AROUND HERE Issue 4, Maui Thai.

289mm x 380mm Digital Tabloid
Unstapled & Folded, On uncoated Newspaper stock.
60 Pages
44 Colour Photos.

The Muay Thai fighters of Greater Manchester.

Taken from the fourth issue of "Around Here" an ongoing project by photographer Daniel Cheetham, the series documents a hidden community of Muay Thai fighters in Stockport’s All POWERS GYM.

Their story is an unlikely one; the traditions of Thailand transported to the brutal cold of Northern England. These fighters are on a journey where they’ll understand a new discipline under burning fluorescent lights and the condensation drenched air of a Masonic Hall. Muay Thai is a performance, an art. It welcomes and intimidates. Where each fighter must learn to balance dedication with ambition, camaraderie, friendship, and blurring fists. In this, the unlikeliest of communities, they stand and learn and they fight and fall, together.

Daniel’s ‘Around Here’ series explores the subcultures of his local area. As we’re increasingly confined to our neighbourhoods, Daniel spent 6 months following the fighters as they learned an alien discipline, through the sweat, rigour and bombast of training to the bare skin, prickled sweat and cascading adrenaline of fight night. Daniel’s photos place us into the unseen environments we live amongst, showing although we’re not side by side right now, communities will always have the power to bring us together.

Design By: Phil Heys
Foreword/Essay By: James Briggs

Press: Goodsport Magazine
Purchese Here: AH


Paris By Day Paris By Night.

A5, 4 colour print on uncoated paper.
36 Pages
28 Colour Photos.
Copper wire bound

French Words By: Caroline Harleaux & Benjamin Durand
Translation By: Katell Sevellec


“Daniel Cheetham’s photographs are of Paris, but imbued with a new sense of the unkown.  Eschewing all cliches’ of one of the most recognizable cities on the planet, his eye finds a new, near mysterious take the familiar.”

Like most capital cities Paris has its attractions, well know and well trodden, captured on collective memory holiday images or postcards of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées, Notre Dame cathedral, lamp lit bridges and cafes spilling on to pavements. It is a place to visit in the Spring, the Summer, for love and in sadder recent times for hate. To most tourists Paris remains the same, the places visited remain in memory, the expected images and places a visitor wants and expects to experience.

Paris has been described as being a patchwork of villages, separate cultural quarters with a real sense of community. Paris is constantly changing and becomes a different place to different people.

‘If one isn’t born a Parisian, one becomes a Parisian by living in Paris.’ (Caroline Harleaux & Benjamin Durand)
Daniel journeys through his familiar and unfamiliar Paris. He is revisiting places off the beaten track. Places he has visited before but now with a new eye, finding new possibilities and views. He is attempting to find his Paris not in the moments of Cartier-Bresson, or the fog filled streets and wet cobbles of night we see in Brassai’s ‘Paris de nuit’. Daniel is a visiting Flâneur, exploring and constantly discovering and rediscovering hidden corners of the city. Daniel’s images are an investigation of non-place, the often overlooked and missed, not only by tourists but also by Parisians. Revealing these places in a new light, distinct, and posing the question do we really know the places we in habit. We are left considering our own view of the familiar.

Foreword By Kevin Linnane.

Press: Its Nice That & Fused Magazine
Purchese Here: AH