Fri, Apr 15, 2016
It’s been in the planning for a year, ever since my photo feature in the Scottish Mountaineer magazine when the John Muir Trust asked if I’d like to exhibit with them.
Last weekend I finally turned up with a load of images mounted on aluminium with the theme of “Ascent”. A mountaineer’s journey from the coast to the summits and back. Black and white and colour from many years of wandering in wild places.
The exhibition is on at the Alan Reece gallery at the Trust’s Wild Space visitor centre in Pitlochry until the end of June.
I have lots of wall mounted images, 16x12in artist’s proofs in card mounts as well as a selection of 6x4in greeting cards for perusal and sale and a percentage of sales will go towards helping the Trust conserve our wild land. Their path work on Blaven recently has been superb and I’m really excited to be able to contribute my wee bit at the gallery.
I took the opportunity to wander round Pitlochry and see its beautiful architecture and benches.
Then a wander down to the tranquil shore of Loch Faskally for a spot of meditation.
It’s been a real journey over the last year, with two features in the Scottish Mountaineer and a feature in TGO Magazine, rounded off with the photographic exhibition.
Medium format film camera, darkroom equipment, printing gear, it’s all come my way recently so another journey is about to begin.
If you’re in the area, why not pop in and have a browse? The wonderful Jane and her staff will make you feel more than welcome at the visitor centre.