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. Autumn 2022. Commission for Ceòlas Uibhist. Work in progress here
Taigh Chearsabhagh, Innse Gall, 11 March - 30 April 2022.
Uist Arts Association Winter Open 2021
Uist Arts Association Summer Open 2021
The Sea From Here. Online exhibition curated by David Cass. View here
Talla na Mara, Twelve Stripes, October 2020 - March 2021
Sony World Photography Awards 2020, Somerset House, London. Cancelled.
Talla na Mara: Island Art For Giving. 1st - 11th October 2020
Hulabhaig: Uig Open 2020: Re-imagined Online - visit here
Uist Arts Association Summer Exhibition 2019
Sony World Photography Awards 2020 (Limited run of 80)
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