The Isle of Harris

Project Statement

This body of work has been created during three visits that I have made to the Isle of Harris for my photography, focusing on the beaches of South Harris.

There is something different about the Isle of Harris, maybe it is the space, remoteness or fresh/clear air blowing in on the almost constant winds. It is this feeling I attempt to capture in my work, allowing the work to bring this special place to life for the viewer.

Every time I visit, I see Harris in a different way and learn more about it and myself. To me this revisiting is reflected in an increasing satisfaction with the work I produce.

About the Isle of Harris

Harris is the southern part of the Scottish Hebridean island of Lewis and Harris. It’s known for sandy beaches like Luskentyre and Scarista on the west coast, and for rugged mountains in the north

South Harris is a gem in the already outstanding Outer Hebrides. From Tarbert in the north to Rodel in the south, South Harris is just incredible, with white sand beaches comparable to tropical islands (only without the crowds!), a rugged, rocky landscape and scattered with fascinating historical sites.