Paul Gascoigne Speaking Evening In Burnley

Paul Gascoigne is adored by hundreds of thousands all over the world and especially in the North of England. 

He returned to the stage to talk about his career from the highs to his lows opening up to his fans. His name was chanted on stage as he walked out to a packed theatre.

Below is a small selection of images from the evening,

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Anthony Joshua Speaker Tour Manchester Show, The Lowry Theatre

Anthony Joshua talks about his journey to fame and the road to success. From starting out with nothing to being adored by millions around the world. I was invited by A1 Sporting Speakers to photograph the evening.

Below are a selection of photo from the evening

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Eric Cantona UK Tour 2017 – A1 Sporting Speakers & Matt Hardy Photography

Last week the Manchester United legend visited the United Kingdom,

Partnered with A1 Sporting Speakers they hosted a variety of shows up and down the country. I was booked to attend the shows and also photograph behind the scenes of the event.

I have photographed Eric before in Portugal alongside Icons.com and it was great to see him again. We started the week in Bournemouth before heading to London and finally Manchester. It was such an incredible a surreal experience photographing him on and off stage and also having many evening dinners with him and drinks after the shows. From the moment he showed his face in the morning till the time we left the restaurant he was non stop signing autographs and posing for photos. Eric is adored by hundreds of thousands of fans all over the world, however in Manchester he is classed as a god. The crowds chanted his name and sang his songs whilst he was on stage and as he finished each show he was given a standing ovation. 

Below are small selection from the tour and my time with the King.

What a week!

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Ben Deakin Professional Mountain Bike Rider Photoshoot

Its a new year and a new season for most thrill seekers,

Ben Deakin is a local professional mountain bike rider who is often traveling the world competing in various events. He has team up with lots of new sponsors for the 2017 season including DMR bikes, Muc off and Royal racing.

So he needed some new images to go with his new branding and gear.

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Below are some images from the shoot,

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Lionel Messi – Icons.com – Matt Hardy Photography

So it would be another hatrick for Barcelona’s Lionel Messi,

Yes he has 5 ballon d’ors, 3 golden boots and tons of other decorated accolades. However it was also to be another career highlight for him, Yep that’s correct its my 3rd time that I have photographed the international superstar.

Sporting a beard and new Haircut it was fantastic to see Leo again just before his festive break.

Icons have a longstanding partnership with Lionel Messi and are the only direct and trusted source to purchase his products from.

To view some of ICONS’S signed products click here.

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Below are some images from the meeting with Lionel Messi & Icons.com

Pele – A1 Sporting Memorabilia & Matt Hardy Photography

So today I got to work with a legend. Not only an icon in the sporting world but also someone who is adored by millions. It was a true honor to be in the presence of Pele for a few hours in London whilst he visited the UK.

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Pele Alongside Matt Hardy Photography In London

Below is a video from our working partnership with myself, Pele & A1 Sporting Memorabilia, 

Bournemouth Air Show 2016

This year I covered the Bournemouth Air Show 2016 as part of the media team,

Here are a taster selection off images so far whilst the rest are being processed and edited.

They will soon be available for purchase as either print or canvas.

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To see more from the Bournemouth Air Festival please click the link below,

Bournemouth Air Show Full Gallery

Eric Cantona, A1 Sporting Memorabilia & Matt Hardy Photography

I was off to meet a legend and I mean LEGEND.

Another drive up to Heathrow which is soon becoming a 2nd home for me for a flight out to Lisbon. This would be my first time in Portugal and I can certainly tell you its GORGEOUS. I was heading out with A1 Sporting Memorabilia who as you know by now work with some incredible people.

It was time for me to photograph Eric Cantona, who if you don’t who he is, well then I suggest that you look him up. Long retired from the sport that he still adores he is still a huge influnce in the game and loved by millions of footballing fans across the globe.

I won’t bore you with how nice the hotel was or how hot is was because I’m not that kinda guy, But it was stunning and boiling ;)!

So the big man arrived, After knowing what he was like on the pitch (sometimes he got a bit lively) I was eager to meet him. A warm smile and handshake the man has changed but in a positive way, More relaxed and humble and also sporting a fantastic beard to which I soon regretted getting rid of mine.

We got underway with the job in hand and then it was time for a photo with the king (he was dubbed this in his career days)

I knew it had to be a good one as I might not meet the man again so I pulled out my best smile and…. well I will let you make up your own mind image below.

All I can say is that it was truly incredible to meet him and he gained even more respect from me after he departed such a humble and nice man.

Thanks Eric

The King & I

The King & I

If your a huge football fan and love sports memorabilia then I suggest that you check out A1 Sporting Memorabilia for there incredible range of signed products.

Below are a selection om images from the meeting and the products I have photographed for A1 Sporting Memorabilia.

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@London Instameet WWIM13LONDON

I cannot believe being a photographer that I have not visited the big smoke sooner.

Saturday was #wwim13london hosted by Dave Burt from @London and his team of incredible people. Leaving home at silly o’clock with my mate Rob we headed to the capital. Coffee was definitely needed, as it would be nearly 4 hours till we got to our destination. After parking the car it was time to experience my first Uber! What a genius idea and its defiantly for me, I am hoping we can get it back in the countryside.

We arrived at the stunning hotel and headed for the meeting room to sign in. There was already a huge crowd as it was nearly go time. We were then invited in and everyone gathered in the large meeting room and we got underway. After an introduction to the @London team we were then briefed on how the day would unfold.

Go time!

We were set loose on London, myself and Rob headed straight for the tube to get over to the new walkie tower. The tower stands and an impressive 160 meters tall and has some stunning views of the big smoke. After an hour flew past and lots of photo taking opportunities we headed back on the tube to see fellow photographer and friend Matt Spracklen host a talk at Southbank. After Matts formative talk on his photography and music we were joined by the talented and new artist Mahilia, what a voice! she played a very small live acoustic set for us on Southbank whilst the glorious sun was shinning what a treat.

It was then lunch and a regroup in St jame’s park for part 2 of the day #dosomethingfornothing. As there was a large group of us gathered in London the organisers from Do Something For Nothing (Joshua, Dave, And Matt) asked if we could go out and all do something positive for the afternoon. We were set locations and challenges for the next couple of hours. I was sent off to Carnaby street with a small group of photographers. We decided we wanted to help the homeless by providing them with food, water and a good old chat. I met Brian a homeless man with 4 lovely little dogs. I also purchased my first ever Big Issue! After chatting with Brian we let him be and went to help others in the area.

After spending the afternoon doing something incredibly positive we headed over to the Hospital Club for the evenings Antics hosted by @London I took to photographing the nights entertainment. The Bloom Twins and then the Xcerts were booked and what Incredible live acts they are it topped the whole day off.

But Rob and me were not finished there, we took to the city at night and walked what seemed miles and miles photographing the city and the Iconic landmarks at night. I couldn’t believe how busy London is at 3am. After being up all day we decided it was time to venture home.

An immense 24 hours in London and I have so many people to thank for making it and incredible day. I also wanted to thank all the new faces I met and for getting to know them!

Here is a selection of images from the day in the big smoke,

THANK YOU TEAM @LONDON