Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Nicola Morgan

Nicola is one of those writers who engages very well with her audience. I met her at the Book Festival last year when there was a sudden need for a picture of her in the yurt [The Yurt is where the authors hang out and nobody is allowed to take pictures in there; we had to cheat and do it in the Press yurt] and afterwards I noticed that although there are plenty of images of her there are few portraits, so I wanted to collect her.

Nicola Morgan

She has access to the secret gardens which cover half of Calton Hill and I merrily took the opportunity to have a nose around. I could have spend hours shooting people up there...

Friday, 27 April 2012

Andrew Philip

Andrew has so many fingers in pies that I'm not even going to attempt a summary - check out his website.
Andrew Philip
We met near the Scottish Parliament on a lovely sunny day which rapidly turned to rain, quenching my clever plans. But he was a good sport and we managed to get a few nice shots.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Colin McGuire: Not as crazy as he'd have you think

The first person for this batch was Colin McGuire (blog). Originally from Glasgow he's settled into Edinburgh's literary scene quietly but comfortably, dropping poetry around him as he goes. He suggested we meet at the underpass behind the Musem as it once hosted an momentous romantic occasion. I hesitated as previously Claire Askew had been placed there but in the end we had a go.
Colin McGuire
I particularly like the roof of the underpass here as, along with the square crop, it hints at a classic Hasselblad look...

Monday, 16 April 2012

Working on a sequel

I've not put this project to sleep but it's certainly had a few naps. As part of a college project to produce images suitable for a stock library I'm going to be working up ten submissions to Writer Pictures, a local stock library specialising in - yes, pictures of writers! I do love being able to do things at once. So, watch this space, rapid-fire updates imminent!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Keith Ridgway: Morose and reluctantly photogenic

Keith, an Irish writer, had been living in Edinburgh for a while and was about to leave again so I rushed to collect him. A wander through the Dean Valley provided some lovely pictures of him but being a modest chap he doesn't think he looks good in them. Tsk.

Keith Ridgway