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About Alternative Perspectives

So why Alternative Perspectives?

I didn’t want to be constrained by normal ideas (hence the Alternative) and Perspective can be about many different things:

  • a view over distance in space or time
  • how things are viewed relative to each other
  • a point of view
  • a judgement of what’s important (or not!)
  • the theory/art of suggesting 3 dimensions in a 2 dimension surface

I hope to start exploring those through this site.


How it developed

It all started with mountains and lochs, and trying to capture their stunning beauty. But, that wasn’t enough – studying geology made the structure of the landscape became important in my work. By the way, that’s my excuse for photographs showing layering, weathering and faultlines.

Following on from that, photographing other elements within nature was a natural progression.

Through my photography, Alternative Perspectives explores some of the different meanings of the word perspective. What initially started as a hobby, has organically grown into a business, initially through supplying stock agencies with photographs, and then latterly through the setup of a couple of online shops.

A range of pouches, phone cases, cushions, mugs, clocks and clothing are now available using my original images often taken from an alternative perspective.

Then, I found I enjoyed experimenting with different digital art techniques – so you will see some digital art on my website now too.

In 2023 I started a photographic project looking at the changing face of the Maryburgh Community Woodland.  That ended up allowing me to explore both the woodland and the opportunity to explore different photography techniques.  I recorded the results of these in a series of blogs.  I hope you enjoy the Maryburgh Community Woodland collection of both photos and blogs.