Winter shows

Last night the Pier Arts Centre Christmas Open Exhibition opened. I’m showing two photographs of my favourite boat ‘Merlin II’.

Every year the Merlin II is in dry dock for painting and maintenance on the warehouse pier. At night propped up on her cradle and lit by the pier lights she looks like an exhibit. In this image I was thinking about how the colour temperature of the pier lights alters the well known palette of the boat, so I decided to invert the colours and create a ‘negative’ image, a blue print of her.

This one of the buoys on the Merlin II is a double exposure made in camera.

And in the Waterfront Gallery, Stromness, there are two of my small photograms of flat leaved parsley. Something savoury for the Winter Feast Exhibition.

The Pier Arts Centre Annual Open exhibition runs to 24 Dec and The Waterfront Gallery Winter Feast runs to mid February 2020.