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
Photography is my “happy place”— somewhere I can go to relax and tune into my creative side. 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 and reading.
My love for books tends to spill over into another hobby, i.e. writing motivational articles. These can be found on my other website: Eating Elephants. Please feel free to stop by if you get a moment. You may just want to take a brew and a comfy cushion along with you too, lol. 😊
Personal photography features
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 home!