A FORMER engineer born in Skipton has embarked on a new career as a photographer - and has already engineered a shot at success by landing an artwork commission from the Northcote Leisure Group.

Martin Wilson, 36, enrolled on a photography course at Blackburn College after previously working at Skipton Sheet Metal for eight years.

And he has been asked to produce a series of pictures for a permanent display at the Three Fishes pub and restaurant at Mitton, near Clitheroe.

Martin said: "The origins of The Three Fishes title stems from the three rivers that meet around Mitton. After studying local maps, I focused on finding the best angles to showcase the landscape.

“I did fall in the River Ribble in pursuit of the perfect shot but luckily managed to keep my camera dry!”

Having previously worked as an engineer for sixteen years, Martin embarked on a career change and is currently due to graduate with BA (Hons) in Photography from Blackburn at the end of the academic year.

Northcote Leisure Group's Nigel Howarth said: “As a local business it is really important that we encourage and nurture young talent.

“We were delighted to showcase Martin’s work and the collection really highlights the beauty of the surrounding area.”