An Solas Òir is the photography of Michael Faint.  Shortlisted for the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards, Mike established An Solas Òir (The Golden Light ) in 2019.  


His work is a contemporary view of the life and landscape of the Outer Hebrides using abstraction, minimalism and more traditional views.

Born in Scotland and having lived throughout the UK he now lives with his wife on the Island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.


Selected works are chosen for display and sale at his gallery space at the Skydancer Art Café in Lochboisdale and also via this site.

Mike also provides other photographic services: commercial, stock, tuition, printing, commissions etc.  Use the links, or click here, to get in touch.


Talla na Mara, ' Twelve Stripes' - Solo Exhibition, ON NOW - more info here

Sony World Photography Awards 2020, Somerset House, London.  NEW DATES TBC

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

Taigh Chearsabhaig: 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

Bird Photographer of the Year Book 1

The Observer

The Guardian

The Sunday Post

Stuttgart Paper

Knack Magazine (Belgium)

Birdwatch Magazine

British Trust for Ornithology publications

Amateur Photographer Magazine

Norfolk Bird Reports

Web / TV

BBC Autumnwatch 

Springwatch Unsprung



Sony World Photographer of the Year 2020 Shortlist

Bird Photographer of the Year shortlisted

Outdoor Photographer of the Year shortlisted

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