It’s all black and white to train-inspired dad

Leyland landmarks'Lee Hosker with son Zane'Magic Munkeys Photography
Leyland landmarks'Lee Hosker with son Zane'Magic Munkeys Photography
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A little boy’s love of the miniature railway at Leyland’s Worden Park has lead to his dad developing a passion for photography.

Lee Hosker, 41, from Penwortham, enjoys taking three-year-old Zane to the park for train rides, and soon realised that looking at Leyland through a camera’s lens can create some amazing images.

Leyland landmarks'Lee Hosker'Magic Munkeys Photography

Leyland landmarks'Lee Hosker'Magic Munkeys Photography

He said: “I started taking photos of the railway and Worden Park, and noticed that if I used the black and white setting on my camera, it really captured the beauty of the shot.

“That’s when my passion for photography developed, and I realised that there are a lot of interesting landmarks around Leyland, which I wanted to take pictures of.”

Lee, who works as a car painter, has set up a website to showcase his work, called Magic Munkeys Photography, and hopes to turn his new hobby into a career one day.

“I’m just doing it for my own enjoyment at the minute,” he said. “And I only started a couple of months ago, but I think the way I use the black and white effect gives the photos something different.

The Centurion tank. Below, trains at Worden Park, and photographer Lee Hosker with son Zane

The Centurion tank. Below, trains at Worden Park, and photographer Lee Hosker with son Zane

“It really highlights the angles and features of the photo.

“I try to steer away from using my computer to enhance the photos too much, but people expect really high quality images these days, so you have to go down that route a bit.”

He added: “I take photos of everything and anything.

“I never go out without my camera now, because I’d hate to miss anything.”

- To see more of Lee’s work, visit his website at www.magicmunkeys.co.uk or see this week’s Leyland Guardian.