In August 2013 we set sail from Stromness on our second Sea Change expedition, aboard Lerwick community boat The Swan, with a crew of 27 artists, scientists and informers. More ›

The Crew

The expedition crew of 27 includes a wide range of scientific and creative folk.
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Video highlights

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Structural Integrity

Structures old. Memories lost in generations past. Weathered beyond repair. Their architectural meaning lost or changed. Abandonment occurred, of rock once fashioned in to human dwellings. Where once a fire burnt in the hearth bright, strong. Rain now pools. The insides of these roofless dwellings whipped by winds and hail. What stories exits in the... Read more ›


Part of my research, before heading up to (and subsequently down from) Shetland, was in to lighthouses, in particular the Lighthouses built by the Stevenson family from around 1787-1937 for the Northern Light House Board (NLB). The need for lighthouses grew mainly out of the need to stem the loss of cargo and shipping and... Read more ›

Landscape Ingress

Before I left, I took the opportunity to go for a hike along the coast from Scalloway. As I was shooting photos I came to realise that I was looking at a landscape that in the main was untouched by human hands over a millennia. However every frame I shot, I noticed that each one... Read more ›

Nano Incursion

As I was hiking around the coast near Scalloway, I walked round the small bay by the Point of the Pund. There was a salmon farm there, and at first glance the area is magnificent in its drama and natural beauty.  One had to wonder what this tiny little insignificant cove’s narrative was.  I imagined... Read more ›

A leave before

Crew listen
“Gorm you should come on the Expedition!”  Those were Cape Farewell Director, David Buckland’s words to me as I shot photographs of Michèle Noach’s The Flower At The Top Of The World event at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre.  That was back in mid May.This was a once in a life time opportunity to go... Read more ›

Changing Crews

As the first crew leaves, the new crew arrives and waits. They pass over with some music, wine and food.


To get to the beginning of my trip upon The Swan, I feel acutely aware of my energy footprints. No more so than upon the Aberdeen – Lerwick ferry.