This is where it all began, the first collaboration between David and Hamish on Hamish’s latest album – The Woods. Putting Hamish’s music together with David’s photos, both inspired by the Caledonian Forest, was a natural choice. We both had a lot of fun working together on this and became good friends, and so it was based on this success that the Caledonia Collective was born.
David has centred his life around a deep love for Scotland's Highlands, which grew from his experiences mountaineering and kayaking while studying at the University of St Andrews. First moving to the Cairngorms in 2010, he spent the next ten years working in the adventure tourism industry as an instructor, guide and travel consultant. After being made redundant during the coronvirus pandemic, he decided to dedicate his time and efforts on his passion for the Scottish landscape. Now working as a self-employed landscape photographer, writer and guide-for-hire, David brings a high level of knowledge about Scotland's natural habitats and history to the table. Creatively, he is best known as a photographer of the Caledonian Forest, and also creates video and writes moving accounts of nature. Recently, he has also taken to landscape painting, inspired as always by the woods of Strathspey. View David's Website: https://highlandwildscapes.com View all posts by David Russell