Ruairidh McGlynn (b. 1986) is a photographer currently based in Scotland. Drawn to the relationship between mankind and nature, McGlynn’s work is informed by an intrigue to explore new places. Often immersing himself into sparsely populated and harsh environments, he explores ideas of time, place, identity and memory. McGlynn’s work has been featured in publications such as, Condé Nast Traveller, Time magazine and Vogue Paris, and on contemporary photography platforms such as if you leave and iGNANT. His work has been exhibited internationally, including group shows in London and New York. When not at work, he can usually be found pursuing personal art projects or exploring the mountains.
Emerging land is a geological and anthropological study examining the rural landscape of Scotland. Informed by a need to venture into unknown territory, this series explores the coexistence between mankind and the land. Not focusing solely on the evidence of human kind, the images suggest rather than explain. By reimagining the past and present through alternative perspectives and unexpected scenes this work offers a departure from the media’s stereotypical view of Scotland.
To view more of Ruairidh McGlynn’s work please visit his website.