Colley '66 Publishes New Book Exploring Scotland
Robert Colley ’66, P’19 just published his new book, Scotland and the Hebrides. The book offers a stunning collection of colorful images of Scotland’s glens, lochs, towns and cities, “as an American photographer’s homage to the beauty of his ancestral homeland,” according to the publisher, Standing Stone Studios.
Fellow photographer Lida Suchy remarked, “These thoughtfully paired scenic views of Scotland, inspired by Bob’s childhood memories of his grandfather, offer a sense of place that is unique yet familiar—a moving portrait of a landscape.”
The book is divided into six sections: the mainland and the five islands in the Hebrides group. Each area is accompanied by a commentary and a sample poem from each place, some of which is translated from the traditional Gaelic language.
Colley is a writer, editor and photographer based in upstate New York. For the past four decades, he has photographed people and places of New York, Cape Cod, Europe, Asia and South Africa. His work has been featured in many galleries, exhibitions and publications such as Cape Cod Life and Photographer’s Forum.
Additionally, Colley is the founding editor of Stone Canoe, an award-winning journal of arts, literature and social commentary, and the founder of both Standing Stone Studios and Standing Stone Books. He has published articles and taught courses on the philosophy of literature, professional ethics and book publishing, among other topics.
Colley was a member of Sigma Phi and majored in English literature. After graduating, he earned his Master of Arts from Syracuse University in 1972. He is now retired from a senior administrative position at the University.