Detail of the white Raven dress in the machair grasses

Behind the Scenes

A crucial element of Glamourie was to take our work back into the landscape that inspired it. Weather and terrain are always a risky issue but the rewards are immense if fortune smiles upon you. The venture involved finding intrepid models and crew, capable of climbing up mountains, down cliffs and across bogs. We planned three photoshoots, each to take place in the summers of 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.  On the last of these shoots photographer Rachel Keenan came along with us and documented the process that goes on behind the scenes. Here are some of the images she took along the way. Visit our CAST & CREW page to read more about the team involved in the photoshoots.

The view from the Lapwing's machair
Alice taking a rest on the Machair
James helping with the camera kit
The Eagle drying her feet
The Lapwing design on the machair
Suzi on the machair
Beth as the White Raven
Beth running from the sea

Rachel is a freelance photographer from Glasgow and is the official photographer for Caledonian MacBrayne, who run the ferry services to the Western Isles. To see more of Rachel's work click here.