Books I’ve Written

I’ve self published two books, both of which are for sale on my Selz website. Scroll down this page for a quick look at them both!

Shadows of the North

The second edition of Shadows of the North is an expanded and re-formatted version of my original book.

As before, the book is a wander through the battered and broken remains of the textile mills of Lancashire and West Yorkshire, as well as the surrounding landscape. David Plowden, one of my photographic inspirations, referred to his habit of being ‘one step ahead of the wrecking ball’, and to a large extent, this is something I also have the knack of, albeit with varying degrees of success.


The second edition of the book is over 90 pages in length and is exclusively black and white which may come as no surprise if you are familiar with my work. I’ve comprehensively reworked the book, added new photos and restructured it to produce a worthy successor to the first edition.


If you are a millennial and shun printed matter (or live outside the UK), I have the book available as a downloadable PDF for £4.99. Be warned, it is a very large document! For a preview, please have a look at the 20 page preview PDF also on the store


DSCF2363The prices on the website are for UK shipping, please contact me if you are outside the UK.

*Truth be told, I did have plans for a Mechanical Landscapes book earlier in the year, and even have a print ready PDF, but everything that could possibly go wrong did do, so I took it as a sign that the universe was telling me that I wasn’t ready yet!

Buy it here:


The View From The North 2007-2017

In 2007, I decided to create a website. I can’t remember why, but it must have seemed like a good idea at the time. I’ve never looked back.

To celebrate the first ten years, I’ve pulled together a book of some of my favourite images. Truth be told, I’d have liked to include a lot more as I’ve filled 192 pages, and any more than this starts getting too expensive. However, I’ve included photographs from the most popular places such as Pyestock, London Road Fire Station, Crossness, The Duke of Lancaster and as many mills as I thought prudent to do so.

On sale only through Blurb for £26  – click below to preview and buy. Or buy direct from me for £20 from my Selz shop