Dave Ofield – Review of the Career

Dave Ofield: Review of the Career Picture  Editor of the Evening Standard looks back over twenty years as picture editor of the Evening Standard Dave Ofield: Review of the Career Picture  Editor of the Evening Standard looks back over twenty years as picture editor of the Evening Standard David Ofield in his final last minutes…

Ron Case and the Three Queens

Just Another Day Ron Case and the Three Queens Just Another Day Ron Case and the Three Queens February 15 1952 started as a routine day for photographer Ron Case, staffer for Keystone Press Agency. His arrival in the office led to a change of assignment for him and he was sent to cover the…

Donald Campbell, 4 January 1967 – Michael Brennan

Donald Campbell, 4 January 1967 Water Speed Records In The Lake District Donald Campbell, 4 January 1967 Water Speed Records In The Lake District On the 4th of January 1967 the eyes of the world were drawn to a cold, deep stretch of water in the English Lake District. Donald Campbell was the holder of…

Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Crash, 8th October 1952 by George Phillips

The Reverend John Richards stands in the mangled wreckage of the overnight express from Perth, a local passenger train and an Express train heading from Euston to Liverpool. Around 1000 people were aboard the three trains and 112 people died in the crash and 340 were injured. It is the worst peace time rail crash in the…

Floating Ideas in a Drought

Many believe that the extraordinary weather we are experiencing this summer is unique, but not so. The summer of 1996 brought similar weather and an item on The Today programme on Radio 4 had broadcast that the water levels of Roadford Reservoir in Devon had dropped by 35 foot. The picture editor of the Mail…

Happy Birthday David Bowie

Two years ago on Jan 10th 2016 the people woke to the shocking news that the superstar David Bowie had died of cancer. David Robert Jones born in London on the 8th of January 1947 became an icon at the top of his profession for fifty years. His last album Blackstar which was released just…

The Longest Doorstep by Richard Lappas

A few days into the new year and the grapevine was awash with rumours that Prince Edward was on the verge of quitting the Royal Marines despite the fact that according to his commanding officer, was fully expected to complete the training course and attain the coveted green beret. As the phones started to jangle…

A Bloody Nose For The Prince by Richard Lappas

Rumours had been rife for some time that Prince Edward was joining the Royal Marines initially for a three day assessment. If accepted the course would take around a year before passing out and earning the green beret. Security was extremely tight so getting anywhere near the Prince outside any official photo call was nigh…

The Portrait of the Artist – Grimes by Andrew Fox

One of the challenges for most photographers is the portrait. It is so simple to turn up get someone to smile for the camera and head back to the office. But the challenge of the portrait is like a layered cake and the bottom layer is the simple approach above. So, what to add next?…

Now and Then at No. 10 by Mike Conway

As we approach the Conservative Party Conference and the midpoint of the Party Conference Season, Mike Conway regales us with a tale of how it used to be for the ‘Paps’ outside N0. 10. There are those of my age who have witnessed change and one of the biggest transformations witnessed in Fleet Street over…