Joined March 2008

“nordicblackbird” – pirate, poet, visual artist, maritimer… day-dreamer, nomadic heart par excellence :)). I...

Poet and visual artist based in northern Scotland, with a passion for words, the elements, sea-, skyscapes & nordic light reverberated by the ocean…

Main blog:

nordicblackbird|Chronicles from Arcania

and Expressive Arts:

Photographic portfolio

My grand mother gave me the bug for two particular things, books & photography, which I’ve nurtured from the tender age of 6.
Until I was able to get my very first SLR, she’s always ensured I’d cultivate a shared passion. From B&W to colour, her continuous encouragements enabled artistic growth.

Welcome to my nordic garden, i hope it will make you smile and want to dip in…

…And talking of garden, please visit:


as some selected work is tightly entangled to another, situated on the other side of our Earth… Where poetry turns into sounds.

  • Joined: March 2008


New Sets Under Construction -

Following last month’s return leg of the German Exchange in North Germany, Reinfled, am beginning to assemble a new set of images on Lübeck, Koeningin der Hanse, Capital of the Olds Hanseatic League, where I stayed for ten days. / However, I will also develop a second set for Berlin 2014. / Fantastic time in Germany with 22 young Shetlanders and two colleagues! / WATCH THIS SPACE! / Nat
Posted about 5 years – 4 comments

on the 8th month

Seven days away from a return to familiar bells and corridors, / summer – like the very eight months of 2014 have come and gone like magic flu powder! / However, so many times has the finger clicked onto a special moment in time. / It takes a day of torrential rain or frantic wind, free of rouble, to update the portfolio for selection of favourite images to share with you. / Fieldwork was …
Posted over 5 years – 1 comments

NEW DAWN, 2014

Not a festive season looks the same. / Not a year is the same. / 2013 felt like crossing the ocean with Richard Parker. You will understand my feeling & allegory, especially if you are familiar with Life Of Pi (book or movie) / 2013 finished off with a blend of relief and exhaustion. / Creatively, 2013 was very notable too. / Here, here, / I wrote a short blog entry / My peerie South Afric…
Posted almost 6 years – 4 comments

bits n' bolts fae 60N

It takes a couple of horizontally/diagonally rainy days – yes, da term in the Shetland dialect remains “a hellery” – to catch up with untouched/dormant images… / This year has been bumpy-busy-crazy so far – a fabulous learning curve, sprinkled with a bouquet of eclectic emotions & scary moments (but, heck, life is worth living!!!) / The camera remained kind…
Posted about 6 years – 6 comments
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