Working with my wife, the designer and writer, Kate Davies, I’ve produced photography for five popular knitwear collections and over 50 individual patterns. Kate’s work takes its inspiration from Scottish textile history and Scotland’s landscape: we very rarely photograph her work in a studio.  On weekends and days off, we are often to be found out and about with our camper van, scouting out locations and attempting to style and photograph knitwear in some pretty unusual settings. Surely one of the best things about the Scottish weather is that it is knitwear-appropriate all the year round?

Kate’s work is enjoyed by hand-knitters in over 60 countries worldwide, and her  audience particularly enjoys her connection to the Scottish landscape. As well as capturing the colours, texture and essential shaping elements of each design, I like to photograph each sample in a seasonally-appropriate setting which works well with Kate’s palette and inspiration.

From the first Scottish snowdrops in Spring

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To a windswept Hebridean beach

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From the drama of Loch Doine

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To the distinctively Shetland combination of croft houses and wide open spaces

The Book of Haps

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