Stephen Paul Young Photography



Named after two Irish saints, St Meva and St Issey, the village dates back to at least the early 14th century and during the 1800s Mevagissey prospered on the back of the abundant source of pilchards caught by the fishermen.


Once a thriving working port, constructed to export copper and china clay, Charlestown’s principal industry is now as a film set and to welcome visitors who want to follow in the footsteps of sailors from the past. Beautifully preserved, the pretty pastel fishermen’s cottages line the harbour, with a nice range of places to eat, drink and shop dotted around as well.


Step into the timeless beauty of the Scottish Highlands through the lens of my camera in ‘Highlands’, an evocative collection of eight black and white photographs. Each image, carefully framed in a square crop, invites you to immerse yourself in the rugged landscapes and captivating views that define this breathtaking region. Through the absence of colour, the essence of these landscapes is distilled to its purest form, allowing the raw beauty and untamed spirit of the Highlands to shine through with unparalleled clarity and depth.

Scapa Flow

In this collection titled “Scapa Flow,” I aimed to capture that eerie allure of sunken ships resting in the depths of Orkney’s waters. Each photograph, rendered in dark and moody black and white, tells a tale of maritime history and the passage of time. Their skeletal remains serve as a reminder of the stories they hold and the lives they once carried across the seas. Amidst the misty backdrop of Orkney’s coastline, I invite you to immerse yourselves in the solemn beauty of this underwater graveyard, where the echoes of the past still resonate.