'Machairoids' - Polaroid Photography of The Isle of South Uist by Stan Duncan
26th October 2012 to 2nd November 2012, Studio Three, Art's Complex, St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
Adjacent to the wide shell sand beaches on the west coast of the Outer Hebridean island of South Uist exists a complex low lying fertile ecosystem known as the machair. The machair consists of wet and dry grasslands, freshwater marshlands, saltmarsh, sand dunes, and rocky beaches. The area is of prime importance to wildlife, birds, plants and photographers such as myself.
The Polaroid images in this exhibition were achieved through use of a SX-70 (Model 2) SLR camera with Polaroid integral film. My motivation in shooting 'Polaroids' was to capture the uniqueness of this environment in a unique manner. The SX-70 although designed for the purpose of preserving 'that moment in time' was chosen as this camera uses film which is likewise considered to be unique, complex and subject to change.
Stan Duncan born 1957 in Ayr. Married, father of two. Non-smoker. Long standing and until recent long suffering Manchester City FC supporter.
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