Editorial

Chingford Boys by Simon Mooney

05031401_0398 Back in February I got a call from The Sun newspaper: Did I have pictures of Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane with David Beckham from ten years ago?

I had no idea they'd met, but it seemed Harry was one of the kids from David's old school in Chingford that attended his football academy launch in March 2005. We were official photographers for the project and covered the event so I had a trawl through the archive.

The Sun wanted a traditional 'head-on' shot of the two of them to camera and, funnily enough, Harry had been one of the two kids stood either side of the England captain in the team photo for the press pack. I've never seen the point of shooting the same angle as everyone else so all my pictures of this were from the sides and even the back. I did spot Sun snapper Dickie Pelham in one of the latter so gave him a ring and suggested he might already have the shot, which he did.

Even though I didn't have the picture the paper wanted, I did have quite a few frames that would have been exclusive given the free access I had on the day. Here's a few of them:

14 March 2005, The David Beckham Academy Launch, The Chainstore, London Current Tottenham Hotspur player Harry Kane (boy with shaved head) meets David Beckham. Picture: Mooneyphoto14 March 2005, The David Beckham Academy Launch, The Chainstore, London Current Tottenham Hotspur player Harry Kane (boy with shaved head). Picture: Mooneyphoto14 March 2005, The David Beckham Academy Launch, The Chainstore, London Current Tottenham Hotspur player Harry Kane (boy with shaved head) meets David Beckham. Picture: Mooneyphoto05031401_0478 14 March 2005, The David Beckham Academy Launch, The Chainstore, London Current Tottenham Hotspur player Harry Kane (boy with shaved head) meets David Beckham. Picture: Mooneyphoto14 March 2005, The David Beckham Academy Launch, The Chainstore, London Current Tottenham Hotspur player Harry Kane (boy with shaved head) meets David Beckham. Picture: Mooneyphoto

A more recent snap of Harry by Jon Super and courtesy of PA Images:

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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