Christine’s Book: “Saddleworth Through My Lens”

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120pp in full colour, soft back 9.5 x 8 inches, premium paper and over 100 full colour photographs plus notes about the area and a little bit of folklore. The preview below shows selected pages from the book. Please note that colours and contrast in the preview are stronger than in the actual book.



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Why a Saddleworth book?

It is said that everyone has one book in them. I hope I have more than one! My Saddleworth book began as a project to make Christmas presents for the family – a collection of my photos that were not intended to be competition shots but would show something of the area I have come to love since I moved here in the early 1970s.

Working on the project meant getting out when the sun was low and trying to capture as much of the natural beauty of the area as I could. I decided it would not be just a picture book and set out to write a few short pages about the history and character of the area.

I was very pleased that my landscape idol, Joe Cornish offered to write a Foreword for the book, then, once the book was published and became of interest to a wider audience, it seemed an obvious decision to give any proceeds to charity and I chose our local cancer hospital, the Christie.


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