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How shallow can you go

I have had an interesting evening torn between two shots I took today. Same subject and almost the same pose but one with what may be considered too…

Botanic Cottage: Sutherland

Over the last year my main project has been photographing the people involved in reconstructing the Botanic Cottage. This is Sutherland who is the organiser of community stuff associated with…

Sister Coa Nghiem

I’m just back from a week at Plum Village. I’d hoped to do some portraiture but didn’t really have time. Retreats are busy places what with all the…

Paul Nesbitt: June 2015

Paul is curator of Inverleith House gallery at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh a (surely THE) leading contemporary gallery in Scotland.

Josephine: May 2015

Final day of the Wiston retreat.  

Jerry: May 2015

Just having received the 5 Mindfulness Trainings.

Roland: May 2015

Is this Roland? Looking out the door at the end of the Wiston Retreat.

Joscelyn: May 2015

In this case maybe colour.  

Mia

I’m amazed I pulled this image out of the series I took of Mia as she was larking about – like usual. Always making people smile. The shot…

Bernadette

At the end of a retreat at Wiston Lodge.  

David Harris

Botanics People

Many of the subjects in my 100 Portraits Project were at my place of work (The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) so I have continued making portraits of people…

People @ Pedal On Parliament 2014

Had a lovely couple of hours doing the Pedal On Parliament ride today and took the opportunity to spend the time photographing people. Everyone was in a good…

100 Portraits: Andy

Andy has worked at the botanics for over 25 years and is actually a lot more cheerful than he appears in this photo – but I like the…

100 Portraits: Norman

Norman was working with Andy to build the National Organ Donor Memorial in the gardens. He is a drystane dyker by trade but many years ago he was…

100 Portraits: Reuben

Finally got around to photographing Reuben. We had just been having a meeting about putting children’s drawings on line and generally sorting out the problems of the world….

100 Portraits: Greg

Greg runs the education programs and is such a nice guy. We talked about work whilst he ate his lunch and took a couple of calls then sat…

100 Portraits: Colin 2

Colin works in estates and although I walk past his office every day we have rarely spoken. I caught him “vaping” outside and he was very easy about…

100 Portraits: Martin

Martin runs the conifer conservation project and, as conifers don’t have flowers and are considered ‘lower’ plants he is located in the basement along with David. The windows…

100 Portraits: David

David is one of our senior scientists who is just about to leave (partially retire?) to live abroad. He works on Diatoms which are considered ‘lower’ plants and…

100 Portraits: Colin

Number 63 in my series. Colin was very relaxed about coming to be photographed. The day was overcaste again I stood him by the window with the heating…

100 Portraits: MarkW

I have known Mark for 25+ years so it is actually quite odd photographing him. The days continue to be overcaste and dull so light is very low…

100 Portraits: Bhaskar

I think I have found myself a new studio. There is a staircase with a very tall window that I thought would give light too soft but if…

100 Portraits: Lorna

I had liked the light in Lorna’s office when I had been in for meetings but when I went in this time it was pretty dismal. I ended…

100 Portraits: Graham

The dreek weather and short days continue. This shot was taken at 1:10pm and that is a South facing window! I decided to use the interal lighting in…

100 Portraits: Elspeth

The light over the last week has been really rubbish. Although most of the shots I have been doing have been indoors it is surprising how dreek weather…

100 Portraits: David

David is leaving to work at another institute at the end of the month so was in a hurry to put things in order. I’m beginning to notice…

100 Portraits: Stephan

I had warned Stephan I might catch him for a photo and he was very relaxed about it. He seems comfortable in his own skin. Stephan’s office is…

100 Portraits: Louise

I was looking for David but found Louise – someone I had wanted to photograph but not warned yet. She has been getting into photography so was keen…

100 Portraits: Jimmy

I finally managed to get talking to Jimmy when he was free and I was free and the light was OK. We stepped outside to a covered area…