of the North West stretches back to the early 1960's.

These include


Rockette Morton and  Captain Beefheart 1973

Ed Banger & the Nosebleeds 1977


 John Cooper Clarke 1978

Vini Reilly 1978 


Bernard Kelly aka Gordon The Moron 1980

    The Passage 1978

 Cathy La Creme 1980 c Paul Hollyer


 Hulme Crescents 1978

Hulme Community Arts 1979

Salford Community Arts 1980

Every Street/The Roundhouse, Ancoats 1980


Commonword Writer's in Performance including Mike Rowe and Joe Smythe

British Shakespeare Company, Mikron and North West Spanner Theatre Group in Performance 

Never one to stand still, in more recent times John has embraced digital photography with his usual enthusiasm and energy and will undertake commissions for assignments shot on traditional 35mm film and digital still or moving DV formats.

 John having a chat with Tony Benn at the wcml 2009 

Photo by Michael Herbert