Sometimes, it’s as simple as looking up from your phone and realising how beautiful the scenery around us really is. I always used to look at beautiful places on social media and wish I could visit them, until one day I came across a photo taken in Scotland and truly began realising how unique and beautiful the landscape right outside our doorstep really is. I began to photograph places local to me and realised how many people envy us for living in Scotland the same way I used to envy others for living in other beautiful, photogenic locations. Through my photographs I want to encourage other people in the age of social media, to escape their stigmas and opinions about their local area and not take it for granted like I did. I want people to visit the locations I photograph and discover the real beauty of Scotland and feel proud of living here.