Sunday, 16 December 2012

Santacon London 2012. Matthew Chattle News Photography London

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Santacon hit London yesterday and many Santas were covering the streets of Leicester Square with Red and White and many a 'Ho, Ho, Ho'. A few elves and the occasional tree caused some outrage amongst the Santas but everything went off peacefully. Picture on naturally and then on my page in a few days as stock. Matthew Chattle Alamy Stock Images

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Campaign Against the Fur Trade, protest outside Burberry, New Bond Street. Matthew Chattle News Photography London.

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The Campaign Against the Fur Trade staged a protest outside the Burberry store on Bond Street, many banners and placards and a fox took part as well....
On sale on Alamy News and then on my stock images in a few days, Matthew Chattle Alamy Stock

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Campaign Against Climate Change. Fracking Protest London. Matthew Chattle News Photography London.

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An anti Fracking march took place in London yesterday and the protest ended up outside Parliament where they assembled a mock rig. Lots of people attended, young and old. The tourists outside Downing Street looked bewildered but amused by it all. No more 'Fracking' jokes though please, every hack thought it was 'fracking' cold etc, etc, etc. 
On sale on Alamy News until Tuesday and then as stock images on my page Matthew Chattle Alamy Stock Images

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Kensington Dollshouse Festival. Matthew Chattle news photography London.

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I visited the Kensington Dollshouse Festival at Kensington Town Hall on Saturday, very interesting it was too. Couldn't help being fascinated by these naked dolls waiting to be bought and dressed.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Sunday, 28 October 2012

EDL protest outside Parliament after being banned at Walthamstow. Free Tommy Robinson [Stephen Lennon]. Matthew Chattle News Photography, London.

Free Tommy Robinson [Stephen Lennon]
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The EDL [English Defence League] staged a very small static protest opposite Parliament on the 27th October 2012, after they were banned from marching through Walthamstow. Totally outnumbered by the press and even more by the police, they managed to make some noise both before and after their visits to the pub. Drinking for England they were, and not a full set of teeth amongst them.

Monday, 22 October 2012

TUC anti-austerity march London October 2012. Matthew Chattle News Photography London

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The TUC organised march through central London took place on Saturday 20th of October. Over 100,000 people attended. It was big and apart from the trouble on Oxford Street [which I missed, as I went over to Russell Square to look at the Bloomsbury Festival], there was little trouble.
As some commentators have been saying these events are impressive but are they changing anything? People make their point but to whom? It was very lively and at the same time very calm, very English in fact.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Trafalgar Day 2012, Trafalgar Square London. Matthew Chattle News Photography London

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It is Trafalgar Day and the Sea Cadets were on parade in Trafalgar Square to honour Lord Nelson and his victory at the battle of Trafalgar, I wonder how many young Londoners even know who the statue is at the top of that column?
Pictures on Alamy News for a couple of days and then as stock images on Alamy, here's my page Matthew Chattle Alamy

Sunday, 14 October 2012

World Zombie Day London 2012. Matthew Chattle News Photography London

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World Zombie Day in London saw hundreds of Zombies invade the Southbank. Great make-up [well I hope it was make-up] and everyone had a great time. All photographs on Alamy Live News then on Alamy stock after a few days

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Royal Parks Half Marathon. London. Matthew Chattle Photography.

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An alien Smurf invaded the Royal Parks Half Marathon today. It was seen joinging the runners at the start gate and seemed to join the race. Nell McAndrew and Ben Fogle started the race as London was bathed in lovely Autumn sunshine.
I hope the Smurf did well before they caught it and took it away for examination.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

EDL march to Walthamstow Town Hall. Counter protest and police block their path. Matthew Chattle Photography

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A very tense day in Walthamstow as the march neared the Town Hall, but was diverted away to avoid clashing with the counter demo. Tempers flared [as you'd expect], shirts had mysteriously disappeared and language deteriorated, shocking it was. Couldn't everyone have gone out for a stroll in the park and had an ice cream? 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Slutwalk London 2012. Matthew Chattle Photography. Walking the Dog.

