News & Updates
About Mechanical Landscapes
Amateur Photographer, 31st January 2009, 4th June 2011
Urban Realm, Brymbo Ironworks, Summer 2012
Lancashire Magazine, Accrington Conservative Club, January 2014
BBC News Online - March 2014, Backbarrow Ironworks magazine article,
Manchester Evening News – 20th March 2016, London Road Fire Station,
August - October 2014, Ebb and Flo Bookshop, Chorley
October 2014 - January 2015, Georgian House, Bolton
February 2015, Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
June - December 2015, Queen Street Mills Textile Museum
O2 - Samsung Galaxy S7 Launch
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Mechanical Landscapes – Exploring the Industrial North
This thought-provoking talk is approximately 90 minutes and is a wander through the remnants of the northern industrial landscape. Covering a diverse selection of sites such as the enormous slate quarries of Snowdonia, abandoned textile mills in Lancashire and Yorkshire, a disused underground coal mine, the bizarre landscapes of active steelworks, a beached passenger ship, as well as unique views of the inside of derelict cooling towers, this talk is somewhat different to the majority of camera club talks. The images are predominantly black and white, with splashes of colour.
Beyond Mechanical Landscapes
As a follow on talk to Mechanical Landscapes, I have written this new 90 minute talk that follows a different format. The first half explores the idea of the industrial landscape being a backdrop to northern life, while the second half is a look at some ideas for presenting your photographs that I have experimented with - websites, exhibitions, books, etc. This is more of a 'why' than a 'how', as it's impossible to impart an authoritative body of knowledge in 45 minutes, but it provides a starting point for further exploration of the concepts.
Digital (Pictures to exe / Powerpoint)
50 mile / 1 hour radius of Chorley in Lancashire. I will consider talks further afield, but I am in full time employment so I am not in a position to travel long distances during the week.
2016 - mileage expenses at 40p per mile
I am delighted to have been invited to speak at the following clubs on these dates:
-Bacup Camera Club, Tuesday 17th January 2017
-St.Helens Camera Club, Monday 13th February 2017
-Oldham Photographic Society - 2nd March 2017
-Accrington Camera Club, Friday 2nd June 2017
-Bolton Camera Club, Thursday 22nd June 2017
-Lincolnshire Monochrome, Sunday 2nd July 2017
-Settle Photographic Group, Monday 18th September 2017
I have successfully held three solo exhibitions.
Ebb and Flo Bookshop, Chorley
August - September 2014
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
16th February - 1st March 2015
Queen Street Mills Textile Museum, Burnley
6th June - 1st December 2015