As of March 30th 2013, I have five framed prints on display as part of the annual Grinneas nan Eilean exhibition, held in An Lanntair, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis…
My previous exhibits at Grinneas have all been long exposure night photographs. This year I deviated a little, with only two of the five being shot at night. This first image is one of my favourites from a visit to Ensay House in September 2012. Ensay is an uninhabited island in the Sound of Harris. There’s a more detailed account of my trip to the island (with more pics) in this blog post.
The image above shows one of the upstairs bedrooms, looking through the window to Ensay chapel. This image (and the next two), have been printed on Fuji Fibre Baryte Matt 310gsm fine art paper. You’ll have to take my word for it, but I can honestly say the on screen image you see here bears no comparison to the level of detail revealed in the actual prints!
Abandoned house on the east coast of the Isle of Harris. Part of the ceiling is lying against wall, exposing the corrugated tin roof. Hanging off one of the cables from the mains power unit is a Coalite 1997 Competition Calendar: “Win! Win! Win! A Caribbean Cruise plus Cash Prizes and Savings of Over £500.”
Maybe they won and never came back?
24″ x 20″ fine art print on Fuji Fibre Baryte Matt 310gsm.
The only photo of the five that was shot outside the Hebrides… on a trip to Kilsyth last year, I spotted a place on the map labelled ‘The Car Park in the Sky’. The car park in question isn’t as interesting as its title. It’s about 100 metres beyond the tree in my photo, over the crest of the hill.
A2 fine art print on Fuji Fibre Baryte Matt 310gsm.
The next two prints are six minute exposures, both shot during the early hours of November 1st, 2012. The first is of Scalpay Bridge.
There’s more info about this photo and other images from Scalpay in my blog post, Scalpay – land of the free takeover.
Classic red telephone box outside former Post Office in Finsbay. Known locally as the ‘magic phonebox’… around 20 years ago a fault with the coin mechanism allowed unlimited duration calls for 10p.
One visiting relative got hooked to a Radio 4 serial during their stay. On returning home to Tobago, they had their Harris relation play the entire programme down the receiver long distance – all for 10p! The scheme eventually came to an end when the old Post Office closed for business.
All of the prints on display in An Lanntair are for sale. They are also available via mail order. I’ve yet to add this particular selection of prints to the ‘prints for sale’ section of the website. In the meantime, please feel free to get in touch via the contact form for more info and pricing.
Grinneas runs from March 30th to May 11th 2013.