A ROUTINE visit to a derelict site was a real eye-opener for planning experts when they came across a glamorous photo-shoot.
Scantily dressed model Debbie was being photographed against a backdrop of graffiti at the former Blackley Brickworks, Elland.
The site has, apparently, been used repeatedly as a location for photography and filming.
New owners Metnor Blackley are now beefing up security to keep trespassers away from the site, which they hope to redevelop for housing.
Keith Harrison, who runs WetFishFotography, of Huddersfield, was disturbed during the fashion shoot.
He told the Courier: “There was a partly clothed model and a little bit of erotica but nothing untoward.
“Primarily, she was clothed.
“Basically, the site has been used by an awful lot of photographers and for filming.
“I have used it primarily for fashion with the graffiti behind.
“There are no signs up there so you did not know it was private property.
“It has been used day in and day out for graffiti and photography.
“I have used it possibly half a dozen times for the graffiti.
“Every time you go up there it changes.”
Mr Harrison said it was unfortunate the site would now be out of bounds.
“We are stuck now. There is nowhere else like it we can find,” he said.
Calderdale Council’s building control team leader Phil Deacon had his eyebrows raised.
He said: “I was meeting representatives from the owners on site when we spotted a photographer and a young lady in a state of undress.
“They were asked by the owners to leave.
“This was one occasion when a cover-up was definitely required!”
Jamie Mableson, of Newcastle-based Metnor, was with Mr Deacon at the time.
He said: “I did not see any nakedness but there was something happening and we moved them along.”
The company is now reviewing security.
Mr Harrison’s website promotes a series of photographic services including glamour, art nude, fetish and erotica.