As promised, here is another short introduction to a Photographer working in Scotland. This time I would recommend that you have a look at the work of Dave Hunt. You will need to go to his website and view the dancers in the dark gallery. It is absolutely stunning. I have also seen the full size fine art framed print of one and it is breathtakingly beautiful. The images comprise of a solo dancer with a studio light just bringing her form out of the darkness with whisps of fine white lace catching the light and motion. It is a photographic study of movement and light that is perfectly executed.
There is no doubt that Dave is an artist and although he doesn’t give much away in his bio he alludes elsewhere to a background in figure drawing. This makes sense as many of his images involve the artistic nude either in a studio setting or in wilderness locations. He lives and works from his studio near Killin in Stirlingshire.
We came across Dave’s work when we stopped in to a shop on our way to the wonderful hotel and restaurant Monachyle Mhor near the village of Balquhidder in the Trossachs. Just before turning off the main road to the single track towards Loch Voil there is a shop called SULA. The owner, Catriona MacGeoch, shares Mhairi’s passion for Harris Tweed and there is a fantastic collection of re-upholstered furniture made on site using Harris Tweed. Anyway, on display was one of David’s limited edition 90 * 90 cm prints of his image ‘Dancer in the dark’ and I was transfixed. Also on display were some of his 20 * 30 prints, which included a fantastic image of a lone Scots Pine Tree on Loch Maree. This is included on his website in a gallery dedicated to trees. This is a passion I share and find myself constantly being drawn to the lone tree on a wild Scottish moor or loch side.
David is a professional photographer and as well as fine art and landscape provides a portrait service and runs workshops to pass on his photography skills. His website is well worth viewing and if you are in the area a visit to SULA is also recommended.