Photography from the Borders

My photographs, as you’ll soon tell, are mainly monochrome. I find the colours of the countryside where we live in the Scottish Borders tend to disguise the lines and structures that interest me most. They’re all covered in green!

Going to monochrome means I can take liberties with the balance of colours and emphasise the elements I want to draw out without worrying too much about whether it “really looked like that.”





News and Articles


I’ve been taking photographs for more years than I care to remember. I have a particular inclination to monochrome and architecture. However I am beginning to appreciate the colours and the wide open landscapes of our newly adopted environment.

My interests are fairly broad and I hope to build a number of online galleries of pictures. It all depends where our travels take us next. Some of the pictures are the outcomes of photographic projects. Some short term, some more drawn out. The aim is to provide a little more context than is usual on a website like this.

Recently I moved back north, to Kelso in the Scottish Borders that I first experienced back in the 1980’s. Having spent the intervening years in Manchester, the pace of life in the Borders is taking some getting used to!

This website

I will be gradually building up a number of articles and opinion pieces in this website. I’m not entirely sure it needs saying but the opinions expressed in these pieces are mine (who else?)


I am very happy to take on photographic commissions. So if you have a project you think I might be suitable for, please just get in touch.

Website Design

I also design websites and advise on strategies for making the most of the internet. Find out more at the Nick Prior Designs website.

Crossing Borders

Nick Prior Photography can also be found on the Crossing Borders website, along with a wide range of other artists and craft makers, all based either side of the England – Scotland borderline.


You can also get in touch with me by phone (07767 238188) or by email at