Taunus Gallery Exhibition, Frankfurt
Most of the images on exhibit at the Taunus Foto Gallerie are photographed on the Isle of Harris where I visit most frequently and has become a place of great fondness and a source of inspiration. The wide empty sweeping beaches with its ever-changing skies and its turquoise seas call me back time and time again. I spend days upon days waiting for the right conditions, almost always alone. This Aloneness is purposeful and essential to allow my subconscious, my instinctive creativity to wake up. The Hebrides proved the time and space to create images that reflect my clarity and peace within. There are also a couple of works on display from the Isle of Islay and its dramatic waves and beautiful sea spray rising up and meeting the evening light.
Waiting for days on a Scottish island is in part a type of meditation for me, all part of the process. Slowing down, escaping from a busy, communicative life, and immersing in the landscape is the first part of the image-making process. The islands are at their quietest in the winter months along with some of the most amazing weather and light conditions. I use long exposures and photograph using my Fuji GFX 50s and Lee Filters to achieve images that are akin to impressionist paintings with a soft mode and feeling of peace. The aim is to share these incredible places and experiences with others.