Adrian currently works for Agence France-Presse and has been on staff since 2000. He covers a variety of assignments in the U.K and around the world with an emphasis on sports photography. Before, he worked for newspapers including The Independent and The Independent on Sunday (1996-2000). Adrian started his photographic career at the Wokingham Times in Berkshire before studying journalism at The University of Florida in the USA. While living and studying there he worked for various newspapers, The Gainesville Sun, The St. Petersburg Times and The Eugene Register-Guard (1989-1996). Adrian freelanced for a host of newspapers and magazines ranging from The New York Times to The National Enquirer during his time in America.
Following The Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, Adrian was named Sports Photographer of the Year 2012 by The Sports Journalists Association and won the coveted Ed Lacey Trophy. He won The London Games portfolio category and was highly commended for his Sports Portfolio. His photograph from the Olympic Equestrian cross-country has been named Photograph of the Year (The Press Photographer’s Year 2013). The photograph won 1st Place at the International SportFolio Festival (France) and 1st Place Olympic Feature in the US’ National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism 2013. He also won First Prize in the Sports Folio and Olympic Folio of the Year categories in the The Press Photographer’s Year 2013. Also, Adrian won Barclays Premiership “shot of the season for 2012-13” for his photograph of Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny celebrating scoring a goal against Manchester City. In 2012 Adrian was named Paralympics Photographer from the UK Picture Editors’ Guild and highly commended in the Olympics Games category. In 2013, Adrian won The Nikon Sports Photographer of the year in the same competition and also won Vauxhall England “Best Individual Photograph” for his picture of Steven Gerrard celebrating a goal against Poland to qualify the team for the World Cup finals in Brazil.
After a busy 2014 covering The FIFA World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, amongst other assignments. Adrian once again was voted Sports Photographer of the Year by The Sports Journalists Association and the Ed Lacey Trophy found its way back to his mantelpiece proving it wasn’t a fluke after 2012 😉