James Smith
Photography
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James Smith

Welcome to my website

I live on the coast of the Solway Firth in Cumbria, having moved from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides to Silloth on Solway in 2011

I became a professional landscape photographer, following several very successful exhibitions of my work, when I moved with my wife Janet, from Yorkshire to the Outer Hebrides in 1991. At this time we established the Oiseval Photographic Gallery in the village of Brue on the wild Atlantic coast of the island.

My gallery, which displayed my own work exclusively, ran very successfully for 20 years until we moved to Cumbria following semi retirement in 2011

Whilst living in the Outer Hebrides I visited all the islands in the chain, including St Kilda, on a regular basis to capture new images in all weather conditions. I never ceased to be inspired by the wonderful light and landscape I experienced, and the friendliness, warmth, and support of the Islanders.

I spend much of my time presently working in Cumbria especially along the Solway Coast and in the Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders areas. I will however always be drawn to Scotland especially the North West Highlands and most of all the Outer Hebrides which will always be close to my heart, in fact I know a piece of me is still there.

I presently sell my work worldwide from my website and also display work in a local gallery here in Cumbria. I also produce images on a regular basis for many commercial clients including Scottish Natural Heritage, Historic Scotland, and Calmac Ferries.

Main Image Traigh Shanndaigh, Nis, Eilean Leodhais.