Jocktoberfest is an annual beer festival that takes place in early September at the Black Isle brewery, just north of Inverness. Aside from drinking copious amounts of outstanding beer and occasionally rolling off hay bales I did find some time to capture a few images of the weekend. Highly recommended!

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Artificial Anatomy was a self initiated project intended to explore our understanding of surface, texture and volume. The human head and skull were used as a canvas; familiar structures onto which coloured paints were poured to define their surface and shape. Corresponding images of the head and skull were captured at varying stages of the paint coverage. Images were then edited and combined in post to form hollow multilayered anatomical forms that appear to be suspended unaided in space.
This project is also published on my Behance page: https://www.behance.net/gallery/19116997/Artificial-Anatomy
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Having recently purchased a macro lens for my camera I thought I’d give it a trial run. This series of images features regular soap bubbles shot using the macro lens with the aid of a couple of speed lights and a soft box. When illuminated the right way the vivd colours and organic shapes visible on the surface of these short-lived spheres are truly amazing.

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En route to take some shots for a friend we took an unscheduled detour in order to check out a small abandoned cottage just off the main road. What we found was the kind of place a photographer could literally spend hours taking shots. Rotten floorboards, mouldy walls, retro wallpaper and general decaying interiors… amazing stuff.

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As with a lot of the islands found scattered across the west of Scotland, Skye has some truly stunning beaches and dramatic coastline. This series of images was captured whilst touring the Isle of Skye; and island shaped from rough seas and ever-changing weather.

Made by the sea.

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Daffodils growing during the months of spring are a refreshing sight after a harsh winter. These were a few I had in a vase on my table. When they did eventually expire I decided to capture some shots of them against a matte black background with the aid of two remote speedlights… some interesting and rather abstract results. 

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