I was recently approached by Occam Underwriting in London to produce a series of unique images for their office space. The brief was broad, and was left to me to come up with a theme.
After a meeting at the office and measuring up the space I set to work planning my ideas. My feeling was to give the work a biophilic feel - bringing natural landscapes and elements of nature into the city office environment. I was about to go on a road trip to Greece so was able to take some images and inspiration from this trip.
Back home I decided to visit Scotland for the next part of the commission. I have visited the West Coast of Scotland a lot recently after close friends moved up there and have long felt that it is the perfect location to capture wild vistas.
The colours produced by the natural Scottish light are simply stunning, somehow grey in Scotland doesn’t feel nearly as dreary!
I became more or less obsessed with photographing the lichen; the slate grey rocks producing the perfect back drop canvas to the mustard yellows, silvery blues and bleached out greens. Whole fields of heather in every shade of purple, blowy seascapes with their briney blues, and of course green - so many greens - I didn’t realise so many shades existed.
The next step is to collaborate with Occam Underwriting in choosing 10-15 images to hang in their offices. Some of the chosen images will be blown up to 1.5metres to create the feeling of being fully immersed in nature.
Below are the beginnings of the project as it unfolds.