I was lured into photography by the lush Calder Valley landscape, but soon found creativity in subjects more rough around the edges.

Originally from the Wirral, I moved to Hebden Bridge via Birmingham and Leeds in 2005 and, surrounded by such magnificent countryside, swiftly invested in a decent camera. I'm currently using a Canon 5D MkII.

During a steep learning curve I gravitated towards capturing everyday urban and rural decay such as rusty skips and abandoned furniture. One of the most satisfying comments I've heard about my photography is that I "make the uninteresting, interesting."

There's an air of melancholy about much of my work. When there are pictures of local landmarks such as Gibson Mill or Stoodley Pike, I strive to shoot them from a different perspective to the 'norm'.

My images have appeared editorially and commercially for the likes of The Guardian, Orange, Fuse8 design agency, Classic Cars magazine, Classic Ford magazine, Bloodaxe Books, Yorkshire Post Magazine and the Yorkshire Dales Guide.

Mounted prints, framed prints and art cards are stocked by Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge, Smithy Gallery in Kettlewell, The Design Shop at Dean Clough in Halifax and Abacus in Mytholmroyd.

Cheers for now,