The project aimed to produce another view of the Peak District by including images of sites normally thought to despoil the landscape including, quarries, cement and lime works. Although they might not appear to be the usual subjects for landscape photography I feel it is important to show all aspects of the countryside to produce a more rounded view of an area that is constantly changing.

“Quarried” was shown at Buxton Museum and Art gallery from 6 February – 10 April 2016. The exhibition received much critical acclaim from the media and visitors. Including:

“Outstanding attention to detail! Looks almost 3D.”

“Impressive, beautiful photography”

“Superb photographs, a fascinating insight into a world few see”

“An important and provocative exhibition”

“Absolutely mind blowing!”

“Brilliant, would like them on my wall”


“I really wanted to touch, wonderful portrayal of texture”

“Beautiful images, look like paintings”

“I think you have captured an abstract beauty”

“Wonderful photographs and perfect prints”

Go to the online shop for prints from the Quarried exhibition.

Artist’s statement

Please note: all images are the copyright of Colin Shaw and must not be reproduced, copied or published in any medium without written consent.