I am usually drawn towards areas where human impact on the landscape is perhaps less dominant or obvious. Captivated by the relationship between mankind and nature, I have leaned towards documenting this juxtaposition in my work.
– Ruairidh McGlynn
Lucky enough to grow up with the Scottish Highlands on his doorstep, Ruairidh McGlynn has always been drawn to otherworldly landscapes – and for him, the harsher the environment, the better. Seeking out the winter storms of the Highlands, he ventured into rain, sleet and snow in weather as cold as -15°C (5°F) with the X1D and XCD 45. Usually drawn to locations that are less documented, Ruairidh was instead intrigued to capture the cruel beauty of the area’s intense conditions, seeing the Highlands from a fresh, snowy perspective.
For this series of images, the emphasis was different to how I might typically approach my work and centered around the atmospheric conditions opposed to specific locations.
Much of the series was created under diffused natural light that helped create the muted colour tones and an otherworldly atmosphere.
I found the X1D to be extremely robust and well-engineered – certainly something that is built to last. I was operating in some fairly harsh environments and conditions, including rough terrain, with very low temperatures combined with rain, sleet and snow. The user interface feels very intuitive, thus simplifying any necessary adjustments needed to be done in challenging conditions.
During the winter months the daylight is very limited, and for the most part, the overcast and stormy conditions I was shooting in further reduced this. Given the conditions I was shooting in and that many of the images were shot handheld in low light, I found the results to be very sharp with good colour rendition.
ABOUT RUAIRIDH MCGLYNN
Scottish photographer Ruairidh McGlynn's work is often informed by his intrigue to explore new places, drawn to the relationship between mankind and nature. Exploring ideas of time, place, identity and memory, he usually does this by immersing himself in sparsely populated and harsh environments. When not working commercially, he can be found deep in his own personal art projects or out exploring the mountains. See more of his work here.
More Hasselblad storiesAll stories ⟶
Discovering his new home of Doha, Qatar through the lens of street photography, Heath Holden explored the older and more traditional neighborhoods of the historical city.
A Love Affair with Aviation on the 500C
Unable to become a pilot due to his eyesight, the young Swiss photographer and later professor of technical thermodynamics Walter Janach channeled his passion for aviation into capturing these majestic flying machines on his 500C.
Donald Michael Chambers
60 Minutes of Silence
No talking. No phones. No distractions. For 60 minutes, Donald Michael Chambers sat with each of his 30 subjects in complete silence. Once the hour began, Donald gave no direction and simply decided when to click the shutter button.
Pleating Paper into Sculptural Headwear
South African photographer Gavin Goodman had a vision to create a series influenced by traditional African headwear done with a modern and simplistic touch. Commissioning a local origami artist as a unique way to bring this vision to life, they transformed delicate paper into beautiful African-inspired sculptural objects.
Tomás Karmelo Amaya
Native Love Stories
Born for the A:shiwi, Rarámuri, and Yoeme tribes, creative Tomás Karmelo Amaya’s ongoing series Native Love Stories illustrates the abundance of Indigenous circles, including love, service to others, community strength, and the ability to thrive.
CINEMATIC SCENES IN SERBIA
Inspired by the greatest film directors and DOPs, Serbian photographer Luka Trajkovic creates images that appear to be taken right out of a film.
Artisans of Southern France
Creating his dream roadmap that took him from Monaco to Bordeaux with all the stops in between, Roman discovered the rich multitude of craftwork and ancient practices still being used by his fellow countryfolk in France.
Magical Mountainous Landscapes on XCD 30
Italian photographer Isabella Tabacchi escaped to the dreamy mountain views of the Dolomites and the Swiss Alps to capture the beauty of the Milky Way across the skies and the grand Matterhorn Mountain with the X1D II 50C and XCD 30 lens.
Image Quality Specialist Tests X and 907X Cameras in Namibia
As team leader and specialist in the Image Quality Team at Hasselblad, Mathias Elmeskog constantly puts Hasselblad cameras to the test in multiple locations to ensure the sharpest quality and smoothest colour accuracy.
Documenting Thirty Years of the Los Angeles Metro
What started out as going underground for a one-time photo session with his Hasselblad 503CX turned into 30 years of documenting the creation of the Los Angeles Metro system by artist Ken Karagozian.