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Hillsborough remembered 25 years on in Liverpool

Featured above is Tiger Smith. A young LFC fan who was determined to visit Anfield on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

I have visited Anfield a few times over the years to pay my respects and to document the event. This year I went to meet people and find out what it means to them. Most said they were there because they had to be. They had to pay their respects. Others because they had a personal connection. There is massive love, respect and support here for the families who lost people 25 years ago. They aren’t walking alone. The city, the country is behind them.

Thank you all for giving me 5 minutes of your time. YNWA.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Ryan Moroney came to Anfield to pay his respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough. His mum is friends with Sue Roberts who lost her brother at Hillsborough.

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Roy came to Anfield to pay his respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Cassy Smith came to Anfield to pay her respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Cairns, a life long support, came to Anfield to pay his respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough. He’s been every year.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Brian, an astrophyics student at Liverpool Uni, came to Anfield to pay his respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Danny Morton came to Anfield to pay his respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough as he does every year. His mum and dad’s friends were there.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Liam Shelbourne came to Anfield to pay his respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Tom Stevenson came to Anfield to pay his respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough. Two of his friends are surviors.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Mel came to Anfield to pay her respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Jonathan, a Manchester City fan, came to Anfield to pay his respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Adam Rawcliffe came to Anfield with his father to pay his respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Riardyn Freeman came to Anfield with his father to pay his respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Nicola Rolands came to Anfield to pay her respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Millie K came to Anfield to pay her respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Laura K came to Anfield to pay her respects to the 96 who died 25 years ago at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Lee, from Grimsby, has always wanted to attend the Hillsborough Service.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Katherine, a local woman, attends the Hillsborough service at Anfield Statdium. She comes every year. She knew people who survived the tragedy at Hillsborough 25 years ago.

Hillsborough remembered in Liverpool

Alan and Eunice Poole from out of town. They came to the Hillsborough service at Anfield because they had to.

Brighton street portraiture

At the weekend I was down in Brighton taking street portraits as part of a workshop run by Luca J Sage. Aside from being cold as a very cold thing it was a great deal of fun. I felt that my best images were produced when I slowed own, used a tripod and properly connected with the subject. I’ve always found it hard to really connect with a camera in my face. So I’ll be doing more of that slowing down in future.

Duncan Nicholas.
Tony Leonard. A civil enforcement officer (traffic warden). Ace guy. Really fun to chat to.
Tony Leonard.
Ruth Thomas. A local who had just purchased a new chair.
Rose Lock. Archivist.
Sharon Jaque. A local. Loves blue and has a huge collection of mainly Native American jewels on her.

Travelling

We’re back!

My fiancé and I have just returned from 3 weeks travelling around Europe. New Brighton, Liverpool, London, Paris, Munich, Budapest, Zagreb, Zadar, Pula, Porec, Slovenia, Venice, Milan, Paris, London, Liverpool, and New Brighton. To put it another way, England, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, France, England. We never travelled by plane so we actually saw these places. We were really connected with the landscape and, while tiring at times, it was incredibly satisfying.

The amazing guys at Fuji leant me a X100 to roadtest on our epic trip. I’ll blog some photos and thoughts at a later date but for now lets just say I killed the battery almost every day and never once thought “If only I had…” 3 weeks, 1 camera, 35mm f/2 fixed lens. Portraits, architecture, and street. It did everything I asked.

Marie Dault

Marie Dault

While photographing the Postman for the Biennial the other week I heard the sound of an old super 8 camera in the background. I turned round to see a woman filming the event. I thought she was a member of the production team filming it in an “arty” way. It turns out she wasn’t. Marie Dault was simply on holiday from Paris. She was a film user and processed her own film at one of the few remaining labs in Paris. I was blown away by the fact that she was filming using a super 8 camera. We chatted about cameras and film before she asked for directions to the Open Eye Gallery.