Chris Routledge is a Liverpool based photographer and writer whose photographs have appeared on book covers, and in books and magazines, including Lancashire Life, and Black and White Photography magazine. His commercial clients include National Geographic Books and Links Project Management (for a student residence in Liverpool). In July 2015 Chris exhibited at the Northern Exposure exhibition at the Portico Library and Gallery, Manchester.
Chris says about his own practice:
“I have been a freelance writer and academic for over 20 years, but I have a longstanding fascination with photography, and over the past decade have increasingly turned towards it as my creative mainstay. I am primarily a landscape photographer, though I would widen that to include all kinds of landscapes, including urban landscapes. I tend towards looking at details, tightly framed scenes, and observations, rather than grand vistas.
In particular, I have an ongoing interest in photographing landscapes that we might think of as natural or wild, but are in fact very humanised. In the Lake District, for example, where I produce much of my landscape work, there is a tension between the landscape as an idealised version of nature, or wildness, and the large number of tourists, their cars, and tour buses. With its stone walls, plantations, industrial sites, mines, quarries, and water works, the Lake District is a post-industrial landscape as well as a rural one.”
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