‘Black Dots’ is an exploration of mountain bothies and bothy culture across the United Kingdom. Situated amidst some of the most remote and challenging landscapes, these unassuming huts are a refuge from the vast terrain that surrounds them. From day trippers to seasoned mountaineers, these stone-tents offer basic protection and shelter from the elements and have become an iconic feature of the British landscape over the past 50 years.
Bothies represent a substantial network of people from all walks of life, connected by a mutual desire to find joy and fulfilment from the great outdoors. By photographing a selection of these structures, the landscapes in which they are placed and the individuals that I encounter there, my hope is that the work will generate a wider dialogue celebrating the relationship between man and the wilderness in the 21st century.
Black Dots is provided with product support from Rab Equipment.