I was photographing a holiday cottage in a wee village just over the Scottish border from Northumberland and I got chatting to the lady next door. Her husband has dementia and he has now had to stop his work as a blacksmith. The smithy has been used by generations of his family going back to the 18th century at least and now it sits just as it was left the day he last shut the door. I didn't arrange any of these photographs, I didn't touch a thing, just photographed what I found.
I hope you enjoy these photographs which I display here as a tribute to this man, his family and his ancestors who knew a proper hard day's work.
I try to keep the blog up-to-date with whatever is happening photography-wise and I'm happy for you to browse through the entries.
You'll find shots on here that don't appear on the website - either because they're brand new or they're part of a Couples' wedding collection, so it's a good place to find the most recent examples of my work.