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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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

The stories behind some of my pictures

Influences and motivations

This website and opinions

I’ve put this website together as a place to develop, record and share some of my thoughts about photography. You’ll find very little technical content on these pages – others do that sort of thing much better.

You’ll also not find too much about the camera hardware I use. It just really doesn’t matter! The images on the site were created by a variety of cameras including Canon DSLRs, Canon and Fuji compacts, and an inexpensive secondhand Samsung mobile phone, and even that’s probably more than you need to know.

I’m not entirely sure it needs saying but the opinions expressed in these articles are mine (who else?); any errors or egregious content are mine alone.


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


Nick Prior Photography is featured on the Fotobuddies website. This site is dedicated to sharing the work of a number of Scottish photographers, mostly based in the Borders and Edinburgh.

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