I grew up in Huddersfield, in the heart of the textile industry, and spent many childhood days playing amongst the derelict mills that are our heritage. After travelling extensively with my camera, I settled back into my hometown and the Colne Valley, drawn by the rugged and remote beauty of the Pennines. Revisiting my childhood haunts through the seasons, my passion is capturing the drama of our landscape, its social and industrial heritage and the lives of the people who lived and live here.
Mine is slow photography. Each image the result of many hours researching and roaming the ancient footpaths, bridleways and turnpike roads with Megs, our Border Collie, in all weathers, waiting patiently until light, wind and weather allow me to capture the right moment. Long, slow exposures ensure the detail and atmosphere are caught, and each image is then presented as it was through the lens at that moment, a celebration of the subject’s natural and intrinsic beauty.