Alistair Hamilton

Photography • Purple Route

I use photography to explore pattern, detail and texture in the natural and human-made environment. My subjects are often things in plain sight that many people overlook. I want my work to give others an idea of how I see the world.

Images of studio
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My Practice

The most important technique I use is observation – continually looking at the world around me.

I use photographic techniques to create work that is varied but is seldom a simple photograph of something. My work is not representational; it consists of images in their own right.

I start with an image captured in a camera. This is not an end product: the processing I do later in my studio is as important as what I do with a camera.

Tools & Materials

I do not use my studio for taking photographs; it is where I make camera images into finished pieces. There, I use a computer, large monitors, a printer, and software to visualise and process images.

I have a pigment ink-jet printer to make the final pieces, using archival ink and paper. My paper is from manufacturers (Canson, Hahnemühle) who have been supplying artists for centuries.

Examples of work
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Spring Fling Activity

I can show visitors how I work with images in the studio, giving demonstrations of the way I process digital images to create final printed work. Time permitting, I can make prints for visitors on request.

I often work with a limited palette of desaturated colours. However, I have decided to produce some work that is brighter and more upbeat that I hope people will find uplifting.

Spring Fling Friends Offer

10% discount for friends. Prize draw.

Studio 25


17 Castle Street, , Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JA



There is one very small step at our entrance door. The rest of the studio is all on one level. Access to the smaller back room is narrow. On-street parking right outside.

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Parking
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Open through the year by appointment

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