My name is Ian Dennis and I live and work in the North of England. My working life has revolved around tourism, both as a professional accredited tour guide and as a writer of various walking and cycling publications, hence my keen interest in our cultural landscapes. I took up photography eight years ago, gradually gaining experience developing my style, skill and interests. I studied History and Archaeology at University, and for students in this subject it is often the mundane that at times is the most valuable source of interest.

Many people often don’t see the value of this type of photographic work; it isn’t commercial, and does not generally feature in today’s popular culture driven by the demands of social media; and as such it has no monetary value. But that isn’t what is important to me. My images are driven by my interest in our historic landscape. When, say, in 100 years in the time, long after the last coal-fired power station has been demolished, or we no longer use cars and the A303 has been turned into a long-distance path, these pictures will enable people to look back and see what was there.

Ian Dennis, July 2021