This is the photography website of Chris Routledge. I've had cameras since childhood in the 1970s, but it's only since around 2008 that I have become truly fascinated. My photographs have appeared on book covers, and in books and magazines. Commercial clients include National Geographic Books and Links Project Management. In the past couple of years I have been working with poet Rebecca Goss on a series of poem and image pairings called the Jupiter Project. In July 2015 I exhibited at the Northern Exposure exhibition at the Portico Library and Gallery, Manchester.
I'm especially drawn to the challenge of capturing intangibles in an image, such as scale, or power, but also to look deliberately at things that might otherwise go unnoticed. Among my personal projects is an ongoing interest in photographing landscapes that we tend to think of as natural or wild, but are in fact very humanised.
If you are interested in buying prints either click "Buy Print" on the image in question or get in touch using the contact form above. Prints available in small editions can only be ordered using the contact form as they will be signed and numbered before making their way to you.
So what about the name of this site? The firm of Mottershead and Hayes was a small shipbuilder in Liverpool in the early nineteenth-century. They built a ship for the whaler-explorer William Scoresby Jr. called the Baffin. Besides catching whales he used it to explore the Arctic and conduct scientific experiments. My personal website, where I write about books, history and beer, among other things, is at chrisroutledge.co.uk