Photography from the Borders

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

Working in monochrome means I can take emphasise the elements I want to draw out without worrying too much about whether it “really looked like that.”

Galleries

Landscapes

Seascapes

Manchester

Urban

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About

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 prefer to create images that reflect how I felt at the time I took the picture. Clearly there is much that is visual but its not the full story. On good days taking photographs is a bit like meditation, and I try to produce images that reflect that state of mind.

I’ll use a particular set of Photoshop functions to adjust colour, saturation, contrast and sharpness over all or part of the image. It is much more time efficient to adjust images on the computer than try and mess with the camera to set it up each time to deal with what’s in front of it.

I tend not to merge in elements from other images because they don’t fit with my perception of reality.

If my images coincide with the rules of any particular photography game, well and good, but I’m not going to lose sleep over it. Equally if someone wants to misinterpret my pictures as a representation of a visual state of affairs, and judge them accordingly that’s not my problem!

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?)

Commissions

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.

Contact

You can also get in touch with me by phone (07767 238188) or by email at nick@nickpriordesigns.com