Approved: 16.08.2006

Nick Holmes Photography

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts :

I have been watching water for very many years.

My colour photographs are the selective results of an on-going exploration of the ephemeral
interfaces between water, air, light, rock/sand.

Discovered details depict a revelation of the infinite modes of fractal relationships. The harmony

of the observed sea-scape mirrors the ordered chaos of its minute constituents. The

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  • Location: Nr Tobermory, Scotland
  • Activities: Private commissions, Photographic documentation
  • Categories: Environment, Photography, Research
 

Biography

Concepts : I have been watching water for very many years. My colour photographs are the selective results of an on-going exploration of the ephemeral interfaces between water, air, light, rock/sand. Discovered details depict a revelation of the infinite modes of fractal relationships. The harmony of the observed sea-scape mirrors the ordered chaos of its minute constituents. The random interactions generate natural form and are the genesis of the image. The streams and shore of the Island of Mull are the sites/sights of acts of creation -nature's and mine. Influences: Chaos theory, dynamics of water, photography of Eliot Porter and David Muench. Areas of work: Exhibiting Lecturing Private commissions Heritage Images Research

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions:

2009 - Sea Margins, The Gallery @ Mussel Inn, Glasgow

2008- Signs of a Life, An Tobar Arts Centre, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

1993 - Watermarks, Fotofeis Scotland, Carthouse Gallery, Calgary, Mull

1987 - Images of Water, Bosegebouw Beerschoten, Nederland

Group exhibitions:

2013 - Pittenweem Art Festival, Fisher Gallery

2011 - Scottish Photographers, ATTFIFE, Glenrothes Halls " FOTOSPACE ", Glenrothes

2006 - Ar Creideamh  - "Our Face" 2, An Tobar Arts Centre, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

2005 - "Our Face" - Portraits of Muileachs, Mitchell Library, Glasgow

1996 - Island Artists, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews

Residencies:

2009 - Isabella Bird : " A Lady's Life..." Revisited, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA

Public commissions:

2006 - Official Photographer, Arts Festival, Pittenweem, Fife

2005 - Official Photographer, Isabella Bird Clock Tower Centenary, Tobermory, Mull

Competitions, prizes and awards:

2010 - Scottish Nature Photography Awards shortlist, Scottish Nature Photography Awards, Touring Exhibition

1987 - " Mull : From Past To Present For The Future ", Glenfiddich " Living Scotland " Award, Edinburgh