Alistair Hamilton was born in Glasgow and has lived and worked in North Wales since 1994.
Given his first camera at the age of six or seven, Alistair has been taking photographs ever since. In the last few years, he has moved from working mainly in monochrome on film, to colour and monochrome digital imaging. He likes to be involved in the all steps in the production of an image from taking the photograph to producing the final print.
When photographing outdoors, Alistair typically works spontaneously, with compact, hand-held cameras (never on a tripod), carries a minimum of equipment, and rarely spends much time setting up a picture. He will also photograph work of other artists for use in making prints or cards, or submission to exhibitions.
A European Patent Attorney by profession, Alistair has no formal training in photography, other than an “O”-level obtained over 35 years ago! He has particular admiration for the work of Edward Weston, Fay Godwin, Tom Wood, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Daidō Moriyama.
His work has been shown at the Black Sheep Gallery in Hawarden, three times in the North Wales Open exhibition at Theatr Clwyd, Mold, the Gwynedd Open Art Exhibition, Chester Grosvensor Biennial, St Mary’s Church in Mold and several shows staged by FVACN. He takes part in Helfa Gelf (Eurgain Studio).
Phone: 01352 840891