Nick Prior: Photography from the Borders

A camera is 
a tool you can use 
to learn how to see 
 -without a camera

Dorothea Lange

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In praise of trees

It might seem a bit odd starting an article on trees with something that is most certainly not a tree. For me though, it’s a tree in all but name.

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Clifton Hill, Kelso photo by Nick Prior



Nick Prior


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 in the Scottish Borders.

I do not document anything,
I give an interpretation. 

Andre Kertesz
Monochrome image of the Town Walls at Berwick upon Tweed

Don’t ask me about my camera settings

When you start out it sometimes feels like other photographers are deliberately hiding the details of their craft from you. It takes a little time to realise that the most important feature of the camera is the viewfinder.

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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