Much of my photography is spontaneous in nature – wandering, exploring, discovering, and observing – often in everyday places.
Out of the Ordinary developed from this approach, and reflects my interest in people’s relationship and interaction with their environment. The series explores the kind of places that most of us walk or drive past every day – often places where the infrastructure of human habitation interacts with the natural environment. These are dynamic landscapes, constantly being altered, and part of the fascination for me is the element of chance involved – stumbling upon scenes that often look very different the following month, day or even hour. I view the images very much as a celebration of our social landscapes.
I have been working on the project for nearly 10 years and for me it has become a journey through everyday Scotland.
I am a photographer and publisher based in the Scottish Highlands. My photography explores both natural and human environments, and often the interaction between the two. Through my work I try to reflect on our relationship with our surroundings.
I am often drawn to ordinary, everyday places – whether in an urban or rural setting – seeking to document and find interest in the common-place.
(c) Photographs and text by Iain Sarjeant