An extra little blog post to help see out the month of March and usher in April and hopefully spring.

A few weeks ago I made some portraits of a young writer called Furquan Akhtar, it was very much a collaboration with him providing the clothes and style. We managed to create an impromptu studio in the box room which acts as my workspace, using Manchester's finest daylight and the chimney breast as a backdrop. So here is my favourite picture from the shoot which I'm posting by way of saying a public congratulations to Furquan as he won the BBC's Alfred Bradley Bursary Award on Saturday.

You can find out more about the award here:

BBC Writer's Room

You can also follow Furquan's writings here:

Huffington Post