Sunday, March 22, 2020

Away from the pulsebeat

One person unlikely to be having too much difficulty with social distancing is John Maher. The former-Buzzcocks-drummer-turned-photographer has been living on the Isle of Harris since 2002.

His pictures showcasing the beauty of the Western Isles are frequently stunning - and, for anyone currently confined to the house and garden, offer very welcome escapist relief.

The images in the Nobody's Home series, depicting houses left to decay and collapse, are also poignant, symbolic of rural depopulation and the cruel passage of time - though they've had a positive impact, inspiring plans for renovation plans.

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