Document Scotland photographer Colin McPherson presents a portfolio of monochrome images entitled Working Way Out West, which looks at aspects of life on the western fringes of Scotland.
“I’ve been fortunate to spend much of my working life as a photographer on Scotland’s long and rugged west coast. Often described inaccurately as ‘remote’ (from where?) or a ‘wilderness’ the country’s western fringes have always drawn photographers from across the globe, fascinated by the dramatic scenery, the ever-changing weather and the relationship between land and sea. From Paul Strand to Werner Kissling, photographers have endeavoured to capture the essence of the landscape and the people who live and work way out west. The photographs I have selected here represent a snapshot from many projects and commissions over the last 30 years. Sadly some of those featured are no longer alive, but maybe through the images something of their working lives have been preserved forever.”
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Thank you - Jeremy, Sophie, Colin.