Open Studios Hebrides: Lumen print making

By John MacLean, 23/07/2021


Open Studios Hebrides event


A lumen print from 2020, on display as part of the Open Studios Hebrides event from 22nd to 24th July and 29th to 31st July, 2021.

Call in at 22 Upper Coll on Saturday 24th July anytime between 10am and 4pm and see a new lumen print being made! (the sun does most of the work)

There is also a chance to see the beautiful 1870s brass and mahogany camera formerly owned by Peter Liddle, farmer at Gress from the 1890s to 1929.


Open Studios Hebrides

By John MacLean, 20/07/2021


For two weekends in July, I will be taking part in the Open Studios Hebrides event, based in the Loch a Tuath (Tong to Tolsta) area of the Isle of Lewis. The event runs from Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th July, and the next weekend from Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st July. Opening hours are 10am to 4pm each day.

All are welcome, please stop by and have a look round. A selection of framed work is on show and there are also some mounted prints to browse through.

Please note that current Covid-19 guidance must be adhered to at all times, including wearing a face mask, using the supplied hand sanitizer and leaving track and trace information. Please contact me anytime if you need further information.


An Lanntair installation photos

By John MacLean, 29/06/2021


Today I was doing installation photography of Gill Russell’s exhibition South West by South, An t-Eilean Fada, The Long Island: A Poetic Cartography in An Lanntair’s main gallery.

This excellent show, exploring the dynamic relationship between the sea and land, and revealing the nautical heritage of the Outer Hebrides, runs until Sunday 4th July, so only a few days left to catch it!


An Lanntair installation photography


Hebridean property photography

By John MacLean, 13/02/2021


Looking for a property photographer based in the Hebrides? John MacLean Photography has wide experience of photographing properties large and small, from small holiday chalets to guest houses, bed and breakfasts and whole-property luxurious holiday accommodation, even carrying out an extensive high-resolution photographic recording of the recently renovated Lews Castle in Stornoway. I also photograph all shapes and sizes of private houses coming up for sale, using the best equipment and techniques to present each property to best advantage.

Have a look at my Interiors page to see some of my work. Feel free to get in touch any time via my Contact page for further information or to book my services.



Framing of posters

By John MacLean, 28/12/2020


Arecent framing of three colourful Parisian art posters in bare wood frames with overlays and glass.

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

Bespoke artwork framing by John MacLean Photography


Picture framing

By John MacLean, 12/12/2020:



Please note that any artwork or photographs etc., for mounting/framing in time for Christmas should be taken in to the workshop by the evening of Monday 21st December at the latest.

For further details, please contact me to discuss options for framing.



Sandwick Bay Candles

By John MacLean, 11/12/2020


Last week I was photographing Megan MacDonald, owner of Sandwick Bay Candles in Stornoway, where Megan and her team were very busy fulfilling Christmas orders.

An excellent example of a business selling locally and also sending their products all over the world, Sandwick Bay Candles provides much-needed employment during difficult economic times in the islands. Set up in 2016, the business continues to grow its customer base by offering a range of quality products including luxury hampers, reed diffusers and lotions. Good luck for the future!



I am available for carrying out high quality photographic work through the Outer Hebrides, across a wide range of subjects including PR, media and promotional work, portraiture, property photography and high-resolution imaging of original artwork and gallery installations. Please contact me for further details or to book my services.


Stone Child at An Lanntair

By John MacLean, 09/12/2020


Afew downsized images from recent installation photography of Mhairi Corr’s brilliant exhibition Stone Child at An Lanntair arts centre, Stornoway.

I regularly carry out high-resolution photographic recording of large-scale art installations and general interior and exterior work, including panoramic imaging. Please contact me for further details.




From The Archives: National Mod, Stornoway, 2016

By John MacLean, 21/10/2020


From the Archives: Four years ago this week, I was photographing the National Mod and associated events, mostly in and around Stornoway. Below are a few of the photos taken then.



Gill Thompson exhibition

By John MacLean, 03/08/2020


Running from 1st to 31st August 2020, Gill Thompson‘s exhibition at Talla na Mara, Pairc Niseaboist, Harris, is well worth a visit. Gill’s art is inspired by the skies and coastal and moorland landscapes of the islands. All the framed work is for sale and there are also mounted prints available.


Talla na Mara, South Harris