Cook works with lens-based media focusing on large format film and wet plate collodion photography; he is also an award winning filmmaker using 8mm and 16mm film, combining these with digital technology to great effect. His work is driven by his skill and experience as a conservation architect: this mercurial work is rooted in place and the intrinsic connections between people, land and sea.
"Arresting and nostalgic, contemplative and intriguing, Cook's portraits create their own atmosphere and intrigue.”
Giles Sutherland, The Times [4 stars]
“Alastair Cook’s short films are beautiful.” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman [4 stars]