Calum studied sculpture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, before completing an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in London. His work spans the disciplines of painting, photography, sculpture and electronic imaging.
The methods Calum uses are designed to make the viewer question what they are seeing. First, he constructs a set, often using carved or painted objects to give a three-dimensional effect. These are then shot, digitized and printed onto canvas to give the impression these are paintings, rather than photographs. His pieces explore ideas concerned with national identity, sexuality and other aspects of contemporary Scottish culture.
Calum’s work has been the subject of many solo and mixed exhibitions in the UK, Europe and America, including shows at the V&A, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.