I spent my Saturday with some members of the Northern Cell of Scottish Photographers in Dingwall. It was a surprising breath of fresh air with some really inspiring work on show by the folks there who had come from as far away as Aberdeen.
A mix of work including a series of images shot on a mobile phone on the London Underground, images shot from crumbling WWII bases in Scotland, some interesting pinhole work, handmade books, digital slideshows, images and poetry…very diverse but all inspiring!
I was a touch disorganised and left things till the day before but showed a few prints from work I did for The Big Willow a couple of years ago as well as a selection of travel work on the laptop – really could have done with prints of some of those.
Hoping to maintain contact with some of the guys and maybe meet up again over the winter to talk all things photographic…
Have attached some of the images that were taken over a 2 year period of The Big Willow project (by U.S. artist Patrick Dougherty) from site selection, through growth, construction and ultimately its destruction. A series of 42 images in a portfolio were produced to accompany an exhibition of the work. – FIN