Standing Stone, Ring of Brodgar, Mainland, The Orkneys, Scotland, June 19, 1991

© the artist. Image credit: Scottish Parliament Art Collection

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This striking image, of a single standing stone, was made the day before the summer solstice. Well-known for his portraiture and fashion photography, the photographer uses a portrait format instead of landscape, treating the stone like a human subject. The Ring of Brodgar stone circle and henge is a ceremonial site dating from the third millennium BC. It is part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

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Standing Stone, Ring of Brodgar, Mainland, The Orkneys, Scotland, June 19, 1991






H 248 x W 186 cm

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gift, 2006; selected from three 'Standing Stone' photographs on display as part of the 'Frozen' exhibition, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 2006

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