Many would consider it a niche hobby; others might reach for the word “obsessive”. There are some, Cameron Newham admits, who may consider him an “eccentric weirdo”.
So how would he describe the remarkable ambition that he set for himself, more than two decades ago, to photograph, in detail, every parish church in England?
“I think everybody has a certain eccentricity – and this does require that,” he says with a smile. “I do have a particular mission for this. But even so I am not all-consumed by it.”