REBECCA MARR photographer

When the Grass dances a collaboration with poet Valerie Gillies. Walk among the wild grasses of Scotland.

Walking Lake Orcadie exhibition and publication

Shape of Farming Papa Westray

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Pop up grasses

Look what’s popped up in the windows of Northlight Gallery in Stromness. A meadow of mixed grasses. And in January too. There in the south window False Oat-grass and Pendulous Sedge have sprung up. Pendulous SedgeCarex pendula The wind gaes reeshlin through risp gresstill a wheesht comes at the stillin o the air:quaiet gies a … Continue reading

When the grass dances

Valerie Gillies & I invite you to walk with us among the grasses in our new collection of poetry and photography When the grass dances.  The collection is in four parts. The first ‘Approaching the grasses’ is our introduction. ‘Knowing the grasses’ is about coming to recognise the grasses as individual species. ‘Using the grasses’ … Continue reading

On cloud nine

I was very chuffed to have one of my cloud photographs along with an early 18thC Chinese Buddhist Monk’s poem featured on the Cloud Appreciation Society‘s Cloud-A-Day. In case you are wondering the Cloud -A-Day is a subscription prescription where a cloud floats in to your inbox to lift your spirits, yes being under a … Continue reading

Orkney Photographica online talk in FLOW photography festival

I will be presenting ‘Orkney Photographica’, an illustrated talk, as part of the FLOW photography festival on Thursday 16 September at 7:30pm. This free talk can be booked through Eventbrite here. Orkney is a place rich in photographic history, not only is there a wealth of Orkney based photographers stretching back to the early days … Continue reading

Toasting Cal

It was fun doing a shoot for the company TOAST with neighbour and writer Cal Flynn recently. The feature is now up on the TOAST website here. While I’m here a toast to Cal for getting to the Wainwright Nature Writing Shortlist for the Global Conservation Prize, winner announced in a week or so. And … Continue reading

The end of the shape

The Shape of Farming exhibition at the Kelp Store in Papay (Papa Westray, Orkney) ends this Sunday 22 August. I think that’s given Neil Rendall time to work out where the repeated and abstracted photographs of his farm were taken. Thank you to Jocelyn & Neil Rendall for allowing me to roam Holland farm. If … Continue reading