The Teeside Works make for dramatic industrial landscapes. Just a few minutes drive up the coast north of Redcar is an old fishing harbour nicknamed Paddy's hole. It's on the South Gare Breakwater between the mouth of the River Tees and Tees Bay. Out to the east is a large wind farm in the North Sea.
The north east coast of Britian is a landscape photographers hidden gem. Even though it might not be as popular as the more famous national parks but this adds to the areas charm. The above photograph was taken whilst out with my friends. We had just walked back up from the beach where we had been looking around for fossils (which we found a couple of tiny ones). After a hard climb back up the hill through very thick winter mud we were rewarded with this landscape. The red in the sky is from the winter sunset.
Driving around North Yorkshire, I looked on the map for somewhere to visit and saw we were close to Fountains Abbey. Having heard of the name but never visited it before I took the gamble that it might be worth a photograph. Little did I know, that this is one of the largest and best preserved monasteries in England. This is the view from the Cloister Court looking towards the main tower.
Living as a student in the centre of Manchester for a few years, I discovered many of the best places for graffiti. One of my favourites is New Wakefield Street just behind Oxford Road Station. Each year there is a music and art festival where the murals get replaced. This is what was here in winter 2013. I have seen and photographed many different works of art on this wall over the past ten years. This piece is a collaboration between Low Bros from the Weird, Dulk and Nicolas Barrome.
This huge sculpture, unofficially known as the bean, was my main reason for visiting Chicago. I had been looking forward to a chance to capture this work of art for many years. My favourite image of the bean is without people around it. To get this I got up very early in the morning before anyone else. After reviewing my shots it does seem less real in a way without people. For anyone who has never had the chance to visit Chicago and see Cloud Gate it is difficult to give a true sense of scale. This is where people can work well in a photograph. Anytime after 7am to late into the evening there will be crowds of people here most days.
The main part of the island of Aitutaki is about 2 kilometers across by 12 long. On my first day on the island I decided to try and drive my scooter along every road on the island and see what I came across. My first discovery was that most of the roads are more tracks so it was pretty slow going (like they say, "you're on island time now").
This small deserted beach was found on the west coast of the island looking out across the shallow lagoon. Jumping off the scooter and grabbing my camera to take this photograph I noticed movement on the beach. This hive of activity was small red crabs running back into the sand.