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 (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.

The Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland

Temperate Palms Glasshouse, Royal Botanic Gardens

St Anthony's Chapel, Holyrood Park

Royal Botanic Gardens

Grand Gallery, National Museum of Scotland

St Margaret's Loch, Holyrood Park

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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 managed to get was a quick iPhone snap out the window before we flew.

Sunset from the runway at Gatwick

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.

Scott Monument

Scott Monument

Scott Monument

Scott Monument

Scott Monument

And next week, I will be starting another project too: this one I’m very excited about, but more news about that soon…

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Fascinating Mummies at the National Museum of Scotland

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.

Fascinating Mummies

Fascinating Mummies

Fascinating Mummies

Fascinating Mummies

Fascinating Mummies

Fascinating Mummies

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Location shoot – Mark Cooper

Photos from a promotional shoot for Edinburgh-based charity runner and motivational speaker Mark Cooper

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Fashion photography for Miss Dixiebelle

Shots from a hat and jewellery shoot last month.

With thanks to Miss Dixiebelle and model Kay.

Miss Dixiebelle headwear shoot

Miss Dixiebelle headwear shoot

Miss Dixiebelle headwear shoot

Miss Dixiebelle headwear shoot

Miss Dixiebelle headwear shoot

Miss Dixiebelle headwear shoot

Miss Dixiebelle headwear shoot

Miss Dixiebelle headwear shoot

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Photos of the year 2011

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

Double rainbow

Sunrise, Edinburgh

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The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

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.

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run

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26 Treasures at the National Museum of Scotland

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

26 Treasures

The Cramond lioness

26 Treasures

St Ninian's Isle treasure

26 Treasures

The Lewis Chessmen

26 Treasures

Alexander Peden's mask & wig

26 Treasures

Serf's collar

26 Treasures

Arthur's Seat coffins

26 Treasures

Bionic hand

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The German Traditional Christmas Market, Edinburgh

Photos of the German Traditional Christmas Market on the Mound Precinct in Edinburgh. Taken for Edinburgh Spotlight.

The Traditonal German Christmas Market

The Traditonal German Christmas Market

The Traditonal German Christmas Market

The Traditonal German Christmas Market

The Traditonal German Christmas Market

The Traditonal German Christmas Market

The Traditonal German Christmas Market

The Traditonal German Christmas Market

The Traditonal German Christmas Market

The Traditonal German Christmas Market

The Traditonal German Christmas Market

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Edinburgh’s Christmas Light Night

Photos of Edinburgh’s Christmas light switching-on and Christmas Markets, taken for Edinburgh Spotlight.

Edinburgh's Christmas Light Night

Edinburgh's Christmas Light Night

Edinburgh's Christmas Light Night

Edinburgh's Christmas Light Night

Edinburgh's Christmas Light Night

Edinburgh's Christmas Light Night

Edinburgh's Christmas Light Night

Edinburgh's Christmas Light Night

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