After lots of soul searching about why I am drawn to the Road to Elgol and its depiction through monochrome images, I have now started to think about who my audience(s) might be. I think the short answer is first and foremost it is me. It is my personal journey, they are my reflections, my choices about tools and image making and it is a voyage of discovery to learn more about myself through The Road to Elgol.

 Not surprisingly, the Isle of Skye has a large number of resident photographers and artists and many of them depict the Island in saturated colours, with famous viewpoints and in a way that will appeal to the many tourists that visit the Island. However, the Island has very changeable, stormy weather with the resultant changes of light and photographic opportunities that few choose to capture. In a day on Skye you are likely to have some sun but also, snow, rain, wind and darkness. Many of the residents of the Island and those that regularly travel the Road to Elgol will recognise the mystery, moody and dramatic depictions captured in my images if not necessarily the meaning (for me) behind them. I believe that the people of Skye will be interested in my images, will recognise a story less told about the dramatic changes of light and darkness and some of them may prefer this type of image to the one generally provided to the tourist market. In my work on the Road to date there has certainly been a great deal of interest in my story, lots of information imparted about the Road and a genuine sense of engagement with the project.

I look forward to thinking more about my audience(s) as I progress with my work and start to consider the most relevant outputs for my images.

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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