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Lord Macdonald's Forest, Isle of Skye
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Lord Macdonald's Forest, Isle of Skye 1947

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This is one of eight photographs of Skye that Bill Brandt published in the monthly magazine Lilliput in November 1947. On his occasional visits to Scotland during the 1940s he created some magical photographs of the country, forming a contrast to his early documentary work on the city. This is not a pretty postcard view of the Highlands but a vision of the awesomeness of nature. The printing technique Brandt has used erases the detail of the landscape but increases the contrast between dark and light, and big and small, intensifying the way in which we experience this image.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 254.1
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 33.20 x 28.90 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2000