Photolyfe: Al Mackinnon
Welcome to PhotoLyfe, in which Stab’s favourite photographers answer questions about themselves with their own images. It’s that old picture-tells-a-thousand-words chestnut but with more colour and pop. It’s a way to cut out all the bullshit. It’s like jacking into the main vein of those who supply us with exquisite surf imagery every day. Give thanks by studying each image with a more careful eye than ever!
"Scotland, Ireland, England and a few other places, sometimes balmy, mostly chilly," says Al Mackinnon about the locations of his life and photography. "Temperature doesn’t matter, but wave quality and sparse population do. Lineups, tubes and power surfing come first. Film or digital, doesn’t matter, I just want to create and capture my surroundings." Al then signs off with an Ashleigh Brilliant quote: “My life has a superb cast, I just can’t figure out the plot."