Having spent most of my life living a stone’s throw from the sea, I am drawn to the littoral landscape – those dynamic places where sea and land meet. Inspired by the shifting sands, dune systems and the timelessness of the tides, much of my photographic work explores coastal light, colour and form. When not walking the shores and strand lines close to home, I am a regular traveller to Scotland, particularly the Western Isles.
More recently I have been experimenting with new techniques and working without a traditional camera. Rather than creating images out in the landscape, I have instead been bringing my outside inside, making up plates or slides in my home studio to create detailed still-life images.
While exploring different ways of presenting my photographic work, this year I have also caught the bookmaking bug and have been learning the traditional art of bookbinding.
I’ll be showing some of my first attempts at bookbinding during the Open Studio Tour weekend, as well as some botanical images from my first series of experimental, camera-less work. For those who love local seascapes and the colours of the Outer Hebrides, I’ll also have some new limited edition prints on display.