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Kieran Baxter
I am a postgraduate researcher, aerial photographer and digital media artist.
I am a postgraduate researcher, aerial photographer and digital media artist.

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Above the Tay and other landscapes / latitudes
2016 started for me with a solo exhibition of aerial photographs hosted at the Discovery Point Cafe at the RSS Discovery in Dundee. The title "Above the Tay" related to a rather broad geographical area spanning from the Angus Glens in the north as far as Lo...

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Shetland Revisited
When I have time for writing at the moment usually goes towards my thesis, which might go some way to excuse why I haven't posted on here for over a year, that and the fact that it's a been a very busy year. I now feel as if I should document some of that b...

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Kite aerial photography travels around Scotland
Things have been a little quite here on the aerial photography front while I was on leave from my PhD on a work placement (which was fantastic but ground based), so time to get hyped again with some recent kite photographs! Linlithgow Palace with Linlithgow...

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North to South: Photographs in transit from a holiday with latitude
There's been very little activity on my blog over the last few months for two reasons. Firstly I am taking six months out of my PhD on a work placement as a research assistant. Secondly, I haven't been out kite flying over the Christmas holidays because I w...

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White Caterthun hillfort: Work in progress on a speculative reconstruction
I've been sketching up some ideas of how to show a speculative reconstruction of the lost structures at White Caterthun hillfort. Here is the work in progress, where I have roughed in a series of palisaded enclosures and the large timber laced wall. I've le...

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Kite Aerial Photography on the Isle of Skye
During a weekend away on Skye I managed to fit some kite flying around the temperamental hebridean weather. Relatively remote and undeveloped, the island offers some fantastic built heritage from prehistoric to modern. A brief moment of evening light illumi...

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The Big Dig: Excavations and kite photography workshops at East Lomond hillfort
As part of the The Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership ( website here ) the Big Dig, a community excavation, has been investigating the south slopes of East Lomond hillfort in Fife. A series of hut-circle-like structures, which first showed up in geophysic...

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Noltland to Newcastle: Visualising travel and arrival at Links of Noltland and the Further North conference
Links of Noltland is an archaeological site that is defined by its remote island location as much as by the intriguing material culture and stories that are emerging from the excavations. Following on from my previous post on the Links of Noltland collabora...

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Kite aerial photography of the excavations at Links of Noltland, Westray
The Links of Noltland is a complex prehistoric settlement in the care of Historic Scotland and under rescue excavation be EASE Archaeology since 2006 when wind blown sand and erosion was identified as a significant risk to the site. I have been involved in ...

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Grounding the Aerial: Presenting at EVA London 2014
Last week I traveled to London for the 25th anniversary Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014) conference. I presented a paper entitled " Grounding the Aerial: The Observer's View in Digital Visualisation for Built Heritage " ( full text here ). S...
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