Self-taught photographer of Landscapes, Buildings, Heritage.
Off the beaten track in Scotland.
After reading Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, Oliver went into conservation and has spent his career preserving important archaeological sites around Scotland. His work takes him far from the beaten track to the many corners of Scotland most explorers don’t find. His photography considers the historical layers of a landscape: the many lives that have lived and worked in a single place for hundreds or even thousands of years. He is interested in architectural form and position within often brutal environments, and how historic design serves contemporary inhabitants. His photographs force the viewer to explore human impact on the environment and consider the importance of preserving these places for the use of many generations to come.
The COVID-19 lockdowns and subsequent travel restrictions significantly limited opportunities for exploration of Scotland's unseen landscapes and forced Oliver's work to focus on the extraordinary of the everyday. In 2020, he began experimenting with aerial photography of his local landscape, taking the format further afield as restrictions lifted to create his Aviation series.
Oliver lives in Perthshire with his wife, two children, and Rhodesian Ridgeback rescue Moss. He is a keen runner and enjoys stomping off through the heather in search of new shots and angles with a dog by his side.
Strathearn On Lockdown
23 March - 31 October 2020
Crieff Arts Festival Pop-Up
29 November - 20 December 2019
The A5 Exhibition
16 November - 20 December 2019
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Email - email@example.com
Insta - @olivergmlewis