“A fixture now amongst the treesArmsoji
Fighting a rusting disease
Fauna; thick ,as high as your knees
Rats established wherever they please
Detritus debris fueling irritability
Tyres collapsed, pressure fatigue.”
The annual Wickham horse fair takes place on May 20th since a royal charter was granted for a livestock fair on the square in 1269. Still steeped in history and tradition, the centre of the village is closed to traffic as horses are paraded and traded. A bizarre spectacle as this Hampshire village is temporally transformed with horses crammed into the streets, tethered to any available fixed object.
Porridge, croissants, pancakes drenched in maple syrup, bagels, eggs and slices of toast were all captured in this feature for Waitrose Food magazine. I photographed five different morning meals from night workers on Brick Lane in London to players from Northampton Saints Rugby Club.
Steve Bray from Wales has given up his job to stand outside Parliament every day protesting against the decision to take The UK out of The European Union. Back in 2017 he started The ‘Stand of Defiance European Movement’ (SODEM). He has caught the attention of several of The Lords and one has loaned him a flat so that Steve can continue his daily vigil. Sometimes a loan figure waving his flags but usually joined by various protestors who share his sentiment.
Days of action take place outside parliament with people travelling to Parliament Green from across the UK. In Steve’s words “Its not a done deal”.
A year on from the terror attack at London Bridge, ES magazine revisited the famous Borough Market to see how the traders have bounced back. Photographing the various characters it was clear to see the sense of unity and camaraderie amongst all who work at the capital’s oldest market. Former offshore fisherman Paul Day, 55, whose stall, Sussex Fish describes the first week back after the incident:
‘I’ve never seen anything like it — the reaction was amazing,’ he says, tears welling up. ‘The amount of hugging! There’s a young girl who walks through here in the mornings on her way to school called Matilda and she came through with a heart she’d made for me and her dad said, “She’s been really worried about you.” I just broke down in tears.’