Nicholas White is a photographer based on Dartmoor National Park in the South West of England. His personal work examines our relationship with the landscape and the ways in which we interact with our natural spaces. Graduating from Plymouth College of Art in 2013, Nicholas’ work has been featured in numerous publications both in print and online. He has been commended in Landscape Photographer of the Year, won positions on two Magnum Photos workshops and his recent project ‘Black Dots’ was shortlisted for the World Photography Organisation ZEISS Photography Awards.
When he isn’t creating personal work, Nicholas can be found shooting commercial assignments.
‘Black Dots’ is an exploration of mountain bothies and bothy culture throughout the United Kingdom. Miles from civilization and mostly accessible only by foot, bothies are secluded mountain shelters scattered across the British Isles and tirelessly maintained by volunteers from the Mountain Bothies Association.
Unlocked and free to use, they provide a refuge from the vast terrain that surrounds them and have become an iconic feature of the British landscape over the past fifty years. Bothies are synonymous with the outdoor experience in the UK and from day trippers to mountaineers, the growing community of bothy-users is hugely diverse. By photographing a selection of these structures, the landscapes in which they are placed and the individuals that I encounter there, my hope is that the work will generate a wider dialogue celebrating the relationship between man and the wilderness in the 21st century.
To view more of Nicholas’ work please visit his website.