The Darkest Dawn: the Iolaire disaster

By John MacLean, 03/11/18:

 

A new book on the sinking of the Iolaire has been launched at Faclan Book Festival in Stornoway.

The Darkest Dawn tells the story of all those on board the Iolaire and the shattering effect on the community after the sinking occurred on the morning of 1st January 1919, at the Beasts of Holm by the entrance to Stornoway harbour.

Author Malcolm Macdonald (pictured here on the right, with Roddy Murray, head of visual arts and literature at An Lanntair) worked on completion of the book for four years after the untimely death of co-author, local historian Donald John Macleod.
 

The Darkest Dawn: the Iolaire disaster, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

 

Framing of Moira Maclean painting

By John MacLean, 20/10/18:

 

A beautiful large collage by Lewis artist Moira Maclean, framed in a wide cream-stained reverse wood moulding with an antique white overlay and hand-painted gold fillet inset.

I specialise in making frames to customers’ individual requirements: excellent art should have excellent presentation. Wherever possible, frame mouldings used are approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, which certifies woods sourced from responsibly-managed forests.

Please get in touch if you have artwork you want framed to the highest standard, whether it’s for exhibition, for your own walls or for giving as a gift.
 

A collage by artist Moira Maclean, Isle of Lewis

 

Painting award

By John MacLean, 25/08/18:

 

Congratulations to artist Eilidh Smith, whose artwork ‘Ready for a Ceilidh’ won the Daler Rowney Award in the artist category at this year’s exhibition at Nottinghamshire’s Patchings Art Centre.

I had the pleasure of framing this large artwork prior to its departure for exhibition: the painting was set into a deep rebate wood frame with a narrow spacer between the painting and the glass. The frame moulding was primed then painted with six coats of paint mixed exactly to complement the blue-grey tones in parts of the artwork.

I specialise in making frames to customers’ individual requirements. Whenever possible, frame mouldings used are approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, which certifies woods sourced from responsibly-managed forests.

Please get in touch if you have artwork you want framed to the highest standard, whether it’s for exhibition, for your own walls or for giving as a gift.
 

Ready For A Ceilidh by Eilidh Smith

 

25th Anniversary for JMP

 
John MacLean Photography commenced business on 23rd February, 1993.

I would like to thank all my customers past and present for their support. Here’s to the next 25 years!

 

John MacLean Photography

 

Framing of paintings

Another completed bespoke framing, this time of a fine study of nesting gannets on Boreray, St. Kilda by island artist Elaine Murray.

The painting was mounted behind archival quality antique white board in a white-painted/limewaxed wood frame.

I specialise in making frames to customers’ individual requirements: excellent art should have excellent presentation. Wherever possible, frame mouldings used are approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, which certifies woods sourced from responsibly-managed forests.

Please get in touch if you have artwork you want framed to the highest standard, whether it’s for your own walls or for giving as a gift.
 

 

Photo library – database

John MacLean holds a large image library of photographs from all over the Outer Hebrides / Western Isles, across a wide range of subjects: portraits, people at work, landscape, local events, street views, beach scenes, etc.

Images are supplied optimised for use in print publications and digital media, and excellent discounts are available for multiple purchases.

Get in touch for all your Hebridean image needs!
 

 

Expansion in Stornoway

By John MacLean

 

A few of the photos documenting the start of the fitting-out of new offices for NFU Mutual at Cromwell Street Quay, Stornoway. Good to see long-established local businesses expanding into larger premises.

I will be returning at regular intervals to photograph the fitting-out until its completion.

 

                                     

 

 

Lews Castle & Museum guide

By John MacLean, 30/08/16:

 

The refurbished Lews Castle and the new Museum and Archive in Stornoway are both now open to the public. The brochure published by Natural Retreats, who run the Castle, contains 29 of my photographs.
 

To view the brochure, right-click on the image and select ‘Save as…’ or ‘Save linked content as…’ to save the PDF file to your computer. It may take a while to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
 

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