Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Wickerman Festival 2011

Last weekend I was commissioned by 3x1 Public Relations to photograph The 10th Wickerman Festival which took place near Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway.

This year the Festival attracted The Choral, Echo and the Bunny Men, Feeder, The Pigeon Detectives and The Noisettes.

The festival culminated in the burning of the Wicker Man effigy at midnight on Saturday, watched by 15,000 people.

Over the weekend coverage of the festival was achieved in The Scotsman, Daily Record, Metro and online.

Full set of images on my FACEBOOK page.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival

A timely photograph of James Murdoch, chief executive of News Corporation taken at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival in 2009.

Murdoch gave the MacTaggart Lecture at the McEwan Hall in addition to taking part in a Q&A session at the EICC.

I am delighted to be commissioned as official photographer to the MGEITF for the third year in 2011.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

HM The Queen officially opens Stirling's Royal Palace

HM The Queen accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh officially re-opened the Royal Palace at Stirling Castle yesterday. Security was tight and the castle was closed to the public for the duration of the visit. My car was even thoroughly checked by a sniffer dog before I could gain access to the esplanade.

On arrival, HM The Queen was presented with the keys to the castle before being shown round the ground floor by Ruth Parsons, Chief Executive of Historic Scotland.

Technically the shoot was quite challenging as we were told that flash was to be used sparingly, if at all and some of the rooms in the palace were pretty dark.

HM The Queen unveiled a plaque carved from oak to commemorate her visit before sitting down to lunch with invites guests in the Great Hall.

Children from the local Raploch area provided entertainment.

HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh appeared to enjoy their visit to the Castle and it was all smiles as they left.

Click here for the Stirling Castle website.