Tuesday, 30 August 2011

MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival Day 2 Highlights

Highlights from the second day of the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival included comedian Miranda Hart and co-star Sarah Hadland, Professor Brian Cox, Sky News reporter Alex Crawford via satellite link from Libya, Russel Kane and The Only Way is Essex stars Mark Wright and Sam Faiers.

This is the third year I have photographed the event for MGEITF. The brief included supplying instant press images, capturing the sessions and masterclasses and photographing the after festival events and parties.

Monday, 29 August 2011

MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival Day 1 Highlights

The cream of the UK's TV talent converged in the capital this weekend for the annual MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival which took place Friday to Sunday.

The highlights from day one included the MacTaggart lecture given by Google chairman Eric Schmidt, masterclasses by Ricky Gervais and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows and appearances from Vernon Kay, Richard Bacon and Alan Carr.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Elle Street Style

A recent fun commission from Elle Magazine which involved seeking out 30 of Edinburgh's most stylish women. Chris Hunt from Genuine PR brought his extensive fashion expertise to the project which was photographed around the Old and New Town areas of the capital.

Click here for the Elle Street Style Edinburgh gallery.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Things Are Looking Up

There aren't too many people I look up to in life, but yesterday was an exception when I photographed Scotland rugby star Richie Gray at Laing Jewellers in Edinbrugh.

The six foot -ten international rugby ace was in-store to receive his new handpicked Omega Speedmaster.

The 21-year-old, who is bound for the world’s third biggest sports event in New Zealand, also joins the Hollywood elite choosing Omega as his official timepiece. George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, James Bond and Daniel Craig are all fans of the Omega range and have become ambassadors for the exclusive brand in recent years.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Fort George Celebration of the Centuries

2010's inaugural event brought the past to life at the awesome artillery fortification of Fort George. Once again, in Historic Scotland's largest event of the year, hundreds of performers will travelled from all over Britain to put on a fantastic show.

Opening with a grand parade, this celebration of history included exciting and interactive shows, demonstrations covering everything from the marching soldiers of the Roman period to the fighting troops of the twentieth century.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Fallen Angel

Soprano Lydia Teuscher is a vision, with angel’s wings specially created for her to wear in the Usher Hall this morning.

Lydia will be singing in Das Paradies und die Peri, the Opening Concert of Edinburgh International Festival 2011.

Her winged outfit is inspired by the plot of the Opening Concert which tells of the peri, a winged, fairy like creature descended from fallen angels who is regains paradise through the tear of a repentant sinner

Lydia’s wings have been created by Edinburgh artist Joanne Sykes. Their design was also inspired by the chrysanthemums on the front of the Edinburgh International Festival 2011 programme.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Edinburgh International Festival Opening

Jonathan Mills comes face to face with a pink Chinese Dragon yesterday morning at The Hub in Edinburgh.

The encounter marked two days to go until Festival 2011’s Opening Concert, and the exploration of the influences of eastern and western culture on each other. Festival performances include an unmissable range of Chinese performers.

Edinburgh International Festival (12 August – 4 September) eif.co.uk

Monday, 8 August 2011

Radio Forth on the Fringe 2011 Highlights

Radio Forth on the Fringe was back this year bigger and better than before with two nights at the Edinburgh Playhouse. The shows bring together the best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and this year included Ruby Wax, Paul Daniels, 4 Poof's and a Piano, The Pierces, Frisky and Mannish and Flawless.

This is the fourth year I have photographed Forth on the Fringe which was again hosted by Boogie and Arlene.

More photographs can be found on my Facebook page and the full set are on the Forth One website.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The Lovely Joanna Lumley

Plans to create Scotland’s First Centre for Children’s Literature at The Birthplace of Peter Pan were unveiled yesterday by actress Joanna Lumley.

A fund raising bid to raise £4 million to renovate Moat Brae House and Garden, birthplace of Peter Pan, and create Scotland’s first Centre for Children’s Literature were announced yesterday (2 August).

In addition to the front page of The Scotsman, coverage was achieved in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Herald and Daily Record.

More photographs here on Facebook.