Born near Cawdor in the Scottish Highlands in 1964, I studied craft & design at Grays' School of Art in Aberdeen and graduated with honours in 1987. Specialising in sculptural ceramics I used photography as a means of recording a library of natural forms that could be translated into clay.

That fascination with the function and beauty of forms, patterns and textures that can be found in nature can be seen in my current photographic work. Using digital technology but never straying too far from traditional techniques I record the affects on the land that the people who work the rural landscapes have made over the seasons and the years.

I have been commended and shortlisted on 3 occasions in the Sony World Photography Awards. A finalist in the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year Awards and the International Garden Photographer of the Year awards and was commended in the Sunday Times Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.

I have worked with the acclaimed musician Duncan Chisholm, Visit Scotland, Dogstar Theatre and The National Theatre of Scotland among others and will consider any commissioned work.

I live in the small village of Kiltarlity in Inverness-shire and divides my time between working in the social care sector and my photography projects.

None of my photos (whole or part) may be reproduced or used in any way without my permission.
If you are interested in using any of them please contact me


Interested in prints please contact me through flickrmail

Commisioned Work

Sweetness A3 POSTER

Calum's Road

The Captains Collection Poster

Hermitage II

Commended in the Sony World Photography Awards 2011.

Songs of the Machair

Finalist in The International Garden Photographer of the Year 2010 Award.

Commended in the Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Freedom of Scotland 2009 Guide

Commisioned work

Rob and Suzanne

Wedding Photography

Waiting for the light

First book cover


Sneglens hus

Book covers

Duncan Chisholm...Farrar

Album cover

Green Isle Sunset
commended in the Sunday Times landscape photographer of the year 2008 competition

ben wyvis3

finalist in the Countryfile photographic competition 2006

Surface Interruption-Loch Ness

Shortlisted in the Sony World Photography Awards 2009

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  • Vale Furado beach and  Canyon, Alcobaça. by silvinodasilvaphotography
  • The City of Virginia Beach, Virginia by kateatkinson1
  • Ice of Rannoch moor by FireDance ~ Liz - Mostly Off

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    Alpine Light & Structure says:

    "Of another flickr member, he wrote "Such wonderful mountain shots and so obviously at home in his environment!" Well, those kind words apply in equal measure to Colin Campbell himself. Not everybody has the artist's eye and the skills to bring out the power of Highland landscapes, but if you want to find out how it's done, you could start by studying and appreciating the images in these galleries ...."

    December 7th, 2009

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    Lost in Scotland says:

    "I lived in Scotland for 6.5 years and loved every minute. Now living back in the States, I visit Colin's photo stream almost every day to dull the ache that cuts through my heart for distant home. Colin is able to capture the true spirit of Scotland with every picture. He visually articulates for most of us why we love Scotland. Thanks Colin...much respect and admiration..LiS"

    June 19th, 2008

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    "I find visiting Colin's photosteam such a pleasure. Dreams are made of places that Colin takes me to.
    Colin, I like travelling with you. Thank you."

    March 4th, 2008

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    rita vita finzi says:

    "I wish to write something about colin's work because is a way to thank him for the beautiful works he shares here on flickr.
    everytme I visit his photostream I find something beautiful: he has so a particular, original way to approach nature, in all its aspects ... theese are the shots I prefer, sometimes wild and sometimes .. lunar!, with gorgeous close up and superb water images, amazing colours and exquisite black and white ...
    nice to have met you, my friend!"

    December 26th, 2007

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    lachlansear says:

    "Fabulous photos, brilliantly processed, wonderfully composed, selectively posted... each photo is a treasure, a desktop-wallpaper in waiting, and inspiration to grab my camera and go and shoot some more! Keep up the inspiring work..."

    November 18th, 2007

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    Daren Smith says:

    "I always look forward to seeing Colins work, and when it appears I am filled with thoughts of envy and awe. Colin has an empathy with his land and camera that not many people have. Your a real inspiration Colin, thank you."

    May 22nd, 2007

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    bothy photo says:

    "Happy hours with bruiach1's photostream leave me considering him as much Artist as Photographer. Lacking knowledge of photographic techniques, I see his offerings more as lovely pictures than as photos: pictures that enthral and captivate the senses.

    He observes and faithfully records the beauty of small and trivial things which, by others, might well pass unnoticed. His grander scenes record the natural ( and sometimes architectural) beauties of our land in a way which lets us feel, and almost smell and hear, the place in which he stands.

    Looking for example at his "High land road", you know where next you will plant your weary feet, you can hear the silence in the hill and feel the threat and promise of what lies ahead.

    bruiach1, I thank you for much pleasure."

    October 26th, 2006

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