Alexander Lindsay

Scotland

Bonnie Broukit Bairn

 

14 August – 25 September

 

The Bonnie Broukit Bairn

Mars is braw in crammasy,
Venus in a green silk goun,
The auld mune shak’s her gowden feathers,
Their starry talk’s a wheen o’ blethers,
Nane for thee a thochtie sparin’
Earth, thou bonnie broukit bairn!
– But greet, an’ in your tears ye’ll droun
The haill clanjamfrie! 

The Beautiful Neglected Child

Mars is handsome in crimson,
Venus in a green silk gown,
The old moon shakes her golden feathers,
Their starry talk’s a load of nonsense,
Not for you the slightest concern,
Earth, you beautiful neglected child,
– But weep, and in your tears you’ll drown,
The whole rowdy mob!

Hugh MacDiarmid (1892 – 1978)

 

 

Alexander Lindsay’s landscape photographs straddle the territory between romantic interpretation and scientific documentation. Unconcerned with deception, ‘it’s not about what I can create but what I can capture’, he says.

Lindsay’s aim is to transport his audience to experience the magnificence of nature’s form as he does at the moment of photographic capture. To give witness to splendour. Working in receding wilderness regions around the world he leads us on a journey of wonder and perhaps regret at the loss of our rapidly shrinking unspoilt lands. Hugh McDiarmid’s poem ‘The Bonnie Broukit Bairn’ (The Beautiful, Neglected Child), written with extraordinary prescience in 1925, resonates with Lindsay who witnesses at close hand the importance and fragility of our natural world slipping through our fingers.

Lindsay’s Scottish landscapes follow his photographic expeditions on other continents, which in turn followed his evolving career as war cameraman and Titanic shipwreck photographer and film-maker.  For him there is no landscape more beguiling, complex and mysterious than that of his homeland. He seeks to capture transition in this most kinetic of lands: the sudden gleam of light on the ocean horizon; evaporating mist in the woodlands; birdflight over a loch’s islets.

Lindsay prints his own works following his painstaking photographic process, using multiple images to create epic-scale, often panoramic visual experiences with a resolution and depth of focus that is incredibly immersive, truthful and beautiful.

Coinciding with McDiarmid’s poetic warning, the American photographer Ansel Adams began his lifelong quest to photograph the American landscape. His magnificent prints were presented to Congress and directly effected US National Parks policy. Scotland today has the opportunity to become an environmental beacon of hope and a role model in nature conservation, if it so chooses. Photography at its best has the power to help us understand the significance of place, and it is Lindsay’s intention to give inspiration and remind us of the incredible gift of wilderness and beauty we have on our doorstep.

Lindsay’s work has been exhibited internationally and his prints are included in major private, corporate and museum collections in the US, UK and Europe.

 

 


Artworks

All works are available in 3 sizes.

Prices range from £2,850 – £6,950