Acclaimed photographer turns lens on Aberdeenshire

Colin Prior with a Be Part of the Picture bag while on location recently at Concordia, in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan, with K2 mountain in the background
Colin Prior with a Be Part of the Picture bag while on location recently at Concordia, in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan, with K2 mountain in the background

Renowned photographer, Colin Prior, will capture unique aspects of Aberdeenshire in a series of iconic images commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council’s Be Part of the Picture programme.

One of the UK’s most respected photographers, Colin is known for his panoramic images which have captured the beauty of some of Scotland and the world’s wildest and most remote areas.

The photographer is now turning his lens on Aberdeenshire, to create a suite of photographs showcasing the area as a place of natural beauty, unique heritage and home to high-quality industries, which will be used to boost Aberdeenshire’s profile around the world.

In preparation for the final shoot in Aberdeenshire, Colin has been working with residents, drawing on their local knowledge to help identify the best locations and vantage points, travelling on foot, by air and by sea to assist his research.

Colin said: “I am really pleased to be working with the Be Part of the Picture programme to challenge perceptions of Aberdeenshire and showcase the features of the region which highlight its unique nature and set it apart from the surrounding areas and the rest of Scotland.

“In producing a refreshed image bank, we are focusing not just on the stunning natural backdrops that Aberdeenshire is already known for, but also studying some of the area’s major and unique industries, using creativity to bring a new identity to Aberdeenshire’s most important assets.”

Be Part of the Picture is Aberdeenshire’s creative placemaking programme which is focussed on building local economies and community pride throughthe culture and creativity of Aberdeenshire.