This story felt important while I was shooting these pics, but I really didn’t expect them to get so widely used. I did a very small tight edit and only filed a few for the wire, which my colleague Dale helped me choose. I also got a photo on the front of my favourite paper, the New York Times, a happy first! The photo at the bottom was filed a couple of days later as a tight crop, after consulting first with HK photographer Philippe and my boss Pedro.
I took these on Saturday to illustrate the SCMP being bought by Alibaba. I spent around 30 minutes crouching in a dirty gutter while trying to get the third pic down!
*There was a big advert on the Guardian web page where this article appeared so I used Photoshop to move the Guardian logo. Please click on the top tear-sheet to see it in its original form.
This picture has been making the rounds in the local online press. Funnily, it’s the one I put the least amount of effort into when I was covering the elections last weekend. I hurriedly snapped it as I walked past the banner on the way to a presser because it was such an obvious and cheesy illustration. I sent it a couple of minutes later and a possible reason it’s been used is that it was the first photo on any wire on the subject, so they would have had nothing else to go with! Not too sure about the crop they made though… More pics to follow soon.
I’ve not done an update for a while, but here are some recent examples of my photos being used in various publications, including Time Magazine, LA Times, Evening Standard, International Business Times, Economist, plus some others.