Alastair Cook

Artist, Edinburgh, Scotland

Alastair Cook is an artist and curator. He works predominantly with photography and video to explore communities undergoing significant transformation and to consider the relationship between individuals and the landscapes they occupy. Alastair is the founder of Documenting Britain, driven by his desire to document these British Isles. He is also the director of the international poetry-film festival, Filmpoem, and a member of the curatorial group Fèis. Alastair is currently making work as artist in residence at Kaunas Photography Gallery in Lithuania, supported by Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow.


McArthur’s Store is an ongoing award-winning series of portrait and documentary work made within the dwindling fishing community of Dunbar, a small town on Scotland’s Eastern Seaboard.

Wet Plate Collodion

Wet plate collodion is a photographic process dating from 1851 and was the primary method of capturing images on glass or metal plates from the early 1850s until the 1880s…

Alastair Cook

February 15, 2015

McArthur's Store

McArthur’s Store is an ongoing series of work made within the dwindling fishing community of Dunbar, a small town on Scotland’s Eastern Seaboard. For two summers…

Alastair Cook

February 1, 2015