I was lured into photography by the lush Calder Valley landscape in West Yorkshire, 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, found it rude not to invest in a decent camera. In fact I'd bought one before we'd finished unpacking! 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 work is that I "make the uninteresting, interesting."

My images have appeared in editorial and commercial guises for the likes of The Guardian, Orange, Fuse8 design agency, Johnston Press, Classic Cars magazine, Classic Ford magazine, Bloodaxe Books and the Yorkshire Dales Guide. Prints are stocked by Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge, Abacus in Mytholmroyd and Kettlewell's Smithy Gallery in the Yorkshire Dales.

You can visit my site and follow me on Twitter.



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Ross McGinnes
January 2005