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Catching Light


This photographic essay captures in photographs and text the authors use of natural history to cope with three months of lockdown between March 23 and June 21st 2020. 

The photographs were taken during daily exercise largely on foot but also on short bicycle rides from his home in Peterculter North East Scotland. They reflect the author’s life long love of natural history. The accompanying blog puts the pictures in context and reflects the ongoing struggle to endure the stresses of confinement. The book is liberally scattered with quotes from natural history writers. It is hoped the book will have wide appeal to the many people forced into exploring unfamiliar territory and finding unexpected pleasures therein.

Published October 5th 2021
Local / Nature
114 Pages
30cm x 21cm
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This is a triumph, a rising above. Seems to me it's a way of seeing ... not just what's there when we pay enough attention, but a way of seeing THROUGH ... the pandemic ... our isolation ... our fears. Thank you

- I.T.

Book seems too bland a word and for me the word is stunning.The photos are beautiful and they make you feel as if you are standing in that place. I could almost smell the earthy forest floor. Enchanting. You have put your heart and soul into the project when you could have just pulled the covers over your head and stayed there.

- L.P.

t’s a wonderful book and record of that strangely quiet and isolated time - well done

- R.E

I have just finished reading your book, and am uplifted by both your words, and the spectacular images. Your production company did a fabulous job of reproducing your pictures, just stunning, really. Just wanted to say thank you for them, they have helped.

- L.S