Alastair works predominantly with photography and video to explore communities undergoing significant transformation and to consider the relationship between between individuals and the landscapes they occupy. He is the founder of Documenting Britain, driven by his desire to document the archipelago that is the British Isles. Alastair is the director of the international poetry-film festival, Filmpoem and a member of the curatorial group Fèis. He is currently making work as artist in residence at Kaunas Photography Gallery in Lithuania, supported by Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow.
"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]