Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Racewall - Cowdenbeath

I was recently commissioned by Scotland on Sunday's Spectrum Magazine to photograph an afternoon and evening at the Racewall in Cowdenbeath - home of Scotland's Stock Car Racing. The photographs appeared in last Sunday's magazine.

Click here to read Peter Ross's Spectrum Feature

Monday, 26 July 2010

Wickerman Festival

Last weekend I was commissioned by 3x1 to provide press and event images from the Wickerman Festival which takes place near Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway. The festival is now in it's ninth year and this year attracted bands such as The Charlatans, Ocean Colour Scene and Tony Christie. Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos also made a surprise appearance.

I spent Saturday afternoon and evening capturing the atmosphere around the festival and wiring out photographs to the national and regional press. The highlight of the weekend was the burning of the Wickerman which took place at midnight on Saturday.

It was touch and go for a while as the mist rolled in from the sea and threatened to obscure the effigy. In the end the mist added to the feel of the magical event and fireworks provided a backlight to the sculpture, picking out its shape though the mist resulting in a great image.

Achieved good coverage in, amongst others, the Sunday Herald, The Scotsman, Metro and on the BBC website.

More pics on Facebook.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Starbucks Edinburgh Re-design

I have been working with Starbucks over the last couple of months to provide photography services for the redesign of their flagship store on Edinburgh's Royal Mile which has been completely renovated.

I was commissioned to photograph the store before and after renovation and also to provide press images (above) on the opening day. The press photographs show customers enjoying the new store and include portraits of Darcy Willson-Rymer, managing director of Starbucks UK and Ireland.

The press day also included an illustrated talk by Tim Pfeiffer, senior VP Global Design, coffee masterclasses by Alan Hartney, Starbucks UK Coffee Ambassador and specially created canapes by Edinburgh chef Tony Singh.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Into battle

I was up at Stirling Castle last week to carry out some photography of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum which is situated within the castle walls. Stirling Castle is home to the regiment which gave us 'The Thin Red Line' and which also boasts 16 Victoria Crosses (which are on display).

The photography is to be used to enhance the Stirling Castle website.

Well worth a visit and worth the admission price to the castle alone.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Games For Scotland


View the full set of images on my Facebook Page here.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

That's Magic

Ian Kendall, Magician, Edinburgh.
Commissioned by Spectrum Magazine.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Scotland's Shops

Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture, at the launch of “Scotland’s Shops”, a new Historic Scotland book examining the architectural history of shops in Scotland.

The book, written by Dr Lindsay Lennie, and funded through a three year Research fellowship with Historic Scotland, was launched in one of Scotland’s most iconic shops, Jenners Department Store, Princes Street, Edinburgh.

More information here.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Joust The Job

Photographs to promote Historic Scotland's Jousting Spectacular which took place this weekend and continues next weekend (10th & 11th July). More details here.

Coverage was achieved in The Scotsman, Metro, BBC and other outlets.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Food for Thought

Tempted? Continuing my work with the Dakota Hotel just outside Edinburgh, I was commissioned to photograph a range of dishes prepared by Executive Chef Marc Robertson. These images, along with others will be published in various magazines and also used to market the hotel.

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