Our favourite photographer this month is Greig Stott, who talks us through his passion for his work and showcases four of his most iconic images in the gallery below.
“I am a freelance writer and photographer; I’m a city boy, a people watcher and scene seeker. I also love film and being creative with video work. Self-taught, there’s nothing flash or pretentious about my work – I like to seek out images and scenes that are a little artistic, picturesque and perhaps tell a wee story.
“I do it because I find it therapeutic and relaxing, and I also love nothing more than sharing my images with people, to perhaps give a wee glimpse or insight into how I see the world. The internet and social networking is a wonderful tool that way.
“I’m based in Dundee, but was brought up all over with my father being in the army for 22 years. Though I was born in Germany, I have lived all over the UK, including Northern Ireland, and I’ve also lived in Hong Kong. My travels have taken me across mainland Europe, South-East Asia and North America.
“When people give you positive feedback, show their appreciation by buying prints, liking and sharing your images, it’s then perfect, it really does make it all worthwhile.”
1. One of my very favourite cities, Toronto in Ontario, Canada is a beautiful metropolis with many impressive urban scenes, buildings and skyscrapers. This image here is a typical sight in the financial district of the city.
2. Rowan Gorilla VII – a massive drilling rig, that took up temporary residence in the Stannergate Dock area of the city of Dundee, Scotland in September 2010. That morning, I was just lucky enough to stumble upon it and capture it in this photograph.
3. Taken in the grounds of the Cathedral Church of St. James, Toronto in Canada. A little bit of peace and calm on a busy day. Despite the hustle and bustle, and urban chaos of the great big city, the grounds of St. James still appears to be a place of calm, where one can find a little solitude.
4. This image (taken in Elgin, Scotland) is of two of my nephews. They were just standing there reading the graffiti and I felt it was quite an inspiring moment. The thought of still believing in your childhood dreams is a very nice and inspiring one.