About

Nature | still life | macro photographer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

“Photography for me is not about looking—it’s about feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

—Don McCullin

Personal

Photography is my “happy place”—somewhere I can go to relax and tune into my creative side.

Genres

I occasionally shoot portraiture for family and friends, but I’m a nature, still-life, and macro photographer at heart and these are the genres that I shoot predominately.

When I’m not practising photography, I enjoy digital scrapbooking, designing cards and reading.

Personal photography features

Featured various times on Viewbug and more recently on Lensababy.

Favourite artist/photographic style

I’m a big fan of the famous 17th century Dutch artists, Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer whose chiaroscuro-style art really resonates with me. I love their use of colour, light, and shadows and have a tendency to be drawn to such when it comes to photography as well.

“The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere – far away from where he lives, or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.”

― Paul Strand

A few of my favourite nature photographs

The images below were all captured in the Aberdeenshire countryside—some of which were photographed just a few metres from my home proving you don’t have to travel far to find the beauty that is all around us—you just need to know how to look!