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I'm a Scottish landscape photographer and live in Lossiemouth which is located on the shores of the Moray Firth in the North East of Scotland. I licence a small collection of images for professional use in the world of publishing etc. and I'm happy to source and provide bespoke landscape images of the North, North East and West of Scotland as briefed by clients. I also exhibit locally and sell fine art images for interiors and collectors.
I'm a great believer in making photographs close to home and in visiting suitable locations again and again. Working digitally, and mostly in and around Moray, my landscape photography reflects my interest in 'the inner landscape' or, to what Eliot Porter is generally credited with first using, 'intimate landscape photography'. In other words I would rather be resolving a composition under soft light and exploring the design possibilities of perhaps a section of tree trunks in a wood than searching out a spectacular vista under spectacular light. However, Lossiemouth and the surrounding area is blessed with relatively mild weather and light and skies that can be spectacular and impossible for a photographer to ignore!
I have been able to provide or licensed images for various publishers, websites and art suppliers including: Harper Collins, Artko (John Lewis & Partners etc), The Geological Society of London, The BBC, The University of Edinburgh, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Nature Photography and The Moray Council. A few years back I was interviewed as ‘Featured Photographer’ by Tim Parkin editor of the on-line photography magazine ‘On Landscape’ and for anyone interested that interview can be sourced here. The magazine also featured part of my project ‘Clashach / Cove Bay’ and this can be found here. I'm happy to have had varying award success in the Landscape Photographer of The Year competition, The Scottish Nature Photography Awards, The UK Wildlife Photography Competition and The National Countryside Photography Competition.
Is camera choice and gear important? No I really don't think so just as long as it is fit for your purpose. A camera is only a tool after all. For anyone interested most of my images were made using Nikon cameras and lenses. Currently however I'm using Fujifilm equipment mounted on a RRS head which in turn is then mounted on a Gitzo tripod. When I use filters I currently use Formatt-Hitech Firecrest. I also use a Heliopan Circular Polarizer.
If I can be of help in any photographic way or if you have a licencing query please use the contact page to get in touch and I’ll do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible.