A Lindley man has captured Huddersfield’s industrial past.
Photo artist Chris Dance has opened his first exhibition at the Cafe Ollo in Huddersfield’s Media Centre.
And the photo montage work captures some of the Victorian structures that made Huddersfield such as powerful industrial force.
“I had a great time going round the old mills, the engineering works, the canals, taking photos”, said Chris.
“But it was only when I sold my business at the end of last year that I finally had the time to get this project up and running.
“I approached the Media Centre and they were very helpful and now we have opened the exhibition in the cafe and it will run until June.
“It can be seen any weekday from 9am to 4.30pm and has gone down very well. I have already sold several works and got some more commissions”.
Chris, who studied art at Dewsbury and later did a degree and a Masters in art history, is hoping to start training as a teacher later this year.
He said he loved working with the old buildings and said he was inspired by the town’s past and present.
He lives in Lindley with wife Annalisa and children William, nine, and Lulu, five.
He hopes money raised from the exhibition can help benefit the Lindley community.
“Some of the proceeds from the sales of work will go to SHAPELindley, the organisation whose aim is to obtain the disused Fieldhead site from Kirklees Council and transform it into a centre for education and enterprise”.