Photographer Andy Hall will be signing copies of his new book ‘Scotland’s Still Light’ at Stonehaven Library next weekend.
The well known Stoney man will be meeting the public on Saturday, December 21, from 10am till 2pm prior to the official release in February 2014.
Andy’s photographic reputation has gained international recognition as a result of the success of his books - A Sense of Belonging to Scotland, the favourite places of Scottish personalities and Touched by Robert Burns, which was launched by Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, at Edinburgh Castle on St Andrew’s Night in 2008.
Sir Alex Ferguson said: “Any photographic work by Andy Hall takes your breath away.
‘‘This recent book demonstrates his love of Scotland and highlights the mystic beauty and raw energy of our country.”
A resident of Stonehaven, Andy has spent 20 years capturing the characteristic clear light of his local area (where he conducts photography tuition weekends) and throughout Scotland.
He has presented illustrated talks on his photography in Scotland, London and in Brussels for Scotland Europa. His books and talks have been presented at conferences and for overseas visitors to provide an insight into the beauty and diversity of Scotland’s landscape.
Andy told the Leader of his excitement that his new book was ready for the festive season: “I’m delighted to have Scotland’s Still Light published and ready for Christmas - just!
‘‘I look forward to signing personal messages for everyone.
“I’ve been working on the book for four years and I’m very, very proud of it. With several Kincardineshire images, I’m sure it will be well-received and I look forward to meeting Mearns folk at Stonehaven Library on the 21st to give it it’s first airing.”
A Sense of Belonging to Scotland was used by former First Minister Jack McConnell for his ministerial visit to China in 2004.
Ewan McGregor described it as “the most beautiful collection of photographs of Scotland that I have ever seen!”
Andy chaired the panel of judges for the official Homecoming Scotland Photography Competition in 2009.
His images have been exhibited in the new multi-million pound Robert Burns Birthplace Museum which opened in 2010.
Scotland’s Still Light is a collection of atmospheric photographic images, each accompanied by an extract of poetry or prose from Scottish Literature. These have been selected by Andy to convey a sense of place in a variety of locations in Scotland.
Scotland’s Still Light will be published by Luath Press in Edinburgh. The foreword is by actor Brian Cox.