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I am a landscape and antiquarian photographer living in the North West of England.  My main interest in the landscape is the historical industrial interaction with man.  This[...]

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I am a landscape and antiquarian photographer living in the North West of England.  My main interest in the landscape is the historical industrial interaction with man.  This includes 'Forest Nation', in which I explore the forest environment relating it to the myths and legends that develop our reactions to them.   New projects include 'Homestead'  where I visit the locations on Ordinance Survey maps that are makes as Homestead, Hut Circle, etc.  There is often no instantly recognisable traces of the remains of man in these locations, so the viewer is invited to visually explore the environment looking for the clues of habitation.  In 'Once There Were Men' the ritualistic remains of industry are more obvious.


I am a landscape and antiquarian photographer living in the North West of England. My main interest in the landscape is the historical industrial interaction with man. In addition to my practical work I run Purlieu Photography, where I run a variety of practical workshops, offer studio and darkroom hire and an exhibition space for photographers interested in alternative and historical processes. It features a wet and dry darkrooms and a studio / exhibition space.  The workshop is equipped with enlargers up to 10x8, a range of studio lighting and processing facilities which include wet collodion.

My work has been exhibited widely and I have been featured in several books and publications, plus I now have four books published featuring idividual projects.

Purlieu Photography
Unit W402A Mill 1, Woodend Mills
Manchester Road
Mossley
Ashton under Lyne
OL5 9RR
Tel: +447736849388