photographic reputation has gained international recognition as a result
of the success of his books, A Sense of Belonging to Scotland, the favourite
places of Scottish personalities, Touched by Robert Burns which was launched
by Scotlands First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Alex Salmond, at Edinburgh
Castle on St. Andrews Night in 2008 and Scotlands Still Light,
published in 2014.
Andy chaired the panel of judges for the official Homecoming Scotland Photography Competition in 2009. His images have been exhibited in the multi-million pound Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Ayrshire.
A Sense of Belonging to Scotland was used by former First Minister Jack McConnell for a ministerial visit to China and as a gift for the nominees and judges of the Robert Burns Humanitarian Awards. Ewan McGregor described it as The most beautiful collection of photographs that I have ever seen!
Andy has presented illustrated talks on his photography throughout Scotland, in London and in Brussels for Scotland Europa. His books and talks have been used at conferences and for overseas visitors to provide an insight into the beauty and diversity of Scotlands landscape.
As well as his experience as a photographer, Andy has recently retired from a teaching career which spanned 38 years. His workshops combine his photographic and his teaching skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. They allow new and developing photographers to become confident with their cameras while, at the same time, encouraging a personal artistic vision that will bring pleasure for a lifetime to come.
His book Scotlands Still Light explores the relationship between photographic imagery and Scottish literature and has been used by Scotlands First Minister and her Cabinet as a gift for visitors to and from Scotland. Sally Magnusson describes it as A masterful fusion of word and image that helps us to see a little better.
Four of the images from Andy's New York Gallery were shortlisted for the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year competition in 2015.