John Hemmimgham The trumpter for the England band | PR Photography in Sheffield and Leeds

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Another one of my assignments was to photograph John Hemmingham the leader of the England Football team for CV Driver magazine,

John started playing music at football matches in 1993 when he took a bugle to a Sheffield Wednesday match away at Everton’s Goodison Park and played the fanfare to Aida. The action was noticed by local newspapers and after a phone call to Hemmingham from Sheffield Wednesday manager, Trevor Francis Sheffield Wednesday then hired Hemmingham and group of Sheffield Wednesday supporters to form an official club band which became known as the “Kop Band“.

Although the band became popular, Hemmingham and the Kop Band have been banned from Steel City rivals Sheffield United stadium, Bramall Lane a number of times. In 2002, they were banned from Bramall Lane because Sheffield United were concerned that playing music might lead to “unsafe crowd movement” and “unacceptable structural movement” by Sheffield United’s safety officer. In 2007, they were also banned because it was claimed by Sheffield United officials that playing music might cause structural damage to the stands to which, Hemmingham led criticism of it calling the ban “laughable”.

For nearly three decades Paul has been producing PR photography in Sheffield, Preston, Manchester, Lancaster and all major cities across the North West with crystal clear and brilliantly-composed shots for newspapers, magazines, private and corporate clients.

His keen eye and passion for getting just the right image is what keeps his customers coming back time and again.

With experience across a vast range of styles and subjects, Paul is just as comfortable working with world-famous Premiership footballers and Olympic gold medalists as he is with local company directors and wedding guests on the big day.


  • PR
  • Products
  • Sports
  • Commercial
  • Family, wedding, pets etc


  • Back Page Images
  • Press Association
  • Daily Mail
  • The Sun
  • Public Relations agencies around the Country

Paul covers most of the North West including Preston, Blackpool, Manchester, Liverpool, Bolton, Lancaster and Chorley in a variety of projects, specialising in Public Relations (PR photography) corporate and sports events and I can be contacted on 07796 146931 or using the email form below.

PR Photography in Sheffield and Leeds

Paul pays close attention to the finer details in all his photography and prides himself on how he looks after his customers for a truly personal photographic experience.

Every photoshoot is a new and exciting project and the utmost of care and creativity is ingrained in Paul’s work.

There are many aspects to consider for a good photo-shoot, but ensuring you get the right shots for your chosen output such as print, web, large format or something else, it isn’t just about the day of the shoot. With every client, Paul invests time into pre-shoot planning and preparation, and extensive editing and formatting once the shoot is done.

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