Hello and welcome.
My name is Mark Williams at Taken By Me Photography, I am a British photographer, Fine Arts and Urban Explorer living near Garstang, Lancashire, England.
As a family man, wife, three kids, a dog and a horse, I thought we would have enough to capture, moments in and around us, home and away!
As a kid I loved to explore, from the abandoned air-raid shelter to overnight stops in the ‘haunted’ house in the woods, I will always remember that experience, my childhood adventure and the tales that were told.
However, with photography in mind and a chance opportunity I really caught the bug for 'Urban Exploration' in early 2013, the adventure and exploring of capturing abandoned and derelict places was unbelievable.
There is no difference between the sites, which attract tourism, and the abandoned places known to just a few. I may not pay for the admission, but I’m not a criminal either, I won’t cause damage, break or steal anything. I simply just like to explore and take the photos.
There is beauty in things decayed, the objects remain, but may soon disappear forever. That’s history.
Really for me it's about having a little bit of fun and being able to look back on moments that we have captured, had and shared with who or where ever it maybe.
Thank you for taking the time to look in and if you require any further information then please fill in the contact details below.