Cianalas is a Gaelic word meaning "A deep seated sense of belonging to the place where your roots lie. Normally attributed to the Outer Hebrides. There is no sadness or melancholy in cianalas, only the realisation of what is truly important in life." I am happy to be able to finally start sharing this new project about crofters. With the Industrial and Agricultural Revolution, land became a valuable asset and changed from being a commonly used area for grazing and arable open fields that supported its residents to an asset that could bring financial profit to whoever owns it. This resulted in a displacement of farmers to the Highland coasts and the Scottish Lowlands. Since good land was scarce in those areas and the crofts that emerged as a result of the clearances could not support the needs of its new inhabitants, it resulted in landlords restricting the size of arable land to just a few acres surrounded by a shared grazing area. In 1976 crofters were given the right to buy their croft but this also opened up the market for others to buy crofting land as well. Many people drawn by the idea of living in an area surrounded by nature started buying up houses, which initialy had been part of a croft, just to use them as a holiday houses and with no intention to work the land. This move took away essential and very much needed housing for crofters. New uncertainty about essential subsidies that may be removed after a UK exit from the European Union adds to the weight already placed on the younger generation by holiday gentrification. The transfer of knowledge and culture developed over centuries is now under threat of being forever lost. —————— Archie, 13 year old Crofter from the Outer Hebrides.
First time I take a photo with @cinestillfilm and I must say that this film and a medium format camera is the best combination you can get in the analog photography world. • In the picture, my friends @strawmanandthejackdaws . • Taken with Mamiya C33 and Cinestill 50D.
As he stood by the banks, the tangents of sunshine melted on this body. The wind picked and pecked through his hair and the nature laid proud under his skin. He wasn't someone perfect. It was just the magic of golden hour.
Accidental portrait of @nahrehh on color slide film. Taken when I forgot to connect my pocket wizard onto my camera, still came out pretty good in my opinion, gotta love happy accidents. . 35mm February 2019