These images were all taken on Fair Isle, the UK’s most remote inhabited island, as part of an ongoing project documenting daily life in self-sufficient communities.
Fair Isle sits halfway between the Shetland and Orkney Islands, a tiny spec on the map where the North Sea and Atlantic meet in violent tidal clashes. They were made the first year the island had 24 hour power, completely green energy campaigned for and obtained by its residents.
On the island, it is hard not to marvel at the total dominance of natural elements: their power and indifference humbling. These stark and stunning landscapes contrasts with the warmth of their inhabitants: 55 permanent residents living with a unique environmental consciousness, community strength, and near-spiritual relationship with the sea.
Giulia Savorelli, 1990 born, London based Italian photographer.
With a background in fine arts and painting, her portrait led practice focuses on exploring ideas of community and belonging, exposing connections across cultures, class, gender and social struggles.