Open Studio, London, Sunday 23rd September 12pm to 5pm 2018.

You are invited to join me at my East London studio on Sunday the 23rd of September between 12pm and 5pm to celebrate 3 years at Brickfield Studios. This event is in conjunction with 250 other artists in a weekend of Open Studios to celebrate Space Studios 50th anniversary. 

Traditionally, I like include some kind of gift for those that make the journey and this time you shan't be disappointed. I can't spoil the surprise on an email, but you'll want some preparation. To begin, with I've decided to put my culinary skills into an afternoon of experimental drink making, the rest will happen from there.

Just bring your favourite...


Canteen, Bottle, Dead Soldier, Flagon, Carafe, Glass, Ewer, Phial, Urn, Cruet, Jar, Vial, Flask and so on.

 ...and I'll make something for you to take home.

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Please RSVP by email.

Blatensky Photo Festival, Czech Republic, 15-16 September 2018.

Delighted to announce that during September, I will be taking my environmental study, Haymaker, to the Czech Republic where the work will be shown for the first time there at the 13th Annual Blatensky Photo Festival. 

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Please email If you have any questions about attending.

Interview and Feature: Royal Photographic Society, The Journal, June 2018.

‘It is an intriguing idea and a beautiful book’ - Gemma Pagley, photography writer, U.K.

I'm delighted to have been selected to contribute in June's 2018 edition of the RPS, The Journal. Showing photography from my time in the harsh yet sublime boreal forest. The feature has a carefully selected group of photographs and interview by Editor, Kathleen Morgan and photography writer Gemma Padley. A very special thank you to Kathleen and Gemma for making this so enjoyable to read and make!


For full feature & interview please email here


Royal Photographic Society Feature

Delighted to have such a wonderful write up by the RPS in their March News section on my Wild Fire, Wild Suburbs, Wild Energy project. The Boreal Forest is sparsly habitiated by humans, yet full on the rest of nature. It is the Worlds largest land biome.

 Photograph: Black Spruce, Highway 63, Alberta. October 2016 © Alan McFetridge

Photograph: Black Spruce, Highway 63, Alberta. October 2016 © Alan McFetridge

Environmental awareness project now with The Story Institute.

Delighted to announce that an exclusive global agreement with The Story Institute to manage the Wild Fire, Wild Suburbs, Wild Energy photography has been confirmed. 

 Tower Road, Anzac, Alberta. February 2017 © Alan McFetridge

Tower Road, Anzac, Alberta. February 2017 © Alan McFetridge

Please use this link or email Matt at Institute for information.


Exhibition: Royal Photographic Society 160 IPE, London.

An opportunity to view one of the first prints from my RPS Environmental Bursary project is showing tonight at The Royal Photographic Societies IPE 160. Opening in London at Truman's. Please come and join me and the many others that contributed to this year's outstanding exhibition.

12 October, Opening Night, 6-9pm. 

Exhibition continues 13 - 16 October 2017

Please email for the Guest List

 Syncrude TarSand Oil Refinery, Alberta, Canada. February 2017 © Alan McFetridge

Syncrude TarSand Oil Refinery, Alberta, Canada. February 2017 © Alan McFetridge

Press: The Royal Photographic Society Journal

Delighted to be interviewed by Kathleen Morgan at the RPS Journal for October 2017


In 2011, the plant at Mildred Lake site (shown) was the largest emitter of greenhouse gases of  in Canada. It is owned by the consortium Syncrude Canada Ltd. The 183-meter high smokestack shown here released over 13 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent into the atmosphere in 2011. This includes Ammonia, Sulphuric Acid, and Xylene. The latest available data from Environment Canada shows the plant has lowered emission to 11.4 million tonnes. It is, however, one of seven plants within a 30km radius that released 34 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 2015.

Out of sight for many, tar sand refineries are heavy polluters, categorized as ‘non conventional oil extraction’ by Environment Canada. At a time when CO2 levels in the atmosphere are already at the highest levels in 400,000 years. The colossal scale of industry and infrastructure in the region here supplies demand for existing oil-using infrastructure that has been building in OECD countries from around 1920’s-30’s . In the U.S. average consumption is 2.7 gallons (10.2 liters) per person per day. U.S. consumption compares to India’s 0.15 gallons (0.56 liters) per person per day3. Extraordinary, when taking into consideration world population. Countries with high populations contribute the least to the problem of consumption.

This was made possible by a bursary from the Royal Photographic Society and The Photographic Angle. See his work until 28 March at @syngentaphotoaward