Hogsback Winter Celebration

It’s the #Hogsbackcelebrations this weekend from 27-29 July. There’s lots of arts, crafts, fine dining, and a whole host of activities (including a polar plunge, scavenger hunt, night meander, live music etc) taking place. I’ll be by my stand at The Edge with fifteen of my metal prints of Hogsback for sale. I hope they’re as well received as they were at #NAF18. There’s a food and crafts market from 6-10pm on Friday night at The Edge – hope to see you there!


Roddy is a self taught photographer whose first camera, a Zeiss Ikon, was bought in 1974 from a second hand dealer in Glasgow. Through the forty years since then, he's taken landscape photographs with Pentax, Olympus and FujiFilm systems for his teaching and research as a geography academic at Kenyatta and Rhodes Universities. He has always been inspired by great nature and landscape photographers such as Nick Brandt, Beth Moon, Obie Oberholzer and Hans Strand. Since taking early retirement he has been able to pursue his passion for photography, published a photobook ’Symmetry in Nature and held three solo exhibitions at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa. 

His landscape photography is about light: often at low angles, of forests, mist and clouds, the night sky and lightning. He prints on different media depending on the affects he wants to produce: brushed aluminium for reflecting angled light; Hahnemühle German Etching paper for soft diffusion; Ilford Metallic Gloss for vibrant night pictures.

His conceptual photography uses mirroring and merging of layers to explore patterns, motifs and the feminine in nature.