Metro is delighted to have produced fourteen large format Giclée
prints for Metro Director Steve Macleod’s latest exhibition ‘Nil’, now showing in Caithness Horizons Gallery in Scotland.
‘Nil’ is so titled to represent the census return after World War 1 in which lists of surviving WW1 soldiers would read ‘Nil’ indicating soldiers that sadly never returned to their remote Highland settlements. Consequently many communities dependent on able-bodied young men to work the land could not support themselves, whole families migrated to the towns and the sea leaving behind the remnants of their previous lives.
The inspiration for this dramatic collection of images which Caithness born Macleod has gathered over a number of years, has arisen directly from the literary works of one the most influential Scottish writers of the early twentieth century, Neil M Gunn, who was also born in Caithness. The images document a journey through the rural landscape of the Highlands, conveying a passing and the relationship man has with the historical, cultural and industrial past and present.
Steve has been at the forefront of photographic imaging for over 20 years, collaborating with a vast network of clients. He is internationally recognised as one of the most creative photographic practitioners of his generation and is represented exclusively by Atlas Gallery in London.