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In August 2013 we set sail from Stromness on our second Sea Change expedition, aboard Lerwick community boat The Swan, with a crew of 27 artists, scientists and informers. More ›

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The expedition crew of 27 includes a wide range of scientific and creative folk.
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Structural Integrity

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Structures old. Memories lost in generations past. Weathered beyond repair. Their architectural meaning lost or changed. Abandonment occurred, of rock once fashioned in to human dwellings. Where once a fire burnt in the hearth bright, strong. Rain now pools. The insides of these roofless dwellings whipped by winds and hail. What stories exits in the... Read more ›

Beacon

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Part of my research, before heading up to (and subsequently down from) Shetland, was in to lighthouses, in particular the Lighthouses built by the Stevenson family from around 1787-1937 for the Northern Light House Board (NLB). The need for lighthouses grew mainly out of the need to stem the loss of cargo and shipping and... Read more ›

Landscape Ingress

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Before I left, I took the opportunity to go for a hike along the coast from Scalloway. As I was shooting photos I came to realise that I was looking at a landscape that in the main was untouched by human hands over a millennia. However every frame I shot, I noticed that each one... Read more ›

Nano Incursion

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As I was hiking around the coast near Scalloway, I walked round the small bay by the Point of the Pund. There was a salmon farm there, and at first glance the area is magnificent in its drama and natural beauty.  One had to wonder what this tiny little insignificant cove’s narrative was.  I imagined... Read more ›

A leave before

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“Gorm you should come on the Expedition!”  Those were Cape Farewell Director, David Buckland’s words to me as I shot photographs of Michèle Noach’s The Flower At The Top Of The World event at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre.  That was back in mid May.This was a once in a life time opportunity to go... Read more ›

Changing Crews

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As the first crew leaves, the new crew arrives and waits. They pass over with some music, wine and food.

Exhaust

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To get to the beginning of my trip upon The Swan, I feel acutely aware of my energy footprints. No more so than upon the Aberdeen – Lerwick ferry.