A passionate little blog started by a deerhound dog in Scotland called Rogue ‘Brylach’ MacAllister and Passed to Rascal ‘Logan’ Dorrator Heath

Monday, May 04, 2009

Cover Star Hound

Imagine you were to photograph gardens in Scotland, what hound would you expect to find? Well, what other hound would be more at home in the Highland garden than the Deerhound. In the recently published book Close, we find photographs of just such a hound, happy in Gerald Laings’ garden at Kinkell in Ross and Cromarty. If you would be interested in viewing more Scottish Gardens, check out the book published by Northfield Print (see the publishers synopsis below) - you can also catch a little taster of the Gardens and Photographs at the Telegraph website here.

Close: A Journey in Scotland
by Allan Pollok-Morris

Photographer Allan Pollok Morris travels the mainland and islands of Scotland documenting contemporary works by garden designers, architects, plants people and artists within the country's varied landscape. With foreword by Sir Roy Strong and the words of 22 people including Andy Goldsworthy, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Charles Jencks and Penelope Hobhouse. The book is presented in an exhibition in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh until January 2009.With 170 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, the collection has been designed by the agency Drew Creative to give it a classic/contemporary feel and is presented as a journey by degrees north. The thread bound hardback book is printed by Trento in Italy on A4 landscape 180 gsm matt paper to give it a very high quality feel.