This is a photo essay on the River Tees in the north east of England.
The area has been a centre for steel production since the 1850’s when iron ore was discovered in the nearby Cleveland Hills. At the height of the steel making boom there were 91 blast furnaces within a ten mile radius. In 2015 the last remaining furnace at Redcar was closed bringing over 150 years of steel production on the Tees to an end.
These images were shot in 2012/13 when the Redcar steel plant was in operation.