Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The Hide


A short film first shown in the solo exhibition, "below, the rocks fell into darkness" at the Studio Pavilion, Glasgow, May - July 2018. The film was shot on super 16mm digital format. Dur. 9'17"

The film records the passing of time in a wildlife hide on the west coast of Scotland. The hide allows the viewer to look upon the landscape through a long, panoramic viewing aperture. It looks out onto the land and water in a location where time is governed by the inexorable regularity of the tide. It’s mid-summer. The wind rifles through leaves, insects hover, and the camera examines the space viewed from the hide, but also of the hide itself. It’s a place that is almost a pause in the landscape, a place to view a pause in the landscape. Nothing happens. We just watch and wait.

A Darkening


This film slowly examines and explores a landscape. This is a landscape at a point of transition - the transition between day and night, and between one year and the next. It was filmed around Dorlin in Moidart, NW Scotland, during brief periods of calm and stillness at dusk around otherwise stormy, wet weather. The images of the landscape are dark, damp, and held deep in the grip of winter. It is almost silent, other than the brief interjections of a sea eagle and a heron passing overhead. The film is shot on super 16mm digital format. Dur. 4'33"

Monday, 6 August 2018

a stone from Ben Nevis


A small pale grey pebble collected exactly one week earlier from the summit plateau of Ben Nevis, found in my pocket whilst walking in London, then placed (hidden) at the base of a tree next to the Albert Memorial.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

last light first light IV

Last light, Dec 31st 2017, wildlife hide, Ardtornish Estate
First light, Jan 1st 2017, wildlife hide, Ardtornish Estate


Friday, 4 November 2016

Friday, 26 August 2016

the magic flute

The arrival of the Queen of the Night. Stage set by Karl Friedrich Schinkel for an 1815 production

Sunday, 5 June 2016

an evening walk

the beginning of a walk up Dumgoyne, 4th June 2016

the end of a walk up Dumgoyne, 4th June 2016