An Solas Òir is the photography of Michael Faint. Recently shortlisted in 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 Cafe in Lochboisdale and also via this site.
Mike also provides other photographic services: stock, tuition, printing, commissions etc. Use the links to get in touch.
Sony World Photography Awards 2020, Somerset House, London. NEW DATES TBC
Talla na Mara, 'Stripes' - Solo Exhibition, Winter 2020 - more info here
Talla na Mara: Island Art For Giving. 1st - 11th October 2020
Uist Arts Association Summer Exhibition 2020 - more here
Hulabhaig: Uig Open 2020: Re-imagined Online - visit here
Uist Arts Association Summer Exhibition 2019
Bird Photographer of the Year Book 1
The Sunday Post
Knack Magazine (Belgium)
British Trust for Ornithology publications
Amateur Photographer Magazine
Norfolk Bird Reports
Web / TV
Sony World Photographer of the Year 2020 Shortlist
Bird Photographer of the Year shortlisted
Outdoor Photographer of the Year shortlisted