The Fortnight in Aberdeen, Scotland
The images are from an offshore oil installation where I worked. Aberdeen is the oil capital of Europe and also yields the busiest commercial heliport in the world. Not many people get a glimpse of what life is like being offshore and I hope that the photographs give people insight into this.
Skateboarding, snowboarding, photography, traveling, hanging out and surfing with my little girl Dee.
Aberdeen is known for it’s granite buildings and grey surroundings. It homes mostly oil businessmen and young professionals. It doesn’t seem to attract your common traveler as it is almost three hours north of the two biggest cities in Scotland. As one of the northernmost cities in the country, it sees only four hours of sunlight in the winter months.
Hitting some of the spots in town for a skate with my friends or heading out of the city to the beach or hills.
I guess it’s the same with most places! It’s the people there that make it special.
During the summer, Aberdeen can often be hit with coastal haar (mist). It leaves Aberdeen looking like something out of Sleepy Hollow, but far less mystifying. It is more just incredibly dark and depressing!
I think the surrounding countryside would surprise people. Aberdeen is very industrial but if you drive half an hour out of the city, you can reach some really beautiful spots. Some of my favourites include Dunnotar Castle, Cruden Bay, Linn o’ Dee and Ballater which are very picturesque. Royal Deeside harbours some undulating hills, forests and vast surrounding countryside.