One Flesh

Last Friday I was brought in by Naomi Sumner to photograph the rehearsal of her new play, One Flesh. I’ve known Naomi for many years, photographed her, taught her some kung fu and convinced her to be a lion, and on quite a few occasions discussed theology with her. We both come from the opposite sides of a theological divide, her a charismatic Christian and me an atheist, but we both really enjoy talking about it. One Flesh is a play which explores marriage equality and how that fits with Christian beliefs, so I knew I’d enjoy being there for the rehearsal.
The play is well written and acted, and doesn’t shy away from quoting scripture that undermines, or promotes a homophobic aversion to marriage equality. I knew it was well acted when I found myself wanting to argue with the characters, happily I managed to stop myself lol.

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Booked for a wedding

In 2014 I was brought in by TMAS Liverpool to photograph their Battle of the Forces event. This is a fight night they hold quite regularly and sees fighters from different police forces coming together to compete and raise money. Before the fights started I did some portraits of the competitors and Karl, one of the fighters wanted a shot doing of him and his girlfriend Gemma. Having a bit of a chat with them quickly led to the realisation that we know a lot of the same people as they train at Lowe Martial Arts which is a part of the CMAA, who I also train with. This is the shot I did of them, you can even see it on the wall at the Denton dojo:


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