Nov 18 2011 by Stuart Wilson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
HE’S won praise around the globe for his photography.
Now Hamish Scott-Brown will put some of his best work on display – on the internet.
The Ayrshire lensman, who already boasts two fellowships, is renowned as a leader of his field.
Having worked with some of the industry’s top names, Hamish now splits his time between Ayr and Italy shooting bespoke weddings and landscape images.
And his latest work, captured in Tuscany’s abandoned mental asylums, is set to draw a worldwide audience.
For the sought-after snapper is ready to take his unique work to all four corners of the world.
Hamish explained: “This exhibition will be something different because it is entirely online.
“I love the thought of everyone being able to access art, no matter where they’re from or who they are.
“Online exhibitions, which are now becoming more popular, are giving more people the chance to do just that.”
Hamish spent two years shooting his project in the former mental asylums, which helped him land top accolades within the industry.
Two fellowships followed from the British Institute of Professional Photography and the Master Photographers Association.
And Hamish, of Drongan, said: “They were really the equivalent of lifetime achievement awards, which I was receiving straight away for the quality of that project.
“I wanted to explore the places that people have to live – the only places they know as home – and focused on these former mental asylums.
“The pictures are quite dark and moody and, I admit, they’re not the kind of images you’d automatically want to put on your lounge wall.
“But there seems to be an attractive quality about them that is drawing people in because they are selling.
“This exhibition is the culmination of two years work in Italy and is something I’m very proud of.”
Hamish’s work will be on display from November 19 until December 23 at the Green Chair Gallery online.
For more information, visit www.greenchair-gallery.co.uk