Scotland's Mountain Landscape
- Craig Aitchison
- 18 Oct 2018
Wild Light is a stunning panoramic exploration of the Scottish landscape by photographer Craig Aitchison, winner of the inaugural Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
Produced over seven years and shot entirely using a traditional Hasselblad film camera, this remarkable body of work captures the essence of the Scottish wilderness through the seasons and portrays the Highlands and Islands at their most beautiful.
Featuring over eighty panoramas, this book celebrates the rich natural heritage, incredible geodiversity and varied landscape for which Scotland is internationally renowned. Among a glittering cast of many are the dramatic heights of Suilven, An Teallach and Aonach Eagach, and the otherworldly landscapes of the Lairig Ghru in the Cairngorms and Glen Etive.
Craig Aitchison’s Wild Light will delight anyone who treasures the Scottish mountain landscape.
Wild Light is shortlisted for the Scottish Nature Photography Awards. Click HERE to cast your vote.
Craig Aitchison is an award-winning photographer specialising in panoramic images of the Scottish Highlands. Craig has spent twenty-five years walking and exploring in the beauty of Scotland’s mountains, glens and lochs. Combining a passion for the wild with an affinity for traditional film photography, Wild Light is Craig’s second book, following the acclaimed The Highlands: Land & Light (Frances Lincoln, 2012). The inaugural winner of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year, Craig strives to capture images of the wild land and light from some of the remotest regions of his home country. He lives in Glasgow with his young family.
- Title: Wild Light
- Subtitle: Scotland's Mountain Landscape
- Author: Craig Aitchison
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-911342-81-6
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 18 October 2018
- Edition: First
- Size: 250mm x 300mm
- Extent: 160 pages, full colour throughout
- Cover: Hardback
- Weight: 1,200g
- Retail price: £25
'If the evidence of Craig Aitchison's work in this magnificent book is anything to go by, it's a process that slows you down and allows you to appreciate the landscape to the full: and in the hands of a master it's a process that allows you to capture the Scottish mountain landscape in a way that evokes joy, longing and wonder. Buy this book.'
– Ken Lussy, Undiscovered Scotland
'It must be a huge gamble by Vertebrate to publish this book, and knowing a little of how much it must have cost to put together, I do hope it is successful for it really does justice to the finest mountain scenery we have in the UK.'
– Dennis Grey, Footless Crow