Creatives: Portraits by Kevin Swift

Photographer Kevin Swift at the opening of his exhibition. Photograph courtesy of Resipole Studios.

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An exhibition marking the first public showing of an
ongoing project by Scottish photographer Kevin Swift is entering its last few days at Acharacle’s Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery.

Author Alexander McCall Smith. Photograph by Kevin Swift courtesy of Resipole Studios.

For the past 18 months, Kevin has been travelling around with his camera, capturing creative people living and working in and around Ardnamurchan, Morvern and Lochaber. The resulting intimate black and white portraits of artists, writers, poets, sculptors and musicians are on display until October 31.

Many will recognise the familiar faces on display, including that of author Alexander MacCall Smith and artist John Lowrie Morrison, better known as Jolomo.

Artist Alan B Hayman in his studio in Drimnin, photographed by Kevin Swift courtesy of Resipole Studios.

Kevin Swift is a professional freelance photographer, working in film and digital formats. His passion for photography began when, as a young child, he was given his first plastic film camera.

Later, his grandmother would buy him a sturdy film camera, which he would use to learn and grow in the medium of photography.

He went on to study at Glasgow College of Building and Printing, gaining an HND in Photography and Audio Visual Production. More recently, he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Photography awarded by the University for the Creative Arts.

Resipole Studios is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-6pm. All artwork and exhibitions are available to view online at