David Williams

Aly Bain, b. 1945. Musician and Scottish fiddler (1992)

About this artwork

Aly Bain, a famous fiddler, who plays in a traditional Scottish style, was born in Lerwick in Shetland. Although he plays solo, he is best known for the work he has done with his group, 'The Boys of the Lough'. The photographer tells us about taking this picture: 'I put down a bottle of whisky and an ashtray and he played for four or five hours non-stop'. The blur and colour of the image captures the energy of the man and the attraction of the music

David Williams

David Williams

David Williams was born in Edinburgh in 1952. He studied at Stirling University from 1969 to 1973 and worked as a photographic assistant from 1979 to 1981. He was appointed to lecture in photography at Edinburgh College of Art in 1990 and is currently Head of Fine Art Photography. He was a musician and composer before becoming a photographer. He has participated in a number of exhibitions worldwide and has had several solo shows including one at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. His recent work explores abstraction.