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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: workshops, commercial, printing, commissions and more. Use the links or click here to get in touch. 

Exhibitions

Solo

 

2023          ​Cladach | Shore, Talla na Mara, Isle of Harris

2022          Hill of Bright Light,  Cnoc Soilleir, South Uist.  Commission for Ceòlas Uibhist & Bòrd na Gàidhlig

2022          Innse Gall, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist

2020          Twelve Stripes, Talla na Mara, Isle of Harris

 

 

Collaborative Projects

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

Group

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 OpenTaigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist 

2021      Uig Open 2021/22, Hulabhaig, Isle of Lewis

2021      Uist Arts Association Summer OpenTaigh 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 IslandTaigh 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 ExhibitionTaigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist 

Print selection

On Landscape Magazine Issue 279, Featured Photographer

Sony World Photography Awards 2020

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

 

 

Competitions

Sony World Photographer of the Year Shortlist

Bird Photographer of the Year shortlist

Outdoor Photographer of the Year shortlist

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