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 (and all year round) talent.
Researching the legacy of the Victorian era is proving interesting, and as it is such a relatively recent period, there’s a huge number of subjects in the city – from the grand glasshouses of the Botanics to the tenements of Marchmont & Leith. This one is likely to run for quite some time.
Equally likely to be long-lived is Edinburgh’s Fringe. I’m fortunate to have a large number of contacts working in theatre, music, cabaret and the arts, and the project is designed to show the city is a permanent creative hotspot – not just in August.
The first couple of portraits will be up soon; in the meantime, here’s a few shots of the Victorian subjects, and a couple of location shots from the first Edinburgh’s Fringe shoot.
And I’m still keeping the Statues of Edinburgh project going.
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 managed to get was a quick iPhone snap out the window before we flew.
Sunset from the runway at Gatwick
Friday and Saturday saw some work for the always fascinating Real Mary King’s Close, and some product shots for a local jeweller.
Then on Sunday, I managed to kick off a new photo project with these shots (and others) of Edinburgh’s Scott Monument. Can you guess what the theme of the project is yet? Clue: next week’s shots will be of the Glass House at the Botanics.
And next week, I will be starting another project too: this one I’m very excited about, but more news about that soon…
Photos from the press view of the Fascinating Mummies exhibition in the new space at the National Museum of Scotland.
More photos and article on Edinburgh Spotlight.
Photos from a promotional shoot for Edinburgh-based charity runner and motivational speaker Mark Cooper
Shots from a hat and jewellery shoot last month.
With thanks to Miss Dixiebelle and model Kay.
My personal favourites from the last twelve months.
Camille O'Sullivan, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Fog in Edinburgh
Evelyn Evelyn (Amanda Palmer & Jason Webley), Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Cramond (iPhone photo)
Neil Gaiman, Edinburgh International Book Festival
Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens was a sea of red and white last weekend at the Great Edinburgh Santa Run
Here are a selection of photos from the fun charity event – more are available on Edinburgh Spotlight.
26 Treasures is a fascinating exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, where twenty-six objects have been paired with twenty-six writers, who have each written a 62-word piece about them.
More photos and accompanying article on Edinburgh Spotlight
The Cramond lioness
St Ninian's Isle treasure
The Lewis Chessmen
Alexander Peden's mask & wig
Arthur's Seat coffins
Photos of the German Traditional Christmas Market on the Mound Precinct in Edinburgh. Taken for Edinburgh Spotlight.
Photos of Edinburgh’s Christmas light switching-on and Christmas Markets, taken for Edinburgh Spotlight.