Fine art photographer Ted Leemings elegant, precise images ask the viewer to engage with the ever shifting grace, order, and disorder of the natural world. Carefully and patiently observing the landscape as well as the built environment, Leeming has traveled across Europe, North Africa, Iceland, and Scotland, his adopted home, creating images that ask the viewer to slowly commune with his photographs rather than have all the evidence presented in an instant.
With a background in Visual Anthropology and Geography, Leemings ardent and committed environmental concerns profoundly inform his work. His recent projects focus on the interaction and impact of man on his surroundings, frequently exploring the fragility of the environment in relation to the demands of modern society.
Morag Paterson’s work incorporates photography and painting with an eye and heart that roams freely from the crevices of the earth to the furthest reaches of the universe. Her work by no means describes the landscape. Rather, its ambiguity and challenging psychology calls forth a connection to the unseen that is funneled through the world around her, barely seen, barely described, only inferring the ground we stand upon. Exploring the places in between what we actually see, and experience, on our journeys through the natural world is something that in turn transfixes, fascinates and frightens her and the contradictions manifest in the sheer elemental vitality and physicality of Morag’s visual work.
Morag is a Dark Sky Ranger in the Galloway Forest Park, a champion Axe Thrower and a competing member of the Scottish National Tamburello team, and currently spends her time between an ecological house she designed and built on a stormy Galloway hillside with her husband, fine art photographer Ted Leeming, and a five-hundred year old house they are restoring in the hills of Liguria, Italy.