When travelling people talk about getting from A to B. Two defined places that signify the start and end of a journey. What about the places you pass through on your journey?
Life shows us that it’s the journey and not the destination that’s important and by paying attention to the places you pass through on your way you learn more about yourself and others.
In my time as a commuter, living in the kingdom of Fife I discovered the drama, colour and light of the places I passed through every day. 
Waverley Station
Single Edition 12 by 18 Inch Framed Giclee Print £350.00
This image of Waverley Station in Edinburgh reminds me of going home after a long day. The way the roof of the platform shelter compresses the view, guiding the viewers eye to the figures that intermingle with the shadows and supporting columns. The stories of the people standing there will never be truly known. The viewer, however, can step into the image and imagine the stories unfolding there.
This is one of my first works from 2008 taken on a Casio Elixim and edited using the Photoshop filters on Adobe Pagemaker of all things. I was amazed when what looked like mushed up coloured blobs of pixels created an image so personal to me, and created an image of nostalgia and introspection that resonates with so many others.
It’s a style I rarely use these days as the images I take now tend to not to lend themselves to the same level of abstraction. Two further works from this period also feature in this collection.
Forth Rail Bridge
12 by 18 Inch Framed 1st Edition Giclee Print £500.00
Iconic structures like the Forth Rail Bridge root us to place and enhance the sense of belonging to a place and culture. What would the cities of the world be without its icons? To me the bridge symbolises so many things, for example the imagination and ingenuity of humans on this planet to create structures like this. However, endurance of the human spirit is the one that stands out the most for me.
This work is an experiment in just how far I could abstract an image and still help the viewer understand what it is. The original shot, taken prior to 2008 is long lost and I’ve visited and revisited the image to preserve the quality of the work for future publishing, much like the fabled upkeep of the bridge it portrays. The framed print is the original, 1st edition that can’t be reproduced again.
Tay Rail Bridge Revisited
12 by 18 Inch Framed Giclee Print £200.00
This was created as a companion piece to the Forth Rail Bridge. The shot was taken many years later from the “Dundee side” of the Tay. I used abstraction, and a limited colour pallet like the Forth Rail Bridge, but this time it portrayed the more sombre feeling that this bridge seems to have. As well as capturing the characteristic shape of the bridge itself, the piece also captured the remains of its predecessor, which collapsed in 1879 with the loss of 59 lives. It was rebuilt, but the footings of the original bridge are still visible as a reminder.
As with the Forth Rail Bridge work, the human spirit endures even when disaster strikes.
Limited edition 8 by 12 Inch Framed Photographic Print £175.00 (1 of 2)
Waverley Station’s huge glass Victorian paned roof has long been a feature of the station that connects Edinburgh to the rest of the country. It was refurbished in 2012 with fresh glass and this allowed light to flood into the station.
Exit captures the interplay of the evening light and the human made landscape, the shadows below echoing the structure above like a massive forest canopy. It’s the exit to the station but also the entrance to the city of Edinburgh and all it contains. For some it’s about arriving home or going to work, for others, is it the gateway to something new?
Fire in the Sky
Single edition 10 by 15 Inch Framed Photographic Print £225
I’ve noticed that people are usually good at focusing on what’s in their immediate line of sight, and sometimes that’s a good thing.  We humans need to be reminded that there are bigger things out there. Capturing the way that manmade architecture interacts with the natural world does that.
This shot of the geometric roofline of the Glenrothes bus station backlit by a fiery sunset serves to remind us that even in the mundane there can be a sense of epic drama as long as we remember to be open to it and in this case just look up.

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