My passion for publishing has enabled me to contribute and published over 30 photography and photo-essay books including: ‘World Heritage City’, a photo-essay book a book inspired by UNESCO with forewords by then British prime minister Tony Blair and Franceso Bandarin, the head of UNESCO'S World Heritage office in Paris; ‘Urban Reflections’, commissioned by the American multi-national Hewlett-Packard and which features a series of photo-essays focused on major cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and working with eminent photographers from the world renowned ‘Life Magazine’ and the famous Magnum photo agency.
In 2011 China beckoned. Focused works include ‘The Bond of Friendship’ photo essay book, a celebration of UK-China cultural and diplomatic relations, which has a foreword by the Chinese ambassador to Britain, His Excellency Liu Xiaoming. It features many scenic photographs and was distributed widely in the UK and China. Also I co-published ‘The Icebreakers’, a history of the famous British 48 Group Club’s links with China; and ‘The Friendship Arch’, a photo-essay book which put the focus on Shanghai and its twin UK city of Liverpool, with forewords by the UK’s Lord Heseltine and the then Chinese ambassador to the UK, Zha Peixin.
Publications The Life of Chester - ISBN 0953759717 Stephen Broadbent - Sculptor - ISBN 0953199509 Liverpool - The First 1000 Years - ISBN 9781904099000 Liverpool (UNESCO) World Heritage City - ISBN 0953199568 Waterfront - ISBN 0953199568 The Friendship Arch - ISBN 0953199533 Connections - ISBN 9781904099086 Urban Reflections - ISBN 1905547005 Wirral Waterfront - ISBN 1905547013 MightyWinds...MightyChampions - ISBN 9781905547029 Bold Venturers - ISBN 9781905547050 The Ice Breakers - In collaboration with the 48 Group Club Liverpool world Waterfront City - ISBN 9781905547074 Blackpool - The Peoples Playground - ISBN 9781905547111 Ten Years Liverpool & Shanghai Twinning - ISBN 9781905547135 The Bond of Friendship - Reflections on China and Britain - ISBN 9781905547159 The Coach and Horses - ISBN 9781905547371
Exhibitions 1990 - A View From the Window. Liverpool Museum. 1993 - Liverpool Waterfront. Aintree University Hospital. 2011 - Sichuan PRC. "Re-Birth" Post Earthquake project examining the people affected by the 2008 earthquake. 2011 - Guizhou PRC. ‘China Photo Original' International Photographic Exhibition' hosted by the People’s Government of Guizhou Province, the Information Office of China’s State Council, the China National Tourism Administration, China News Service and UNESCO. First inclusion of foreign photographers. 2012 - Bijie, Guizhou, PRC. Exhibitor 5th Session ‘China Photo Original' International Photographic Exhibition. 2012 - Book, "Re-birth" through the eyes of foreign photographers" and 'New Home' launched at the London Book Fair as part of 'China Cultural Focus' curated by the British Council. 2012 - International collaborative exhibition "Re-Birth" - National Museum of China, Tiananmen Square. Opened by the Vice Governor of Sichuan Province Madam Huang Yanrong and China’s Cultural Minister Wu Cai. 2012 - Culture Communication Gold Award - Guiyang Provincial Government. Presented by Vice Governor Xie Qingsheng. 2012 - Guiyang, Guizhou, PRC. Exhibitor 5th Session ‘China Photo Original' International Photographic Exhibition. Ist Prize - Western Wedding. 1st prize - Field Sports. 3rd prize - Scotland. 2013 - Gansu - 'Gansu through the eyes of Foreign Photographers'. 2013 - Guiyang, Guizhou, PRC. Exhibitor 6th Session ‘China Photo Original' International Photographic Exhibition. 2014 - 24th National Book Exposition Photographic Exhibition. 2015 - Faces of China, collaborative exhibition Contact Sheet, Sydney, Australia. 2015 - The UK, 'Quirks and Culture'. Guiyang, Guizhou, PRC. 2016 - Alumni & Staff Exhibition University Centre Gallery, Blackpool. 2016 - Invisible Edge. MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography LCC Postgraduate Show. 'The Royal Forest of Dean - White Light'.