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HDR snow in Princes St Gardens

It’s not often that the snow lies in the centre of Edinburgh, and – whilst I didn’t have a lot of time to take advantage of it – I did manage to get some shots of the Castle and Princes … Read the rest of this entry

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Autumn projects

Both my new projects are well underway now. Victorian Edinburgh is an architecture and urban detail focused project concentrating on the city’s buildings from that era; the forthcoming Edinburgh’s Fringe is a portrait-based project highlighting the wealth of Edinburgh’s creative … Read the rest of this entry

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A busy week – and the start of a new project

Flew back from Gatwick on Thursday, which was blessed with one of the most amazing sunsets I’d seen in a long time – especially when viewed from 10,000ft. Sadly, due to electronic devices not being allowed during take-off, all I … Read the rest of this entry

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The Tarot Project – The Empress

I’m making slow but steady progress with The Tarot Project (so would ask all my fantastic models to please be patient until they see themselves as cards!) I have however just completed The Empress, featuring Edinburgh-based makeup artist Kirsty. Rather … Read the rest of this entry

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The Tarot Project – The Empress (stage 2)

The second stage of The Empress is now nearing completion. This stage involves sourcing and incorporating the background images; plus manipulating and adding lighting effects. The Empress is traditionally shown in a cornfield, symbolising growth and fertility. I had a … Read the rest of this entry

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The Tarot Project – The Empress (work in progress)

I’m extremely grateful to the people who have volunteered their modelling services so far for The Tarot Project. Previously, I’d been using images from my own personal stock library; now, being able to pose and shoot models for specific cards … Read the rest of this entry

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Want to be a Tarot card?

Fancy being an Emperor / Empress? I’ve been delighted to receive a lot of praise and positive feedback for The Tarot Project, to the extent that I’ve had a couple of people ask if they could feature in them. Or … Read the rest of this entry

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The Tarot Project

The mysterious pull of The Tarot I’ve had a long fascination with The Tarot. Less from a fortune telling and divination perspective (though I have dabbled); more from its rich visual symbolism, filled as it is with figures and archetypes … Read the rest of this entry

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Statues of Edinburgh – Princes Street Gardens

The latest from my Statues of Edinburgh project. Taken as dusk started to fall on a winter’s afternoon, I didn’t have my Speedlite with me, so used the camera’s built-in flash to highlight the detail in the statue as best … Read the rest of this entry

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