"Music has influenced my photography as much as landscape and culture has," says Alastair Jackson on his first solo photography exhibition.
The images are focused on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where he grew up. Now living in Ayrshire, Jackson is a regular visitor to his home island.
The works are connected to his appreciation for the post-punk band Wire. He remembers listening to the album 154 during his last two years in school, and always thought of it as seasonally located in autumn or winter.
He explains that his work does not directly reference the songs, but rather "offers up a visual representation of feelings conjured by the music and the bare, wild land and seascapes of my childhood and youth."
"It was hard to make any other connections with wider culture in those pre-internet days, so you invented your own interpretation."
"To quote music writer Jon Savage:
154 describes the distances and possibilities of post-modernism: the psychic distances thrown up by travel.
"Returning to Skye, through the eye of a lens, I learned to appreciate the distances and the space between land, sea and sky."
On Returning: An Exploration of Distance runs at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine until 30 September.
Alastair Jackson concentrates exclusively on monochrome photography. As well as the project described here, he is preparing a collaborative work on the poetry of Sorley MacLean. This will culminate in an exhibition in October the Aros Centre, Portree, as well as an audio-visual event.