22 mins 2008

In 2008 I was commissioned by the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness to produce a film to celebrate the life of Gunnie Moberg.

The film is based on four elements: photographic journals that Gunnie kept over the years, an interview that Gunnie gave to David Hartley in 2006, interviews I made with some of Gunnie’s close Orkney friends, and special times I spent with Tam at The Don, their home.

Gunnie moved to Orkney in 1976 with her husband Tam (Stromness Books and Prints), their four children, a dog and a cat. The film is a portrait of a revered photographer, but tells the story of a much loved and much missed friend of Orkney.

I never met Gunnie, and perhaps that enabled me to make this film. In a way I feel I might know her a bit now through meeting those who enjoyed her company. As a good host she had a knack for bringing people together, and it seems she still does.

Filming, Interviews and Editing by Mark Jenkins

Gunnie Moberg Interview by David Hartley

Music Composed by Gemma McGregor

Piano – Gemma McGregor, Viola – Douglas Montgomery


Andy Alsop                                                Elizabeth Bevan and Sigrid Mavor

Archie Bevan, Peter Maxwell Davies             Harry Garriock

Betty Isbister                                          Ingrid Tait and Duncan MacLean

Gerry Meyer                                             Alistair Peebles

Tam McPhail, Stromness Books & Prints Books and Prints

1 Graham Place, Stromness



gunnie from Mark Jenkins on Vimeo.



Pictures and Poems


Shetland News Obituary

The Independent Obituary

The Times Obituary

Friends of Stromness Books and Prints

The Pier Arts Centre