The prevailing image of rural Scotland is dominated by historical context and nostalgia, concealing the reality of daily life and the extent of human influence on the landscape.
Seeking a more informed representation of his native country, Mat spent three years documenting the remote communities and terrain of the Central Highlands. Through this he witnessed modern life thriving on the cusp of isolation, and the inherent bond between the people, their animals, and this rugged environment.
About Mat —
Mat Hay is a Scottish fine art and commercial photographer based in Edinburgh, working across the U.K., Europe, and North America. After receiving a BA(Hons) in Photography and Film from Edinburgh Napier University in 2013.
He spent several years in London developing his practice while working with several acclaimed and internationally recognised artists and brands. Since University, both his creative and commercial work has continued to gain recognition, being selected for several awards, while being published and exhibited in Europe, East Asia, Australasia, and North America.