Sophie Morrish – Island Time: North Uist Works

For 10 years until 2017, Sophie Morrish was a familiar sight to many of the 1200 inhabitants of North Uist, the remote island in the Outer Hebrides and one of the most bio-diverse places in the UK. It’s a windy place where the calmness of the top image, Evening light from Kyles Beach, 2013, is an all-too rare occurrence for more than a few days at a time.

As a self-confessed obsessive, Morrish would walk the beaches of the 100 square mile island, observing, finding, photographing and collecting some of the remains of the fauna washed up on the shore. Continue reading “Sophie Morrish – Island Time: North Uist Works”

Alexander James – View from the Shoreline

The image above is an example of how art can be used to highlight an environmental concern that is plaguing eco-systems the world over, in particular in areas vulnerable to the excesses of tourism. Spurred on by the publicity generated from the disturbing footage in Blue Planet 2, consciousness about the danger of plastic pollution has risen substantially recently. Yet, for many it’s been very late in coming. Continue reading “Alexander James – View from the Shoreline”

Scott Mead – Above the Clouds

Like many people, I find plane travel a necessary but uncomfortable experience. I’ve no fear of flying but being crammed in and cramped up inside a narrow cabin following hours of hanging around at airports is not my idea of heavenly bliss.

One of the few compensations is being able, assuming one has a window seat with a view not obstructed by a wing, to gaze out at the vast space above the clouds. Here the imagination can run wild as the formations of cloud become mountain ranges, volcanic eruptions or beds of cotton wool. Continue reading “Scott Mead – Above the Clouds”

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