Bill Crookston

I am obsessive about 'making' photographs. Many of my hours are spent thinking about images I would like to take and then thinking how best to go about creating them.

From about the age of 12, I realised that I could record things and that desire continues to grow within me and is largely the driving force behind my work. Over time it became clear to me that whilst I was engrossed by everything going on in space in 1968, it was landscapes that interested me most. These provided me with the greatest potential to articulate my feelings about the world, for within the landscape lay the elements of great images, and it was purely up to me to displey them in a way that I saw fitting.

Through trail and error I began to understand the style of composition and more importantly the way in which the eye and mind responds to it, a discipline, which is unending. For me, the definitive expression of photography which transcends all others; is the landscape photograph where the combination of planning and good light can convert the everyday into the awe-inspiring - from the run of the mill to the amazing.

Recording those moments which will never again recur; is a theme which I have pursued with enthusiasm, and whilst much of my work has a strong sense of place, it is always about the moment.



Abbey Mill Paisley, Scotland


Luskentyre Isle of Harris


Glasgow Skyline                                                                      Cloister Dancer Glasgow

Loch Lomond

Callanish Stones Isle of Lewis


Fork and Knife                                                                           Eye of the Future

Paddle Steamer Waverley

Winter Walk Kilmacolm, Scotland