Photographer & Lecturer {external}, City of Glasgow College / University of St. Andrews


Peter Iain Campbell is an award-winning photographer born in Edinburgh and based in Glasgow, Scotland. He has a BA with honours in Photography & Film from Napier University in Edinburgh {2001}.
Working predominantly within land/seascape and portraiture on long form projects, Iain utilises photography to explore liminal environments that would otherwise be inaccessible, seeking to identify particular subjects that both allure and repel.

Between 2001 and 2014, Iain worked as a professional freelance photographer, while continuing to maintain a long-held interest in the changing nature of post-industrial landscapes. Having identified the oil and gas industry as Scotland’s last remaining heavy industry and one that had not been fully photographically explored, from the Summer of 2014, Iain spent two years working on a Drilling Rig in the central North Sea. This became the location for his first North Sea photography project, “Starlings on Fire”. From September 2016, Iain spent a further year working on a number of different Production Platforms and Drilling Rigs throughout the Scottish sector of the North Sea. Since 2018, Iain has continued to explore the incongruous nature of the oil and gas industry in the North Sea, by attempting to document the remaining Production Platforms and Drilling Rigs throughout the Scottish sector, shot from the perspective of the Platform Supply Vessels {PSVs} that service these installations.

Selected publications

“Ask The Sea” Limited Edition Zine {published by Another Place Press [2020]}