Anxious Journeys is a series of travel or journey based photography projects influenced by the Metaphysical art of the Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978).
These pictures were taken on a trip to Eilean Arainn – the Isle of Arran – in 2018
Alongside the metaphysical influences that had begun to shape my photography, I also like to introduce mini-themes that are influenced by local art, literature or history.
In this case, as well as recording my journey around the island, I also worked on a series of images that I called ‘Microcosm’ – pictures taken of rocks on the seashore that could be miniature images of other islands. This was loosely based on the description of Arran as… “Scotland in Miniature”,
All images © W N BISHOP