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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Festival Close - Up


The Eight Month. Autumn's Doormat. The Lion's Cape.

Call it what you will, it is still home to the biggest Arts festival event in the world, and it kicks off tomorrow on terra firma in Edinburgh. As part of the ubiquitous frenzy, I am ready to cast off my reservations and throw myself into it fully. I will be in town and on the hoof for the month again, between assignments and festivities. I will be, as ever, drowning in images as the month progresses so to relieve the image build-up, everyday I will be posting a 

Tune in on Twitter and Facebook to see what is crammed into my lens on the front lines over the next 31 days. No two Augusts are ever the same, I won't even speculate what the month has in store...


Monday, 1 July 2013

LeithLate - Shutter Project

Over the last 6 months, my local Leith Walk has had its grey and shady veneer peeled away to the vibrant, motley heartwood underneath. Leith has always had the handle of being a colourful neighbourhood, but the curatorial eye of LeithLate has seen this put forward in vivid hues. LeithLate chief Morv has paired visual artists with local businesses whose street shutters are lent as a steel canvas to their ideas and artwork. With no shortage of interesting businesses on the walk, and some truly excellent artists in the local, the range of expression and creativity has been awesome.

Speaking as someone visual - it has not only been a great idea, but a great success. My roving eyes have more luscious pigmentation on which to feast on my walk up the street. I think we could all happily see more artistic collaboration within our commnuity - bravo folks.

Games Master - Jamie Johnson

Fairtrade Coffee - Bernie Reid

Paradign Shift - Dave Lemm

Inner City Sanctum - Liana Moran

Word Of Mouth - Fraser Gray

Origano - Richie