About Geoff

After 43 years in engineering in Derbyshire I left, in 2016, to pursue my interest in writing and photography full time. As a regular contributor to local publications, for many years, I have been able to indulge in my passion for photography, motorsport and local events around Derbyshire.

I have been privileged to meet many of the people who bring life to this wonderful county, from Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty to Kevin Oakes, seeking to return Royal Crown Derby to its rightful place as a world-leading brand. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to report on a driver’s success at Donington Park and getting to know some of the many local drivers who race at many different levels of competition.

The new Derby Arena and velodrome has opened a world of opportunity for local cyclists. Some of my favourite events have been covering cycling, both track and Tour of Britain road races. I have also covered the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon events in Derby and am I delighted to have been given the role of official event photographer for 2017.

My other passion is music and I have established good relationships with a number of publicity agencies. It is a privilege to be able to interview the stars of the industry, many of whom have been heroes of mine for many years together with new and upcoming stars of the future together with concert reviews. Please see my home page for quick links to all my musical interviews and concert reviews and images.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists and a UK Press Card holder.

Geoff Ford Photojournalist

Press Cuttings

A selection of my work in printed media

Geoff Ford, Derby Telegraph

Derby Telegraph 10 June 2019 – Derby Half Marathon, images

Geoff Ford, Mark Kingswood Twitter page

Mark Kingswood Twitter page

Geoff Ford, Birmingham Post

Birmingham Post 7 March 2019 – John Lodge interview, text

Geoff Ford, Nottingham Post

Nottingham Post 24 May 2019 – Rod Stewart interview, text

Geoff Ford, Derby Telegraph

Derby Telegraph 13 April 2019 – Water main burst, King Street, Derby, images

 

Geoff Ford, Burton Mail

Burton Mail 26 October 2018, First Class, 24 page schools supplement

Geoff Ford, Burton Mail

Burton Mail 26 October 2018, First Class, 24 page schools supplement

Geoff Ford, Derby Telegraph

Derby Telegraph 5 July 2018 – Violence in Mickleover, Derby, following England football victory, images: front cover, pages 2 & 3

Geoff Ford, Derby Telegraph

Derby Telegraph 25 June 2018 – Deputy Mayor (80) Joins Walking Football, images and text

Geoff Ford, Vintage Rock

Vintage Rock 35 (May 2018) – A Star Is Born, The First Appearance of ‘Cliff Richard’. 4-page feature, text and current images

Geoff Ford, South Wales Evening Post

South Wales Evening Post 5 October 2017 – Graham Gouldman interview, text

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Life

Derbyshire Life August 2016 – UCI Women’s Tour in Derbyshire, images and text (pages 122 – 125, 127, 196-197)

Geoff Ford, Leicestershire Guardian

Leicestershire Guardian Issue 1 (September 2016) – Kevin Wheatcroft interview, sports pages, images and text (pages 12-13, 52, 53, 54, 55)

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Guardian Issue 32 (September 2015) – News and sport, images and text (pages 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72)

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Guardian Issue 32 (September 2015) – News and sport, images and text (pages 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72)

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Guardian Issue 32 (September 2015) – News and sport, images and text (pages 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72)

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Guardian Issue 32 (September 2015) – News and sport, images and text (pages 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72)

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Guardian Issue 31 (August 2015) – Formula E Finale, London, images and text

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Guardian Issue 31 (August 2015) – Championship boxing, Derby Arena, images and text

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Guardian Issue 31 (August 2015) – Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, Derby, images and text

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Guardian Issue 31 (August 2015) – Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, Derby, images and text

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Guardian Issue 30 (July 2015) – Derbyshire’s economic success, images and text

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Guardian Issue 29 (June 2015) – News and sport, images and text (pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64)

Geoff Ford, Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Guardian Issue 28 (May 2015) – News and sport, images and text (pages 1, 2 3, 4, 5, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72)