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ABOUT

I started taking photographs at the age of fourteen, quite simply for my own enjoyment and as a hobby that I was keen to learn more about, I quickly became very interested in what makes a photograph stand out from the crowd, so I decided to develop my own style and take on photography.

My main scope is to recreate bygone scenes of Britain's railway heritage, sights that were once consigned to the history books. This is something that I feel very passionate about and when I turned sixteen in 2017 I started volunteering on the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Stations, and worked my way up to becoming a Guard in 2019, then in 2021 I became a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice with the railway, maintaining and restoring steam locomotives, before becoming full time

with the railway in 2024. Very much a dream job combined with photography!

 

I'm based in the Rossendale Valley, with some gorgeous walks and scenery on the doorstep whilst also being close enough to venture over the hill to the Yorkshire Dales and adjoining counties, to visit some of my all time favourite photography spots. The sense of being in the 'here and now' is never greater than when I'm out photographing wildlife and tranquil scenes that our landscape has to offer.

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In May 2023 I met my better half Anna who has been so incredibly supportive, she has driven our small photography business massively and opened up lots of doors and opportunities to get involved with. We are now pencilled into lots of events with our photography stall where we are able to showcase products and meet all of you wonderful customers to demonstrate what work we can do. I'm incredibly lucky to have Anna by my side and she's also very naturally got involved as a model on photoshoots, looking absolutely stunning and I can't wait for all of our photographic adventures that we're going to share together!

 

Throughout all of my work I strive to capture new locations, different angles and undiscovered territory in order to come away with a unique and memorable image that others have not done before. This has meant discovering some beautiful places and hidden gems that I simply wouldn't have ordinarily found had it not been for my photography.

Overall, being able to combine my passions has just been incredible. With images reaching a global audience, publishings in magazines and newspapers and a greatly appreciated social media following too. I've felt so humbled to have had the response to my images, and I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for taking the time to visit my website.

Should you have any enquiries whatsoever then please do not hesitate to get in touch by heading to my contact page.

- Liam Barnes

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