Welcome to An Solas Òir - I'm Michael Faint, a photographer based in the Outer Hebrides.
Born in Scotland and having lived throughout the UK I now live with my wife on the Island of South Uist. I have exhibited throughout the Western Isles and in 2020 I was shortlisted for the World Photography Awards.
Selected works are chosen for display and sale at my gallery space at the Skydancer Art Café in Lochboisdale, prints are also available via this site.
I can provide other photographic services: workshops, commercial, printing, commissions and more. Use the links or click here to get in touch.
2020 Twelve Stripes, Talla na Mara, Isle of Harris
2023 Orasaigh - A Poetry and Photography collaboration with Steve Ely
Exhibition: Cnoc Soilleir, South Uist, Summer 2023
Exhibition: Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist, Winter 2023/4
Book: Broken Sleep Books, Summer 2024
2023 Uist Arts Association Summer Show, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
2023 Island Art For Giving, Talla na Mara, Isle of Harris
2022 Uist Arts Association Summer Show, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
2021 Uist Arts Association Winter Open, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
2021 Uist Arts Association Summer Open, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
2020 The Sea From Here. Online exhibition curated by David Cass. View here
2020 Sony World Photography Awards , Somerset House, London.
2020 Island Art For Giving, Talla na Mara, Isle of Harris
2020 Imagining An Island, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
2020 Uist Arts Association Summer Exhibition, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
2020 Uig Open: Re-imagined Online, Hulabhaig, Isle of Lewis
2019 Uist Arts Association Summer Exhibition, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
On Landscape Magazine Issue 279, Featured Photographer
Sony World Photography Awards 2020
Bird Photographer of the Year Book 1
The Sunday Post
Highland Press & Journal
Knack Magazine (Belgium)
British Trust for Ornithology publications
Amateur Photographer Magazine
Web / TV
Sony World Photographer of the Year Shortlist
Bird Photographer of the Year shortlist
Outdoor Photographer of the Year shortlist