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.  In 2020 I was shortlisted for the World Photography Awards and exhibited throughout the Western Isles, further exhibitions are planned for this year and further into the future.

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, working title 'Reprise', August 2023

     Cnoc Soilleir, Dalabrog, South Uist. Early 2022. Commission for Ceòlas Uibhist.  Work in progress here

Uist Arts Association Summer Open 2021

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

Talla na Mara, ' Twelve Stripes' - Solo Exhibition, October 2020 - March 2021

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

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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