It feels quite surreal to have one of my images selected as one of the best photographic portraits in the country. My photo is one I took in the sea on the eve of International Women’s Day (7 March) when the sea is at it’s coldest. Adventurer, Lindsey Cole, was cycling into town and a swim had been organised at sunset. It was a stormy day with waves in the normally flat calm of Portobello beach. Between then and now, I’ve learned a lot…Read More
To celebrate being a finalist in the Scottish Portrait Awards, I'm going to shoot 60 portraits over the next 60 days until the next round of judging at the start of November.
Last Friday I opened up my calendar to anyone who wanted to be a subject and the slots had gone by Sunday evening: a lovely mixture of known and new faces. I really look forward to this journey- who knows where it’ll take me but I know it’ll be a challenge in ways I can’t yet begin to imagine!Read More
I was delighted / surprised / not sure what to expect when I had a call to say I’d reached the finals of the Scottish Portrait Awards 2019 - the full title, the Richard Coward SPA in Photography.
In June I entered a portrait of one of my Winter Wild Swimmers - one I absolutely loved of Jenny Kinnear and didn’t exhibit at the Skylark with the rest of Plunge- I’d kept it for myself!Read More
A couple of months ago (I’m playing catch up!) I was interviewed for the Work In Progress podcast. It’s a podcast made for everyone who wants to make space in their lives for doing what they love.
Somewhat surprisingly for someone (me) who doesn’t naturally take to public speaking, I enjoyed this conversation with Mona and Eva and it felt very natural despite deviating from my usual conversation topics and being front and centre …!
In case you’re not sure if you want to devote your time to this… Here’s a run down of what we cover in approximate order!
A rather diverse career path! … from floristry to deep sea researcher
My ethos that governs all of this: You only have one life - you’ve got to make the most of it!
Photography (of course!) being a continuous curiosity- and how you can improve - and amazing photographers to watch
Tribe Women and finding a close supportive business network
Motherhood- and the transition can be amazing for your career
Anyway, I’d love it if you’d have a listen here and do get in touch if you have any feedback.
“If you’ve got a dream that lingers in your head and thoughts at night just give it a go. No matter how big or small.” In conversation with Lindsey Cole, the Thames Mermaid, about adventures, not letting anything stop you and about not being scared to try new things. Read on…Read More