During the summer season the Duomo, the narrow stone streets, shops and piazzas of Barga Vecchia must have been photographed many thousands of times but one of the photographers who returned many times with his trusty Nikon and Hasselblad camera was not after any tourist shots of the Duomo to take back to show friends and relatives what their holiday location was like.
In fact the photographer Hamish Scott-Brown moved from his native Scotland to Barga a number of years ago and has been steadily building up a large and comprehensive body of work which focuses on the city and its inhabitants.
These images are part of a continuing project which he has called a visual phenomenological research exploring ‘home’ and what we consider ‘homeliness'” and is for his MA in photography at the University of Cumbria in the UK:
I’m a photography graduate from Bournemouth & Poole, that eventually left London. I then began a career in teaching and now work with a fabulous remote, online team as Senior Lecturer and Pathway leader, within the Faculty of Ed. at Anglia Ruskin University, England.
I live and mainly work from our house in the mountains above Lucca in Tuscany, where I have a small studio. We also have a place in Ayrshire,Scotland where my wife is Director of ‘Creative Industries’ at Ayr College. Fiona is also a graduate from The Glasgow School of Art and a practising artist in her own right. Her site is here
Photography was, is, and will remain my huge passion. – Hamish Scott-Brown
Hamish Scott-Brown’s site with a gallery showing many of his images can be seen here
Click on the link below to hear an interview with Hamish about his work on the MA course – “Visual phenomenological research exploring ‘home’ and what we consider ‘homeliness'”
podcast removed 17th february 2009