Profile: Space perfect Louis
Louis Buick is a multimedia artist from Inverness who takes up residency in the new Inverness Creative Academy.
Mr Buick, 26, father to a six-monthold baby previously operated out of a cupboard in his home, juggling work and parenthood.
He said: “I work in a lot of disciplines from fashion to photography.
Meeting people to take photos has been a problem so I’m going to dedicate one area to that and expand what I have been doing.
“When I left school I was a DJ and made music. Back then it wasn’t commonplace that you would have a career in the creative industries, whereas in places like Glasgow and Edinburgh that was a possibility.
“I hope this centre will give more people hope they can perfect their craft in the Highlands.
“In terms of the arts and things, Inverness is behind the bigger cities so hopefully this will propel that.”
The former Millburn Academy pupil added: “When you are working from home it’s hard to get that divide, especially having a new baby.
“It gives me space where I can bring other creatives. The dedicated space allows me to come in, switch off from the outside world and get things done.”