|Hi There, I’m Michael Gallacher, that is my shadow just above. Most days I walk about with a camera. I tend to wander off the beaten track to find a different angle on the everyday.
Being in the outdoors and on location is one of the best parts of my work. A location may be from a commission or a site where I’ve spotted something that I’d like to capture. I enjoy creating images that capture the natural environment. I tend to capture images that capture mood through light and composition.
I’m based within the Highlands alongside my partner Helen, although I’m known to go further afield when work or travel gives that opportunity.
I’ll take photos at any time of day, it really depends on what I’m aiming to convey in my work or what I’ve been commissioned to do. Otherwise I’ll be out in my garden or reading a book at home with a nice cuppa tea.
At a location, I’ll take time to get my view and compose my shots. If I need to revisit a site, I’ll do that to capture the elements that drew me to that location.
I don’t see myself as a gear geek, I use whatever works for me.
I use a Fujifilm XT1 camera
A small collection of lenses (Fujifilm, Nikon, and some old Minolta lenses),
and lastly filters, flashes, reflectors and tripods.
Follow me on social media, or if you want to find out more about my work on location, please get in touch. I’m happy to continue meeting up with folk who are interested in my work and those who also purchase work.
Over the last few years my work has been used in a number of papers, magazines, websites and blogs;
DIY (This is fake DIY),
The New Yorker,
News of the World.
I studied Geology at University.
One of the parts of the course that
I loved was Structural Geology.
All the folds in Rocks,
small scale to large scale.
Rocks get twisted
and folded over time and depth.
The patterns created can be quite stunning.
After just over 15 years of working in IT Services in Glasgow for various organisations, private sector, public sector, charities, nurseries, care and support organisations and others. I left that all behind and along with my partner, we moved to just outside of Tain.