Another interesting year. Let’s be honest there would be very little point in doing this job if it wasn’t. It’s also been an amazingly momentous year. A future king born, a British winner at Wimbledon and the death of two historical figures, Thatcher and Mandela. I’ve been privileged to cover almost all of those stories and had some fantastic publications. I’ve gone into depth elsewhere on here about many of the jobs and it’s all there in the Mumbles archive if you want more details, this collection is really my favourites of the year. Not always the picture that was published, more a personal choice of what I was most pleased with. Lots of royals and politics as usual and a few newsy and featurey bits thrown in for good measure.
Hope you enjoy them.
Evan Davies and a 3D printed version of himself at the Science Museum.Andy Murray, Wimbledon Champion and the grand prize. I shot it to show him reflected in the cup and got lucky with the engraving of the last British Men’s winner Fred Perry. And my lucky ‘catchy flashy’…One of many ‘Arts’ jobs… You may not recognise this fella but many of you will have stayed in his hotels Mr Bill Marriot. Ed Miliband doing his best impression of Gromit. The Duchess of Cornwall enjoying a sweet in The Royal Box at Wimbledon. Call me Dave having a bad day and trying to avoid us after his plans to attack Syria fell apart. Genuinely top bloke Mark Cavendish. Chuka Umunna, Labour’s shadow business secretary Nick ‘Laurel’ Clegg. Deforestation story from Liberia. Dominic Grieve The Countess of Wessex and a Tardis in Buckingham Palace. Trooping the Colour Fly-past. Baroness thatcher’s funeral, St Paul’s. The BIG wide shot…And a shot from exactly the same position but on a slightly bigger bit of glass…Run to the Beat Half Marathon, Greenwich Park. Prince George and The Duchess of Cambridge. Paul McCartney in Covent garden. Kamar sister of ‘slavery’ victim. “New Balls” Wimbledon. The King, Maldon Mud Race Essex. Trafalgar Day Parade.The Queen’s Coronation. Outfit of Prince Charles, on display at Buckingham Palace. Brighton West Pier. The Duchess of Cambridge visiting Baker street Underground. The Queen visiting Baker street Underground, where she drove a tube home… Prince Harry gets in a group ‘selfie’ in Nottingham. Prince Harry and a personalised Lab Coat at the Centre for Blast Injury Studies, London. In the ring in Nottingham. SAS Veterans at the site where 9 SAS soldiers were executed during WW2. The Shard in low cloud. Probably my favourite picture this year. “Sacred Soil” from cemeteries of WW1 Battlefields in Flanders brought back to Britain to be placed in the new Flanders Memorial Garden at The Guards’ museum Wellington barracks