Forviews is a body of work in progress; these nine galleries showcase shots from past and present, from Scotland and beyond. The galleries present an overview, reflecting my work, campaigning, interests and obsessions. Mice and shutters click to capture pivotal moments in time not wasted.
Collieston and Forvie are set in spectacular scenery offering continual photographic opportunities and inspiration for artists.
This knuckle area of North-East Scotland is never short of news and activities. I tend to report using the old Shire boundaries; thus south of Aberdeen city is regarded as Kincardineshire. Just to further confuse matters, you'll find captions and references to the Grampian region, the Mearns, Angus, Buchan, Banffshire and Morayshire.
Aberdeen is known worldwide for the oil and gas industry, as 'the Granite City' beside the harsh North Sea, where the buildings gleam when the sun sees fit to shine. The city lies mostly between the rivers Dee and Don. Aberdonians are hardy, friendly folk with deep pockets.
The North Sea Oil and Gas gallery displays photographs taken offshore during the 1980s. East coast to West follows the river Spey from its mouth on the Moray Firth to Aviemore, then the Great Glen Way along the faultline from Inverness to Fort William.
Riley, my German Shepherd, replaced Lucky the Lurcher as the family dog in 2007. He lives the Life of Riley in Collieston, like a camera is trained on his every move. I'm looking for kennels with a webcam so I can keep track of him when I revisit Bologna.
Scanning the Years contains deja views - moments and memories captured over a span of five decades. I've ransacked floppies, CDs, Zip drives, files, albums and folders to cherry-pick images that are not specific to the other galleries.