- WASP Studios Dundee 1pm-5pm
- Saturday, December 3, 2016
- Sunday, December 4, 2016
- Third Floor Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BY
I have spent many years visiting Ardnamurchan and Moidart, from when I was in my youth until the present day. When visiting during these times I have felt a deep connection to this area of Scotland, through the landscape, the people and the timeless way of life. Although over the years Scotland has been through some dramatic changes, I still feel that Ardnamurchan and Moidart are a special place and they are close to my heart.
Whilst spending a fortnight in July 2014 on holiday in the wilderness of the area, I set myself a task, as an amateur photographer, to create 24 stills in square format and monochrome to portray the elements that I feel depict the atmosphere and character of the place. I decided to use square format as it creates a more harmonious composition due to the fact that the sides are of an even nature and also to maintain a constant sub-theme running throughout the whole exhibition. I chose to shoot in black and white as it highlights the subject matter and is less distracting than colour, I feel that the various shades of grey within the compositions reflect the often dreich and dark weather within this area, as I know only too well. The photos themselves have been framed and mounted in Ardnamurchan by an independent artist’s studio, I decided to do this as I believe that I should give something back to the area, in this case economically. Also to me,this makes the work more personal.
Over the years, whilst working professionally as an engineer, I have developed my art through learning technical photography skills and discussion with fellow photographers and artists in places such as the D.C.A
I am also a regular attendant of the monthly Photo forum at DCA and feel that the social aspect and close community of photographers support has helped inspire me to further my interests into this creative outlet and inspired me to continue with my work.