My digital prints are produced from very high resolution files and individually printed on quality photographic papers, usually Ilford Galerie smooth pearl. My workflow allows me complete control of the process from pressing the shutter release to printing the image. Prints ordered online are A3+ (329mm x 483mm or 19" x 13") protected by acid free tissue and delivered in a protective cardboard tube.
Visitors to the Cairn House Gallery can view a selection of framed and unframed prints. If you are visiting Durness on holiday, I can usually frame a print in your choice of finish within a week. Prints are framed using quality materials to Fine Art Trade Guild standards. Please note that I make frames to suit the print rather than buy cheap frames and make the prints fit! Frames are glazed in glass rather than perspex, sealed to protect the artwork, and provided ready to hang.
If you have any special requirements or wish to discuss any aspect of my work, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I was born in Middlesbrough in the North East of England in 1960. An established career in telecoms and electronics has always been supplemented by a love of photography and the outdoors.
The contrast provided by the industrial area of Teesside and the surrounding beauty of North Yorkshire has long been a focus of my work. More recently this has been complimented by an interest in macro photography inspired by a fascination with detail.
My landscape work continues to be influenced by some of the UK’s last remaining wildernesses. My love of the remotest parts of North West Scotland led to a decision to relocate to Durness in Sutherland where I have lived with my family since November 2006.
My main objective is to be true to the original image. This means that my landscape photographs are subjected to the absolute minimum of manipulation. Whilst this is also true of my montage and macro images, a signature of my work in this area are the simple backdrops added to create a clean visual impact.
I am a member of the Royal Photographic Society and was awarded the Licentiateship Distinction in May, 2009.
Equipment and Software
In producing and presenting my work, I use the following equipment and software ;
Canon digital SLR’s and associated Canon lenses
Spyder 4PRO colour calibration system
Apple computers and Aperture software
Canon Pro printers