Sunday, April 20


Definition of triptych in English:


Line breaks: trip|tych
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪptɪk/


  • 1A picture or relief carving on three panels, typically hinged together vertically and used as an altarpiece:a triptych depicting the Crucifixion
  • 1.1A set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works intended to be appreciated together:a triptych on the theme of the holocausthis triptych of one-act operas is unfairly neglected


mid 18th century (denoting a set of three writing tablets hinged or tied together): from tri- 'three', on the pattern of diptych.

Yesterday, late in the afternoon on another ridiculously lovely april day, I had a shoot with Grace and Gordon. They really did look as pretty as a picture before we even began so it didn't take much skill on my part to make these photos gorgeous! 

We wandered around Stockbridge and Inverleith park and I have to admit, although I live quite close, I was totally unaware of the amazing views of Edinburgh from this part of the city. Luckily Grace and Gordon knew some of these special spots so my job was half done!
With these shots I wanted to create a bit of a narrative, a kind of mini series of little love stories. Obviously I was trying to be careful not to be too cheesy but they are in love and you can't deny a good love story!! It's something a bit different for me but I thought this 'Triptych' style really suited the photos… 

…oh, and one random one cos I like it too much to miss it out!

Friday, April 18

Gorse, grass and sunshine...

The sun was out in Edinburgh today and it was definitely one of those days that made me happy about living in this inspiring city. 

Luckily I had a little photo shoot organised and we had planned to have a couple of hours at Holyrood park with the gorse, the grass and the sunshine. The tourists and locals were all out but luckily Jemima, the gorgeous lady in all these shots, knew some beautiful spots away from the hordes that felt like we were in our own little world… amazing that this was a couple of minutes walk from the bustling centre of Edinburgh.

Special thanks to Jemima for being such a great model and I'm afraid she looked too lovely in all these photos to choose which ones to post… so I've just posted them all! ;-)

Thursday, April 17

Water of Leith

“The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley. 
― Robert Burns

I've recently moved up to Edinburgh. My plan was to arrive, settle in quickly, get to know the city a bit and then get stuck in with my photography. Unfortunately life kind of got in the way and I'm ashamed to admit that until now I haven't taken my camera out. It's been sitting in a corner of my sitting room looking at me, guilt tripping me and I finally broke… definitely time to establish myself up here and get on with some work!! 

So, first thing's first - locations. I've obviously been sussing out the areas of the city that I would like to photograph, spotting the streets that would provide beautiful backdrops and picturing lots of future portrait shoots whenever I wander around the city. I decided to take my slightly reluctant partner out to one location for a little recce and a mini photo shoot to get the feel of the area… he may not love getting his photo taken but he does look rather handsome (I might be biased!).

I've got a couple of shoots lined up for this week so I'm looking forward to trying out some new locations and getting to know Edinburgh through the lens a little better. These shots are from our walk along the Water of Leith and the stunning Dean Park in the centre of Edinburgh.