Mark is an Essex-born photographer who lives in Leigh-on-Sea, a fishing town of quirky character half-an-hour's drive east of London.

He is out with his camera most days, strolling through Old Leigh. This atmospheric quarter of wharves, alleys and cobbled streets is the backdrop for much of his work, which he sometimes shares on Instagram and Facebook, as well as via his Blipfoto journal.

Mark's images celebrate everyday life. They tell stories, but rarely the whole story.

He exhibits work during the Leigh Art Trail each year at BelleRose Flower Boutique.

Mark's photographic mission is to show Leigh in a new light. He could not continue this time-consuming pursuit without the infinite patience of his wife and two daughters.

PICTURE: Sara Evans