Nicholas White is a photographer, living and working in Great Britain. In his artistic practice, he examines interrelationship between landscape and society or individuals.
Presented project, titled Black Dots, is a beautiful portrait of mountain bothies and bothy culture throughout the United Kingdom. It is an attempt to present the lives of inhabitants residing far from civilisation. "Bothies are secluded mountain shelters scattered across the British Isles and tirelessly maintained by volunteers from the Mountain Bothies Associatio,” explained the photographer.
In order to understand the surroundings, Nicholas has spent traversing the most remote landscapes of the United Kingdom for almost three years. The final body of work is a visual narrative on primitive beauty of the bothies and the landscape they sit within, meanwhite, Nicholas documented the faces of ones, who trek for hours to temporarily inhabit such an enviroment. It shows the strong connection between human and his surroundings. Furthermore, it makes the viewer question the factors, that led individuals to make such a decision.
"As the network of bothies passes it’s 50th year, my hope is that the work will generate a wider dialogue celebrating the relationship between man and the wilderness in the 21st,” added Nicholas.