“All the photographs in this collection were taken on walks from my home in Prestonfield. Sometimes my walk takes me over Arthur’s Seat, sometimes across the Meadows, sometimes on adventures to Figgate Park or Portobello.
I love the variety of natural and human landscapes that Edinburgh offers.
The images are my responses to the changing light and moods of this wonderful place. I’m fascinated by abstract shapes and patterns, enigmatic traces left by people, plants, and animals, and layers of texture that create visual puzzles.
Photography is my way of observing and celebrating the world around me. I hope you enjoy looking at it with me.”
The prints are made using a 12-colour giclée process on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper. In average daylight conditions they should be colour fast for 80 years. They are mounted using acid-free materials.
Further copies are available up to the edition number of 20. If ordered by Monday 27 November, they should be ready in time for Christmas.
I grew up in Sussex, and lived in Manchester and the Lake District before moving to Edinburgh in 1993. Apart from taking photographs, I worked as a consultant and trainer in heritage interpretation, helping places like museums, nature reserves and historic sites get visitors interested in their stories.
The exhibition is now open and runs until December 17. James will be in the gallery on Sunday November 19 between 2.30 and 4 pm discussing his work and inspiration. Please join us for a drink and a chat.