I am a semi/professional photographer. I produce work as a freelancer under the name of Lens Based Media. I also produce self initiated documentary and fine art photography and video projects. Throughout my photography career I have had to undertake a series of jobs to help pay bills and to fund my personal projects. I am currently working as a night watchman/security guard at the ex Pilkingtons Glass HQ in St Helens and I am using this location to create a body of work documenting the decline of the site, its archives, current use and what it may become in the future.