The new photography exhibition at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum is intriguing both for the photographer and the subject matter. John Maher is best known as the drummer of The Buzzcocks but, since 2002, he has been living on the Isle of Harris and and documenting deserted croft houses in the Outer Hebrides. The result is a sublime and haunting photo series, Nobody’s Home. ‘These abandoned croft houses lie scattered throughout the
The eccentric characters in these photos by Norwegian photographer Anja Niemi illustrate her love of ‘a combination of darkness and humour’. Describing herself as ‘a narrative photographer with a fashion and film inspired aesthetic’ Niemi moved left Norway and moved to London to study at the London College of Printing. Below are ‘Behind Closed Doors’ explores her fascination with privacy, and what people might get up to behind closed doors.
Three years ago photographer Caroline Trotter was driving past fish sheds in St Andrews and saw local fisherman Jim Buttercase (above) sitting amongst the nets. She persuaded him to have his portrait taken and that was how Caroline’s series of portraits of Fife fisherman began. While Caroline was taking the pictures, her husband, the chef Christopher Trotter chatted to the fisherman about their favourite fish dishes providing inspiration for his
Unless you’re buying for Alex Salmond, it’s too late to commission a full size portrait of your loved one for this Christmas but all of the artists and makers featured here offer commissions and vouchers for their work which would make an exciting start to 2016 for anyone lucky enough to receive one. Pictured above is a typically vivid piece by celebrated illustrator Jill Calder. Calder is based in Cellardyke
Between 1968 and 1971 Nick Hedges photographed some of the dire housing conditions in Glasgow and Edinburgh for the charity, Shelter. Nearly 50 years later he has agreed that the photos can be used in an exhibition in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Until now usage had been restricted to protect the families featured. Nick remembered how one woman told him that just a few days before, she had been in bed
Scottish photographer, Ruairidh McGlynn was placed first in one of the Iphone Photographer Awards’ (IPPA) categories. The category was Trees and he explains how the atmospheric photos of the tree in the Middle East (below) came about. ‘While on a trip to Qatar earlier this year, I met up with a photographer that I’d connected with on Instagram. We ventured out into the desert bordering Saudi Arabia. As the light
Such a bizarre world is captured in these stunning pictures. Blue Fields was shot by Scottish landscape photographer Simon Butterworth at a solar salt operation in Shark Bay, the westernmost point of mainland Australia. The images were shot from a light aircraft flying at between 4,000 & 5,000ft with Simon hanging out of an open door, strapped in with just a seat belt. The series was shortlisted for this year’s
A metaphorical two fingers to the healthy eating mafia or a side swipe at the popular trends in food art? German artist Rebecca Rutten, aka Becky Fuchs, leaves it open to interpretation. She simply notes that junk food is generally cheaper and more accessible than healthy food.
Only a couple of weeks left to catch this exhibition of legendary Glasgow-born photographer of the stars David Eustace. The exhibition is at the Scottish Gallery and comes highly recommended as ‘inspiring’ by photographer and Avocado Sweet reader Kevin McCollum.
The work of legendary photographer Diane Arbus (1923- 1971) can be seen at Kirkcaldy Galleries from 14 February until 31 May. Arbus challenged concepts of identity, beauty and normality. Her photography revealed the complexities of human nature and relationships, making the ordinary extraordinary and the misunderstood familiar. Featuring twenty of her seminal pieces, this exhibition explores how her work reflected the social, political and economic changes taking place throughout the United