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Two police officers take a keen interest in this lady walking her dog whilst dressed in a typical dog walking outfit, typical if that is you are also marching for Slutwalk London 2012.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Slutwalk London 2012. Matthew Chattle Photography.

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Slutwalk hit the streets of London yesterday,  a lively and also serious march from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square to highlight the issues of rape and crimes against women. Women [and some men] and children of all ages attended.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Merchant Navy Day London 2012. Matthew Chattle Photography

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I took some photographs at the Merchant Navy Day Parade in Trinity Square Gardens. A touching event to commemorate the loss of life on the many merchant and fishing boats lost during WW1 and WW2 and to the present day.

© Matthew Chattle Photojournalism

Thursday, 6 September 2012

London Met protest outside Home Office, Guardian newspaper 6th September. Matthew Chattle photography, Alamy news

Guardian Newspaper

The Guardian ran one of my pictures today of the protest by staff and students from London Met University [and how long will it still be called that?] that was held outside the Home Office yesterday 5th September 2012. Picture sale by Alamy Live News

Monday, 3 September 2012

Piccadilly Circus Circus. Hula Hoop. Matthew Chattle Photography

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The Piccadilly Circus Circus event closed the roads as the area around Piccadilly Circus was transformed into a wonderful circus. Trapeze artists, jugglers, high wire artists and the lovely Hula Hoop girl above entertained the packed crowds all day.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Julian Assange. Ecuadorian Embassy speech. Matthew Chattle Photography

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Julian Assange at the pulpit, sorry balcony talking to his followers [the press that is and his supporters] at the Ecuador Embassy in Knightsbridge. The press did outnumber his supporters, followed a close second by the police. 

David Cameron, Boris Johnson. London Paralympic cauldron lighting ceremony. Matthew Chattle Photography

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Prime Minister David Cameron enjoys a joke at his expense by Lord Coe [out of shot] at the Paralympic cauldron lighting ceremony in Trafalgar Square. Boris Johnson is sort of smiling and Jeremy Hunt is, well.....Jeremy Hunt. An uneasy set of characters but they all enjoyed the quite moving ceremony as Claire Lomas lit the cauldron.

©Matthew Chattle Photojournalism
Here Lord Coe looks like he's said something he regrets and looks quite informal compared to the suits.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

London Metropolitan University, outsource services to private firm. Matthew Chattle Photography

Those nice people at The Guardian have used one of my pictures of the quite grotty London Metropolitan University buildings at Whitechapel in East London, on the Guardian website. The University is going part private and outsourcing many services. Hopefully security won't be handled by G4S.

London Metropolitan University-Guardian Website

The Ultimate Guitar Book, Dorling Kindersley. Matthew Chattle Photography

In what seems like a million years ago [twenty actually] when I was working for book packagers and publishers, I worked on the 'The Ultimate Guitar Book' published by Dorling Kindersley. I did about 80% of the photographs in the book and travelled all over the country photographing guitars of all shapes and sizes. I met a few rock legends along the way, John Entwistle [The Who], Steve Howe [Yes] and Ian Anderson [Jethro Tull] to name a few.

This was an unused section break, we did black and white shots but the publishers changed their minds and I re-shot close-ups of different guitars.
For each section there was an 'exploded' view of a guitar in bits, this was a beautiful hand made work of art.

The Ultimate Guitar Book

Saturday, 4 August 2012

London 2012 Olympics. Matthew Chattle Photography. Olympics sponsors.

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©Matthew Chattle Photojournalism
The London 2012 Olympics are obviously heavily sponsored, they couldn't exist without them. Some people are very wound up by all this and there is plenty to be sceptical about. Some contrasts with the two pictures included in this post. And no I didn't set up the coke can, as a street/news/photojournalist I wouldn't do that [if I had I would have turned the can around]. But a nice juxtaposition between the Coca Cola can and the BMW official Olympics vehicle speeding down a 'Zil Lane' [another sponsor of the Olympics].
Nike by contrast aren't sponsors of the London Olympics, but that hasn't stopped them from finding an angle during the games to get some serious advertising space.

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Monday, 9 July 2012

World Pride London 2012. The Queen makes an appearance. Matthew Chattle Photography.

