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Beyond the Cairn

Updated: Jul 29, 2023

Greetings folks!

Just a wee update (perhaps I've spent a little too much time in the Highlands?).

Firstly, my new series of work from the Cairngorms now has a title - 'Beyond the Cairn'. These things take a while to percolate and no doubt this will be ongoing for at least another year or two, who knows? The title's meaning is not a literal one, as in something in the distance. Beyond the Cairn is more of a metaphorical description. That which is imperceptible until the senses are heightened. When we spend time out in nature we begin to relax. The things that trouble us in daily life become less important. A clarity of mind comes over us as we wander. Our senses become more attuned to the smells, sounds and textures of the landscape that we find ourselves immersed in. There is perhaps nowhere finer to indulge the senses than in the Cairngorms National Park. One can plug directly into the natural world. As we explore, perhaps a sixth sense may also become awakened? Opening our minds to the mystery in nature, that which is unexplained, yet requires no words, can be a life affirming, grounding experience.

You can see more work from 'Beyond the Cairn' here.

New things are afoot. I hope you enjoy this little teaser video. Moving forward I’m going to be making films of my photographic projects. I’ll be discussing all manner of subjects: the creative processes, the locations, even delving into the murky recesses of mental health, how creativity and nature can heal. I really do hope these films will be helpful and insightful on many levels. Bare with me, I’m not Andrei Tarkovsky, yet, but I hope these films will be worth your time.

You can subscribe to my YouTube channel via the link here. I'd really appreciate the follow!

Lastly, just a shout out for current workshop availability. I have places available for Spurn Point this October and Winter Solitude, January 2024. You can find all the details here.

Until next time!

Have a great week.


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