‘Walk in the Wild’ now on display at Wild Space Visitor Centre
Double award-winning photographer puts on first solo exhibition at Pitlochry gallery
A new exhibition by Inverness-based photographer Lewis Golbourn has just opened at the Alan Reece Gallery in Pitlochry – part of the John Muir Trust’s Wild Space visitor centre.
Entitled ‘Walk in the Wild’, the exhibition depicts some of Scotland’s most rugged and remote landscapes in all seasons, including his two prize-winning shots: ‘Epic’ (Coigach-Assynt) and Evening Skye (Trotternish). Other highlights include ‘3 Minutes’ – a snow-clad Rannoch Moor at sunrise – and ‘Sentinel’ showing Glencoe’s Buchaille Etive Mor rising out of a cloud inversion.
Lewis, a seasoned hill walker who regularly camps out in the mountains waiting for the right moment, said: “I believe that many people have lost touch with the wild places around them in the modern world. I feel blessed that I am able to bring a little of it to them, whether it’s looking at one of my photographs online, in print or on the walls of the Wild Space.
“Despite coming from the Central Belt of Scotland, I was lucky enough to be exposed to the great outdoors at an early age and that love of wild places and wild weather has never left me.
“Ever since I first went hill walking with my father as an 11 year old, I have spent so much time in the hills that I feel they are part of me.”
Lewis has two top tips for budding landscape photographers: “Always take a tripod – and check you can actually fit into your hastily bought tent before you set off…”
- Lewis Golbourn’s Walk in the Wild Exhibition is on until 30 August at the John Muir Trust’s Wild Space visitor centre in Pitlochry.