It was World Pride, Gay Pride this weekend in London and well I think it was The Queen, she looked like she owned the place anyway....actually I don't think it was The Queen.

©Matthew Chattle Photojournalism

Her Royal Highness waves to her adoring subjects.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Daily Mirror. Police Pension protest London. Matthew Chattle Photography.

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I took some photographs at the demonstration by off-duty police officers in central London. It was good to find two of my pictures were in The Daily Mirror. That's the two women police officers above. Sales from Alamy Live News.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Sunday Times. Photograph of rehearsal of the Trooping the Colour. Matthew Chattle Alamy Live News Photography.

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This was the rehearsal for today's Trooping of the Colour, it was on the Saturday 2nd June of the Diamond Jubilee weekend, London was awash with Royalist patriotism. This was in the Sunday Times the next day on the 3rd of June 2012, very nice it looks too. Thanks to Alamy Live News for the sale.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee. Republic Protesters Whitehall. Matthew Chattle Photography

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The Diamond Jubilee was a four day patriotic feast of Union Jacks all across London. I was out shooting evryday as were many thousands of other photographers. Without really trying I found the Republic, anti-monarchy protesters on Whitehall and they wer wedged inbetween the may thousands of people out to try and get a glimpse of The Queen.
Not too sure if anyone was even interested in them. They were hoping for some reaction I imagine, but the ardent Royalists/monarchists and generally interested people crammed into the streets weren't really taking any notice. No-one really said anything, in fact it was all rather English and diffident. A quiet protest, a grumble or two and everyone had a good time, even the anti-monarchists.
I had a good time as well.

All pictures are for sale on Matthew Chattle Alamy

Thursday, 24 May 2012

USC Trojans Marching Band in Trafalgar Square, London

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Trafalgar Square, London was full of the USC Trojans, University of Southern California Marching Band and very good they were, the weather wasn't very Californian, but they put on a good show with their gruff voiced leader Dr. Arthur C. Bartner who directs thim with a good natured rod of iron.

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Sunday, 20 May 2012

USC Trojans Marching Band. Matthew Chattle Photography on Demotix

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Thought it about time to join Demotix. USC University of Southern California Trojans football team marching band was in Trafalgar Square today. Very slick they were too. Cheerleaders looked good, the marching was good, the music was good, everything was good. My photographs are good. So now you can buy them on Alamy and Demotix, buy them twice, go on, you know you want to.

Matthew Chattle on Alamy

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Banksy in Wood Green, boy with sowing machine and Union Jack bunting. Matthew Chattle photography. Alamy Live News

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A new'Banksy' has appeared in Wood Green, London. Showing a small boy making Union Jack bunting on a sowing machine, the art is on the wall of the local Poundland. It's probably worth a bit more than a pound..and increased the value of the Poundland store
Pictures on Alamy Live News and then as stock in a couple of days!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Cutting Police by 20% is criminal. Police protest against budget cuts and march in London. Photography Matthew Chattle.

Millbank was awash with off duty police officers who just happened to all bump into each other and decided to take a walk through central London whilst wearing matching caps and carrying banners and t-shirts they happened to have prepared earlier. An amazing sight it was too. Very good natured and not a hint of trouble......
They were protesting about the proposed 20% budget cuts that are leading to confrontation with the government. They were not on strike as they're not allowed to do so. Cutting police by 20% is criminal

This fabulous picture along with many others is for sale on Alamy Live News at the moment and then as stock in a couple of days.
©Matthew Chattle Photojournalism

Monday, 14 May 2012

Occupy London 12th May 2012. Matthew Chattle Photojournalism. Alamy Live News

Saturday 12th May saw Occupy London converge on St Paul's. I caught up with them on Fetter Lane as police lines and Occupy protesters reached a critical point. Drums and whistles were going like crazy and tension and tempers were flaring. A lot of pushing and shoving as police attempted to hold back the crowd from going wherever they were eventually  going. The mood changed from good natured joshing and pushing to a split second later when tempers reached a pitch. Then batons were drawn and it certainly threatened to turn nasty. All pictures are on Alamy as stock now, I always upload to Alamy Live News and I cover as many events and news events in London as I can.

