Christina Riley is a Scottish photographer with a focus on dance, food and anything to do with the sea.



Christina Riley studied Photography and Black and White Printing from North Glasgow College and Glasgow Metropolitan College. Using film, digital and alternative process methods, Christina uses photographs as a way of communicating, able to be understood and interpreted in any language. She aims to tell stories that provoke feelings in others and finds particular pleasure in capturing human emotions and unpredictable moments from both people and nature, and exploring their connections to life in Scotland.

Recent exhibitions include a solo show 'Beneath The Surface' at Coburg House, 'Not Shy' curated by The Grain Lab at Glasgow School of Art and Scottish Ballet's Turner Prize Showcase at Tramway.

Recent projects include photographs for Scottish Ballet, Freedom Bakery, potter Jono Smart, textile artist Hayley McCrirrick and she is currently undertaking a large scale project based around Scotland's seaweed.

Alongside her photography practice, she bakes part-time at a Glasgow cafe (and full-time at home). She tries to incorporate seaweed into this when possible. 


We need to serve beauty to feed life.
— Angelo Scola