Meet The Maker – Ross McGinnes

Ross is a photographer who was lured into photography by the lush Calder Valley landscape.

Originally from the Wirral, he moved to Hebden Bridge via Birmingham and Leeds in 2005 and, surrounded by such magnificent countryside, he found it rude not to invest in a decent camera. In fact he’d bought one before he and his wife Erika had finished unpacking! He is currently using a Canon 5D MkII.

During a steep learning curve Ross gravitated towards capturing everyday urban and rural decay such as rusty skips, abandoned furniture and inclement weather.

Ross’s eclectic portfolio contrasts these studies with bright, bold prints ranging from iconic VWs to macro photography.

There’s an air of melancholy about much of Ross’ work. These days there are a lot less of the lush landscapes hanging on our walls which first sparked him into picking up a camera.

When there are pictures of local landmarks such as Gibson Mill or Stoodley Pike, he strives to shoot them from a different perspective to the ‘norm’.

One of the most satisfying comments he has heard about his photography is that he can make the uninteresting, interesting.

Ross lives with his wife Erika and son Finn in Pecket Well with their two cats Belle and Percy. His work has appeared in editorial and commercial guises for the likes of The Guardian, Orange, Fuse8 Design Agency, Johnston Press, Bloodaxe Books and The Yorkshire Dales Guide and proudly hangs in our 2nd Picture Gallery with his mounted and limited edition prints also available.