This is Mono Photography
“It’s a vision of oceans, of vast empty beaches and fast shifting skies. It’s the click of a shutter and the long exposure wait. It’s the taming of tides and the bite of north winds. It’s bound to sea stories and verse inspired. It’s complete isolation, it’s real but not real, it’s the monochrome blues and the shoreline shuffle. It’s every part that, but most of all this… Scotland, camera, me.”
This is me. This is also the bit no-one reads.
Hello. I'm Donald Cameron. I'm Scottish and live in Scotland. I've won the odd award for my photos, including Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year, and 2nd place in the Professional Nature Landscape category of the International Photography Awards. Which is nice for me, even if no-one else cares.
I like to think my style of long exposure photography, and the absurd length of time I spend painstakingly editing an image, is my way of resisting a world in which photographs have become little more than fleeting glances in an endless stream of instafacetweets shot and viewed on telephones with someone's gormless pouty selfie face obscuring perfectly pleasant scenery. That turned into more of a rant than I was expecting. So yes, hooray for long exposures is what I'm trying to say.
My other great passion in life is watching movies. I'm a little bit obsessed with them. There's a book called 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, and I watched my way through the entire list (even Les Vampires, a seven hour silent film from 1915) in a relentless two year marathon. I then completed The New York Times 1000 Best Movies Ever Made. I'm also now writing my own screenplays, mostly comedy, because if they can do it, why can't I? Told you, obsessed.