Jun 12, 2019 /

Alan McFetridge Documents the Wasteland of ‘Treasure Island’

Photographer Alan McFetridge ventures out to the land that served for the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, better known as La Graciosa, a recent addition to the Canary Islands. 

Since the turn of the century, the romanticism surrounding the island has lost its aura, as an estimated 4500-6500kgs of ocean plastic washes upon its once golden shores. Populated by only 600 people, the island has no water supply of its own, forcing its inhabitants to rely upon a freshwater pipeline from a neighbouring island. 

Despite this, Alan set out to capture the beauty that still exists on the island, and the results are remarkable. 

Jun 28, 2017 /

Alan McFetridge shortlisted for Royal Photographic Society Exhibition

Two of Alan McFetridge’s images taken from his forthcoming book project has been shortlisted for the Ala’s 2016/17 Exhibition. 
These were shot in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, where a substantial wildfire in 2016 has continued to change the landscape and the lives of those who live there. Alan undertook this project after winning an environmental bursary from the RPS


Aug 09, 2016 /

Fault Line Book Project

Alan McFetridge’s book project Fault Line features selected photography from his investigation into the theme of habitat.

It leads us through a series of thought-provoking takes on the concept — Habitat, as metaphor for anxiety and desire; as a symbol of both loss and hope for the future; and as an evocation of imagination and illusion. McFetridge’s work is renowned for it’s mesh between surrealism and the sublime. Here that characteristic emerges in the narration and interventions of colour to present tension and threshold. This book accentuates McFetridge’s contrasting colour schemes and textures to reinforce the idea of habitat creating a tactile and visual experience.

Here are some teaser images from the publication. It will be released in September 2016.