Some very atmospheric landscapes and haunting portraits by Bryan Schutmaat on CNN World. A few places I recognize too.

“There were some cold mornings when I woke up in my tent or in my car along some desolate highway and wondered what I was doing with my life,” he said. “Even when people stand in front of my camera, I don’t think they realize how much it means to me.”

Buckmaster, Rawlins, Wyoming © Bryan Schutmaat


Well worth your time popping over to CNN World.

  • Thanks for this John. Hadn’t seen Bryan’s photos before. Like ’em!

  • They are. The landscapes aren’t too shabby either.

  • Totally amazing work.

    • I’d love to see this work in the flesh, up close. It would be memorable.

  • fantastic. Brilliant share John.

    • Hi Jim – yes – I’ve been back to the site several times for another look. Have to to confess these portraits are really sticking in my mind.

John MacPherson was born and lives in the Scottish Highlands. He trained as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards, before completing an apprenticeship as a carpenter, and then qualified as a Social Worker in Disability Services. Along the way he has cooked on canal barges, trained as an Alpine Ski Leader & worked as an Instructor for Skiers with disabilities, been a canoe instructor, and tutor of night classes in carpentry, stained glass design and manufacture, and archery. He has travelled extensively on various continents, undertaking solo trips by bicycle, or motorcycle. He has had narrow escapes from an ambush by terrorists, been hit by lightning, caught in an erupting volcano, trapped in a mobile home by a tornado, kidnapped by a dog's hairdresser, rammed by a basking shark and was once bitten by a wild otter. He has combined all this with professional photography, which he has practised for over 35 years. He teaches photography and acts as a photography guide & tutor in the UK and abroad. His biggest challenge is keeping his 27 year old Land Rover 110 on the road. He loves telling and hearing stories.

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