Welcome to my website. I’m a Scottish-born photographer currently living in Nova Scotia, Canada. I grew up in a crofting community in the far north of Scotland, a land where my family have lived for 8 generations - that takes us back to before the Battle of Culloden.
It is perhaps this connection to place that influences my photography, which attempts to explore the human relationship with the landscape and highlight our connection, or disconnection, with the environment. I am drawn to places where we have left our mark and where there is sometimes - a melancholic beauty.
Since gaining an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West of Scotland (the University of Paisley when I graduated); I have traveled, worked and photographed around the world for over 20 years. In 2010 I went back to school earning a Master’s degree in Science Communication from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. My research explored the history of photography and how landscape photography, in particular, influences our conservation ethics. A lot of my photography now is often interwoven with research and takes on a more documentary style.
To date, my work has featured in New Zealand Geographic, environmental fundraising campaigns and a music album cover.