This stunning new collection documents the dynamic nature of the Highland landscape – and sounds a clarion call for a new, engaged naturalism. In a world where the environment is increasingly under threat, Prior argues, we should regain touch with what’s left of the natural landscape rather than rely solely on ‘virtual’ experiences – a key reason why the natural environment is now in peril is precisely because of failures to understand its dynamic, in-flux nature.
Colin Prior’s work is about landscape photography at its limits. Shooting at the magic hours of dusk and dawn, he catches those rare moments when composition, fine light and colour combine to create remarkable images. Each photograph captures fleeting moments of nature, which will never repeat themselves exactly. The images verge on obsession – Colin camped out on some of the remotest peaks in Scotland to obtain them.
The Colin Prior evenings will be held on:
23 November – Edinburgh, Tiso Edinburgh Outdoor Experience, 7pm- to book phone 0131 554 0804
24 November – Glasgow, Tiso Glasgow Outdoor Experience, 7pm – to book phone 0141 559 5450
29 November – Perth, Tiso Perth Outdoor Experience, 7pm – to book phone 01738 634 464
30 November – Inverness, Ramada Hotel, 7pm – to book phone 01463 729 171
In the meantime why not try and win £40 of vouchers to spend at TISO by submitting a walk report on Walkhighlands? Hundreds of reports of trips are posted every months providing lots of entertaining reading as well as loads of beautiful photographs and inspiration for your next trip. To read other people’s reports and maybe have a go at posting one yourself visit the Walkhighlands forum.