photography originates from a never-ending curiosity and fascination
with the ability of the world to excite the senses and heighten the
emotions. He embraces the mood and the spirit of the world - its ferocity
or tranquility, its beauty or wildness - to create work that represents
his response to its essence.
Whether his photographic palette provides the subtle and transient passing
of softened light over hazy seas or the intensely vibrant radiance illuminating
soaring pinnacles, Alan creates work with an emotional intensity and
energy that speaks eloquently of his passion for the environment.
The inspiration behind many of the photographs derives directly from
the extraordinary landscape and quality of light in North West Scotland
and Alan's home on the Isle of Skye where the intensity of the natural
elements can often overwhelm the senses. This inspiration allied with
considerable technical competence and wonderful aesthetic judgment forms
the foundation for such compelling photographs.