Author: Mark

The Getty Villa

Out on the Pacific Coast Highway, just past Santa Monica in California is the The Getty Villa. If you’re ever in Los Angeles I definitely recommend a trip. It’s a chance to see Oil...

BT Sport

Unless I’m talking to someone ‘in the business’, I find it’s always difficult to try and explain exactly what I do at work in an understandable way. Have you ever had that conversation with...

Mark Manchester's Best Nine, 2017.

2017 in review.

I always find the best kind of retrospective at the end of a year is to look back at all the photographs I’ve taken. An annual memory book really, and with everything fully catalogued...

Jennie Gow

Sports broadcaster Jennie Gow recently asked me to shoot a range of portrait shots for her new portfolio. Here are a couple of examples that were used by the BBC for promotional purposes:

VOX Events

At the end of 2012, I took on my biggest challenge to date. I joined forces with a good friend to set up an events company, staging annual conferences for the voiceover and audio...

A Greek Odyssey

When it comes to defining the word old, there’s nothing quite like a trip to Athens to do just that. One of the earliest established cities in the world, it’s home to the Parthenon,...

In Russia… with gloves.

“How was Russia?”, I was asked on my return from a weekend break in Moscow. “Cold” was my stock reply; in every sense. In actual fact, it was probably much warmer than I was...

Cuba

If there’s one period in time I’d love to travel back to, it’d be the 1950’s. The sharp suits, the start of the space race, but most of all… the cars. The new age...

Rule Britannia!

So, Will and Kate got hitched. By now, you’re either beaming with National pride or you’re sick to death of all the coverage. Did you watch the Beeb or did you watch Phil &...

A good old East End ‘knees-up’.

Barbara Windsor, National Treasure. That’s how she’s always described; small, bubbly and with that laugh of hers, instantly infectious. I’ve always loved ‘Our Babs’ and a few months ago I received an email offering...