Stand anywhere in Scotland and you are never more than forty miles from the sea. Perhaps its ever present nature instils a sense of belonging in people. Maybe it’s something more simple; a historical bond founded by generations of industry and food production. This is a nation whose territorial seas cover a greater area than dry land, meaning many of its population are drawn to live or work in connection with the sea.
I have travelled around Scotland to explore these diverse relationships; from industry, aquaculture, craft and public safety to the scientists paving the way for marine research. These portraits build an understanding of this individual connection between humans and the sea.
Since its completion Common Tide has been exhibited in Edinburgh and London as a set of eight high quality A3 acrylic prints.