We are proud to announce that Nicholas White’s photo exploration of British Bothy culture, Black Dots, supported by Rab, has been converted into physical form with the release of a 48 page photobook, printed on Fedrigoni & GF Smith paper with a 350gsm Colorplan cover by Another Places Press.

Fascinated in our relationship with landscape and the ways in which we interact with our natural spaces, Nicholas documents the places and people that make up a truly iconic feature on the landscape of the British Isles. Due for release in January 2018, you can pre-order your copy here now.

“Far from civilisation 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”. Nicholas White

“‘Black Dots’ is the result of almost three years spent traversing our most remote landscapes in an attempt to better understand what these buildings are, where they’re located and the culture that surrounds them. Drawn not only by the primitive beauty of the bothies and the landscapes they sit within, the work also investigates the human element to the bothy story, capturing the faces of those who trek for hours to temporarily inhabit these spaces, many miles from the nearest settlements”. Nicholas White

Nicholas has been featured in numerous publications internationally as well as being included in notable photographic competitions such as the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Royal Photographic Society IPE, Landscape Photographer of the Year and the World Photography Organisation ZEISS Photo Awards. In 2017 Nicholas was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Under 30’s Environmental Bursary in association with The Photographic Angle.