Robin Gillanders is an Edinburgh based photographic artist. Gillanders has a strong pedigree of photography practice in Scotland, particularly for his portrait photography, and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Edinburgh Napier University in 2014. He exhibits internationally and has published four books. He works primarily in B&W, with traditional film formats from 35mm to 10×8 and makes silver gelatin prints in his own darkroom.
In 2009 Gillanders published an exploration of the modern Highland Scot in Highland Journey: In the Spirit of Edwin Muir, photographing people he encountered during a 90 day journey in a campervan-turned-darkroom around the north of Scotland. Leading photography historian, Tom Normand, describes Highland Journey as “concerned with those social changes within the Highlands that have accelerated exponentially in the contemporary period.” Since its initial publication he has continued to develop this project with more recent work, collaborating with the author Michel Faber.