Saturday, 30 April 2011

Downhill, County Antrim

I shot this from my car window on the beach at Downhill in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It must be one of the few places in the UK where you can drive along the (11k) beach. Stunning.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

1911 Census Released

The 1911 census was made public for the first time yesterday at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh.
On had was 100 year old Ann Moncus from Edinburgh who appears in the census when she was just 2 months old.
Staff from the National Archives of Scotland dressed in period costume to celebrate the launch.

See the full set of images on Facebook.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Mary, Queen of Mother's Day

Mary Queen of Scots dropped by the Queen Anne Cafe at Edinburgh Castle this weekend to sample the delights of the special Mother's Day menu of tea and cakes.

Friday, 1 April 2011


I first photographed the artist Jolomo (John Lowrie Morrison) a couple of years ago on the Isle of Mull. We are both ex-teachers so got on well with each other straight away.

In February this year I photographed the unveiling of a brilliant new paining by John of Bell Rock, commissioned by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

John then commissioned me to photograph him at his studio in Argyll. We spent an interesting morning together and hopefully captured some of John's character which influences his paining.

You can find out more about Jolomo here and The Jolomo Foundation here.