Batons drawn and ready for action, police confront Occupy London protesters on Fetter Lane. ©Matthew Chattle Photojournalism.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Sunday, 29 April 2012

The siege on Tottenham Court Road. Alamy Live News. Matthew Chattle Photography

Police guard the scene where a man had hurled computers and furniture onto Tottenham Court Road. He was later arrested and no-one was harmed. On sale on Alamy Live News and on Alamy stock after that.
©Matthew Chattle Photojournalism!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Alamy Live News. Matthew Chattle Photography. iPad 3 Queue Regent Street London. Daily Mail

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I had a couple of nice shots of the dedicated iPad 3 queue a week before Apple launched the product. Ali and Zohaib were queuing to buy the iPad 3, camping outside the Apple store. Very dedicated and pleasant young men.
The Mail Online ran two of my pictures and Alamy Live News sold them for me

Matthew Chattle Alamy Live News

Matthew Chattle Photography. News and photojournalism

It was a busy saturday in London this weekend. The St George's Day Festival in Trafalgar Square was fun, with plastic swans and ducks in the fountains and an English summer garden theme.
It was also Record Store Day, and Billy Bragg was performing outside Sister Ray on Berwick Street.
And there was a demonstration against Virgin and Richard Branson's involvement in NHS healthcare. A lot to photograph and all on Alamy Live News this weekend

Thursday, 1 March 2012

New Royal London Hospital opens 1st March 2012

The New Royal London Hospital opened today, so I went down to Whitechapel and took a few photographs. I was hoping for whistles and bells and good old Boris Johnson moving his floppy fringe around. Nothing doing unfortunately, a pleasant morning and lots of hospital staff going to work. The old hospital looks derelict already. The shots are on Alamy Live News now and on the normal Alamy stock by Saturday.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Alamy Live News. Matthew Chattle Alamy

It's been a busy weekend for me on Alamy Live News. Sun on Sunday launch led to pictures of adverts the day before the launch, I got the first issues on sale at midnight on Saturday. The Faberge Big Egg Hunt eggs are all over central London at the moment, got a nice shot of an inquisitive lady and a giant egg. Welfare Reform Bill protesters outside Angel Tube was a bit disappointing-about five Socialist Workers wasn't exactly a mass protest. Finished off with the Maslenitsa Russian Festival in Trafalgar Square today. Good days work, seven different news items in two days.

Matthew Chattle

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Monday, 13 February 2012

Downhills Primary School. Matthew Chattle Huffington Post

My picture of Downhills Primary School is on Huffington Post again.

Matthew Chattle

Alamy Live News. Matthew Chattle. Tottenham Shooting, Syrian protest Trafalgar Square and the Syrian Embassy.

It's been a busy weekend in London. I photographed the Syrian and Amnesty demonstration in Trafalgar Square and then the same protesters outside the Syrian Embassy where Syrian children were handing out flowers to the line of police officers, really nice moments and very good humoured considering the potential for anger. Also visited the crime scene of yet another shooting in Tottenham. I've never visited a war zone but sometimes London seems like one. Plus a small group of Greeks in Trafalgar Square protesting against the austerity back in Greece. All for sale on Alamy Live News now. Busy.
Matthew Chattle

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Turnpike Lane fatal shooting pictures on Alamy, Matthew Chattle

©Matthew Chattle Photojournalism.
Photographed the scene of the crime tents and the police and forensic officers at the scene of the fatal shooting at Turnpike Lane station today in London. On sale on Alamy Live News tonight and on Alamy stock after a few days.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Links to my work recently seen on the web

Those nice people at the Guardian used one of my pictures for Charlie Brookers column about the annoying 'Keep Calm' pastiches everywhere. I'd been interested in these and I'd found some amusing varients, but enough' keep calm' please.
Those nice people at The Daily Telegraph hused one of mine for an article about plums for sale on the high street. That one was taken on Oxford street and very nice it looks too.

Daily Telegraph again with an article about Private Eye and the V&A exhibition, my picture but no byline.

Alamy stock and news

I am constantly updating the Alamy stock work and I regularly add to the Live News feed. last weekend I photographed the PIP breast implant protest on Harley Street. I'll post some pictures soon. And I will be updating this more often, promise