Monday, 24 November 2014

Black and White Photos Edinburgh Book Festival 2014

Bonnie Greer
Michael Pitre
Isabel Greenburg
Max Egremont
Julia Franck
Michèle Forbes
Jim Sillars
Kate Mosse 
Nick Hayes
Nathan Coley

Some of my photos Edinburgh International book festival 2014. If you wish to use any of my photos, please respect my copyright
The festival offers an informed blend of the old and new where the retro and the modern sit side by side here - imaginative fantasy with factual history, romantic poetry and detailed economy, the surreal novel, the researched biography alongside hard hitting political thought. The festival allows all voices a platform to be heard and to exchange ideas and aspirations and celebrates diversity of thought.

In Edinburgh the windy weather can be often dramatic - one moment brilliant sunshine the next torrential downpour for an hour. It keeps us alert for sure! I watch the sun on the elegant Georgian new town with the dark skies beyond.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

New Writers Edinburgh

Leigh Bardugo
Jeff VanderMeer
Holly Baxter
Emma Healey
Nick Hayes
Rhiannon Cosslett
Lucy Saxon
Kirsty Logan
Isabel Greenburg
Anna Whitwham
Victoria Hendry

Some of the New Writers at Edinburgh International Book festival 2014.Please respect my copyright.  

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Historic Oran Mor

Motto by Scottish artist Alasdair Gray
Emeli Sande

The Oran Mor sits at the junction of Byres Road and Great Western road. It is one of the most iconic converted churches and is lit up at night in soft blues and gold. The upstairs auditorium is often hired for weddings and provides a perfect setting for many world class bands. Downstairs is The Venue where I have attended many unforgettable gigs – such as Emeli Sande back in 2007, when she was known as Adele and well before she was famous and five years before the release of her top selling album Our Version of Events. She had a wonderful voice but I never quite imagined one day she might be singing at the Olympic Games! I heard Emeli again here n 2012 when I first heard her wonderful new songs for her hit album….

I have also seen fun bands here, such as Broken Records, Head and Heart and The Low Anthem when I got some of my best ever images - as well as many top singer songwriters.  

The Venue is small, characterful and cosy and a place you can get engrossed in the performances.  

Broken Records
The Head and Heart