About

CCGDI’m a photographer with a day job who lives in a very photogenic part of the globe, and who gets to travel a bit to other almost as photogenic bits of the planet. Oh and my wife, sons and their wives and partners are pretty photogenic too…..

A lot of my photography is from the Scottish town of Cromarty, as that’s where I live. On a day to day basis I enjoy visually recording the every day life of this small Highland town, but also I like to capture the the more unusual and quirky objects that can be seen on a walk looking out to sea, at the harbour, along the beach, or through the streets and vennels of one of Scotland’s more historic little burghs.

This website showcases my better work, and is geared to enable the sale of limited edition prints on-line.

My Flickr Photostream chronicles what I observe and snap from my life in Cromarty, and my travels from the day job, which takes me around the Highlands and Islands, as well as to the rest of Scotland, the UK, Europe and the USA. I write a regular column in the Energy North Supplement of the North of Scotland Newspaper group, illustrated often by my own snaps.

My photos are regularly featured in a variety of books, magazines and newspapers, and an eclectic selection by be licensed through Getty Images.

The background stuff? Well I’m native to Caithness, was brought up Thurso, Shetland and Inverness, and have family ties to North Sutherland. I’m a Graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, have lived in Cromarty since 1985, and use Olympus E System cameras.

The day job – Well I’m Director of Energy and Low Carbon with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, which gives me lots of opportunities to photograph big things of metal.