isolation in the scottish landscape, captured by manuel alvarez diestro

isolation in the scottish landscape, captured by manuel alvarez diestro

atmospheric isolation — manuel alvarez diestro

 

considerably from asian metropolises or center jap deserts, manuel alvarez diestro turns his lens to scotland’s rolling hills and glens for his latest photographic essay. as perfectly as capturing the incomparable moody atmosphere of the scottish landscape, the spanish photographer has concentrated on the isolated dwellings that he uncovered. characterized by common stone design and pitched roofs, these remote cottages turn out to be very small specks amid the open and quietly extraordinary landscape. as the viewer, your imagination instantly starts to ponder just what it would be like to live there.


visuals by manuel alvarez diestro

 

 

‘in a way, the work suggests the insignificant scale of the constructions versus nature and the severe human isolation,’ claims manuel alvarez diestro. although traveling throughout the country, the photographer noticed how nearby inhabitants gingerly remodel their surroundings with a few trees, a compact backyard, or some fencing. these smaller interventions appear to be to carve out a feeling of household and belonging. ‘however, human existence is continue to small and successfully adapts, with treatment, to the territory,’ continues alvarez diestro.

 

during this excursion, the photographer was most intrigued to go to the outer hebrides, an archipelago found off the northwest coast of scotland and a person of the most distant destinations in the British isles. a single of these rugged and barren islands—the isle of harris—also stood in for the earth of jupiter in stanley kubrick’s epic science fiction film, 2001: a room odyssey.

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manuel alvarez diestro traveled as much as scotland’s outer hebrides

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houses seem like small specks on the rugged landscape

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the images make you surprise just what it would be like to live there

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clouds descend into the glens

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the cottages are characterised by traditional pitched roofs

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the landscape is moody and atmospheric