Self Portrait

self portrait

Beach

beach defence, Essex

Mountain

dormant crater, Chile

Biography

Photography has been in my blood ever since my father took me on long hikes with a camera in the west coast of Scotland. I went on to shoot a mix of landscape, travel and street photography in South America. After winning the John Brooks Travel Award I worked as a photojournalist in Bolivia for three years. 

Since I returned to Scotland in 2000 the majority of my commissioned work has been with NGOs, including the Scottish Refugee Council, WWF, John Muir Trust, the Scottish Wildlife Trust and Mercy Corps. I have carried on with a reportage style, preferring to make an intuitive connection with the people and places that I photograph.

Most of my work is now in digital, although I still shoot and hand print black and white landscapes on an old Leica M6. This for me is photography at its most simple and rewarding - nothing more, or less, than a luminous glimpse into our fleeting world.

My landscape book 'Winter of Glen Lyon' was voted runner up for Scotland's favourite photo nature book 2014. I published 'The High Oak, a journey across Dartmoor' in 2015 and am currently working on by latest book project, 'Summer in South Georgia,' published by Watermill Books in August 2016. 

I am a freelance writer as well as photographer and often mix writing with photography. I have posted a selection of my articles on this website. 

RECENT PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS (2014 – 2016)

Watermil Gallery, Aberfeldy - Solo exhibition of colour and black and white photographs from South Georgia

Watermill Gallery, Abefeldy - Solo exhibition of black and white landscape photographs of Glen Lyon

National Gallery, Edinburgh (RSA) - Black and white landscape print of Loch an Daimh, Glen Lyon 

Birnam Arts Centre, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Aberfeldy Birks Cinema - Colour photographs of distilleries for From Burn to Bottle exhibition

Perth Museum, Perth - Colour photographs for Past, Present, Future exhibition

Perthshire Open Studios, Aberfeldy - Black and white landscape photographs of Glen Lyon 

John Muir Trust Wild Space, Pitlochry - Black and white landscape photographs of Highland Perthshire

Awards 

John Brooks Travel Award, 1997

Runner up for Scotland's Favourite Nature Photo Book, 2014 

Mairi Hedderwick Travel Bursary, 2016 

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