What a lovely thought from my former photography student Russell Turner. He’s just sent me a copy of the book he has just published in co-operation with two other photographers; Andrew Dowsett and James Moore. I posted about the publication of this book online some time ago – now there are hard copies available.
Russell has been on several of my photography courses and weekends including one-to-one photography tuition. He always showed great potential, and to see his new book gives me a tremendous sense of pleasure.
The book ‘Eilean Dubh – The Black Isle’ is a photographic journey through this wonderful part of the Highlands of Scotland up there near Inverness.
What particularly impresses me about the work of these three photographers is their understanding and use of light – something Russell certainly seems to have taken on board after his photography sessions with me.
There’s page after page of beautifully crafted photography – everything from the oil rigs in Cromarty to the waterfalls of Fairy Glen and a whole set of knock-out pictures of the dolphins at Chanonry Point.
Chanonry Point is a bit of a sore point with me, having sailed past this famous dolphin watching spot several times without so much as seeing the flick of a fin. And here is a set of fantastic dolphin pictures – all taken from the beach. There’s no justice in the world.
I can recommend this beautiful photography book to lovers of good photography and lovers of the Black Isle itself.
‘Eilean Dubh – The Black Isle’ is published by Bassman Books £23.95 inc p+p from Russell Turner’s website
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