My new photographic series, Black Dots, explores the far-flung mountain shelters of the UK known affectionately as bothies. These small, primitive buildings are hidden away in the loneliest corners of the British Isles and remain unlocked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They have no power and no running water, but provide much needed shelter from the elements in some of the most unforgiving landscapes that Britain has to offer.

The work was born out of curiosity. I wanted to learn more about these stone-tents and the landscapes that surround them, but I was also keen to put a face to those who temporarily inhabit these spaces. The community of bothy-users is a diverse collective of climbers, mountaineers, hill-walkers and those who just have a desire to get lost for a while.

I hope the Bored Panda community enjoy the work! To see more you can visit my website.

For those that are interested, the work was shot using a Large Format 5×4 on Kodak Portra 400.

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Corrour Bothy and The Devil’s Point, The Cairngorms, Scotland

Warnscale Head and Haystacks, The Lake District, England

Trev at Penrhos Isaf, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Strabeg, Northern Highlands, Scotland

Shenavall and The Great Wilderness, Scotland

John at Strabeg, Northern Highlands, Scotland

Glendhu Bothy, Northern Highlands, Scotland

Sandy’s Canoe at Peanmeanach, Ardnish Peninsula, Scotland

Giles at Camasunary Bothy, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Dulyn Bothy and Craig Y Dulyn, Snowdonia, Wales

David at Kearvaig Bothy, Cape Wrath, Scotland