To know and love Yorkshire, particularly the West Riding, is to understand the role of millstone grit.  In its walls and buildings. Soot covered, moss encrusted. Hewn in blocks, carved into gargoyles and statuary. Laid by hand with or without mortar. Hopefully these images capture what to me is the the very heart and soul of this region.

Slaithewaite, Yorkshire. Photo by Fred Shively.

Steps, Slaithewaite, Yorkshire. Photo by Fred Shively.

Viaduct, Slaithewaite, Yorkshire. Photo by Fred Shively.

Wall detail, Heptonstall, Yorkshire. Photo by Fred Shively.

Shibden Hall, Halifax, Yorkshire. Photo by fred Shively.

Fred Shively was born in Pennsylvania USA. After studying radio and TV journalism at university, he moved to England and began a long career in advertising and corporate communications. Working with outstanding designers, photographers, musicians and filmmakers helped shape Fred’s skills and creative vision and feed his curiosity.

 

Fred’s work has been shown in several US East Coast galleries, in various UK magazines, on various websites and in galleries and publications in Spain.

Enjoy more of Fred’s work here

You can see part one of this post here.