Neart nan Gleann

When I stand below one of the many dams built in Scotland, I stand in awe. These large masses of concrete strung across many Scottish glens, struggle to blend in with their surroundings. But their presence, even majesty, means they add to the surrounding landscape rather than being a detriment to it. In the 25 …

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The End of the Cycle

What was once a walk through woodland has transformed. The trees have all been felled and removed. A woodland walk is now a path across bare exposed hill. The path in question makes it way through privately owned forestry land which has recently matured. The land looks devastated. It is strewn with the debris and stumps from …

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Carving up a city

My mouth is dry, and my ears are humming. I have spent most of the day as a pedestrian in the environs of the M8 motorway as it carves its way through central Glasgow. The M8 borders the north and west sides of the city centre. In its immediately surroundings are warehouses, concrete walkways and dereliction. …

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The Field

The Field is a photographic study of a single field over a period of two years. The field in question is not particularly exceptional. It lies on a slight undulating hill. It is bordered by a railway line. Many of the images recorded on the field could be from many other fields. I first passed the field …

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An Unintended Monument

On 26th September 2015 the chimneys and turbine hall of Cockenzie power station were demolished. A landmark that could be seen for many miles disappeared. A lot of people were happy to see them go. They considered them a blight on the landscape. But I will miss them. They were part of the terrain of East Lothian …

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Early Morning, Portobello

I arrive at the beach just before sunrise. There is no one on the beach except myself. The seagulls hang around in gangs, moving on whenever you get too near. There is an occasional cormorant hanging their wings out to dry. Eventually the first of the dog walkers and runners start to appear. A few cycle …

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