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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: commercial, tuition, printing, commissions etc.  Use the links or click here to get in touch. 




Talla na Mara - Cladach | Shore, August 1st - 31st 2023

Cnoc Soilleir, South Uist. September 2022 - February 2023. Commission for Ceòlas Uibhist & Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Taigh Chearsabhagh, Innse Gall, 11 March - 30 April 2022. 

Talla na Mara - Twelve Stripes, October 2020 - March 2021


Uist Arts Association Summer Show, 2 July - 6 August 2022

Uist Arts Association Winter Open 2021

Hulabhaig, Uig Open 2021/22

Uist Arts Association Summer Open 2021

The Sea From Here.  Online exhibition curated by David Cass.  View here

Sony World Photography Awards 2020, Somerset House, London.  Cancelled.

Talla na Mara:  Island Art For Giving.  1st - 11th October 2020

Taigh Chearsabhagh: Imagining An Island Open Call - on line gallery here
Uist Arts Association Summer Exhibition 2020 - more here

Hulabhaig: Uig Open 2020: Re-imagined Online - visit here

Uist Arts Association Summer Exhibition 2019

Print selection

Sony World Photography Awards 2020 (Limited run of 80)

Bird Photographer of the Year Book 1

The Observer

The Guardian

The Sunday Post

Highland Press & Journal

Stuttgart Paper

Knack Magazine (Belgium)

Birdwatch Magazine

British Trust for Ornithology publications

Amateur Photographer Magazine


Web / TV

BBC Autumnwatch 

Springwatch Unsprung

BBC Alba




Sony World Photographer of the Year Shortlist

Bird Photographer of the Year shortlist

Outdoor Photographer of the Year shortlist

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