Having had a latent interest since he first bought a film camera back in the late 70s, the interest lay mainly dormant until digital cameras started to become commonplace and the digital darkroom allowed the photographer to take more control of the interpretation and output of the image that was in the photographers mind. Since the tools became available, it’s been a long and never-ending learning curve as he strives to get the best out of the frames available after the capture process.
Alistair is not a mountaineer or overnight wild camper – he won’t be found on top of a Torridon mountain at dawn or in the middle of a blizzard! His photography is definitely a social activity with the occasional early morning start thrown in – much more a night bird than a morning lark. Describing himself as a bit of a photographic magpie, he likes to try different styles, crops and processes, trying to maximize the pleasure from whatever scene presents itself.