Tuesday, 22 December 2009

A Little Bit of Joy

The 2009 Christmas Card which was originally a commission from Scotland on Sunday's Spectrum Magazine last year and appeared on the front cover of the magazine.

A very Merry Christmas to present and future clients and warm wishes for 2010.
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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Happy Birthday. To Me.

I am 3 years old. Well, my freelance professional photography business is. Three years ago I left the bosom of The Scotsman group to set out on my own and I haven't looked back. It's been an amazing three years working with clients such as Historic Scotland, Homecoming Scotland, The MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival and various PR companies all over the UK.

The photography business is very competitive but I believe that the key to success is to provide an excellent service, resulting in a high quality product built upon long lasting relationships with clients. Most of the clients I had in day one are still with me. Sincere thanks to present and future clients. Here's to the next 3 years!
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Monday, 14 December 2009

Toy Story

It's always great to see your work in print and I was delighted when flicking through the Saturday papers to come across The Scotsman magazine and find that they had used one of my photographs on the front cover. The picture was taken about a month ago and was part of a commission on the toy department at the John Lewis store in Edinburgh.
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Friday, 11 December 2009

Santa's Little Helper

Gaby Souter from The Scotsman Magazine spent a day in the toy department of the John Lewis store in Edinburgh recently to learn about the big sellers in the run up to Christmas.
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Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Boys Night In

Scotland's top model and former Miss Scotland Stephanie Willemse gets ready to welcome guests to Jane Davidson's annual Boys Night In - a special boys only shopping event held at the exclusive Peter Johnston's Edinburgh Townhouse.
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Monday, 7 December 2009

Happy Birthday

Falkirk based international company Redeem, leaders in recovery, refurbishment and recycling of consumer electronic devices celebrated their 10th Anniversary at the weekend with a party at The Falkirk Wheel. Guests from all over the world were greeted by a piper in full Highland Dress.

The shot was tricky to capture and I had to use a tripod to ensure that the lights and logo on the wheel were sharp, then add some off camera flash to pull the piper out of the picture. The light rain helped with reflections on the ground.
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Friday, 4 December 2009

Heather the Weather

I have been working my way through the girls from the BBC. First it was Sally Magnusson, then Jackie Bird and last night it was Scotland's favourite weather girl Heather Reid. I am of course talking about hosts for The Green Energy Awards. Heather did a great job at The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Congratulations to all the winners!
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Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Famous Lorraine Kelly

Scottish television star Lorraine Kelly celebrated her 50th birthday recently and to commemorate the event Famous Grouse and VisitScotland got together to produce a one off bottling of The Famous Lorraine Kelly. Slainte!
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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

The Final Fling

Last night saw the curtain fall on Homecoming Scotland 2009 with a series of St Andrew's Day events in appropriately enough, St Andrews. It's been quite a year and as official photographer for Homecoming I have covered events the length and breadth of Scotland.

So it is appropriate that the final image I shot was of the Son et Lumiere - images of the history of Scotland and the story of Saint Andrew projected onto the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. More images here.

My favourite photograph from the year was taken on the launch weekend in Dumfries and shows a small girl holding a lantern on front of the Homecoming logo. You can see it here.
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