Butcher cuts it as am­a­teur snap­per

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE - STU­ART GREER

AMYS­TERY am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­pher whose pic­tures have been an on­line hit has been re­vealed as a butcher from Sut­ton.

Chris Heapy, 24, spends his day slic­ing and dic­ing meat at Lane Ends Farm Shop in the vil­lage.

He also earns a crust with a gar­den­ing and land­scap­ing busi­ness.

But be­fore and af­ter work Chris can be found gal­li­vant­ing around the Mac­cles­field coun­try­side cap­tur­ing the land­scape in all its glory.

He be­gan shar­ing his work on the Mac­cles­field Ex­press Face­book page two years ago, and now reg­u­larly clocks up thou­sands of ‘likes’ on the so­cial net­work­ing site.

Chris, who is mar­ried to Sa­man­tha, said: “I started mess­ing about with pho­tog­ra­phy three years ago af­ter in­vest­ing in a lit­tle dig­i­tal SLR cam­era.

“Over time it has gone from a hobby, to a pas­sion, to an ob­ses­sion.

“I work two jobs, as a butcher and with my own gar­den­ing busi­ness, but ev­ery spare mo­ment I get, even if it means get­ting up very early, you will find me in the coun­try­side tak­ing pic­tures.

“It’s a scary thing to start shar­ing your work with the wider pub­lic.

“I de­cided to con­tact the Ex­press af­ter my fam­ily and friends en­cour­aged me. The feed­back I get from peo­ple re­ally helps me im­prove.”

●● Chris Heapy with his wife Sa­man­tha

●● Some of Chris Heapy’s many images

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