Deacon Brodie

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005: Deacon Brodie, was a Scottish cabinet-maker, deacon of a trades guild, and Edinburgh city councillor, who maintained a secret life as a burglar- partly for the thrill, and partly to fund his gambling. This iconic pub on Edinburgh’s royal mile has been there for years and honors the scoundrel. I finally got around to developing […]

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Loch Ness

Scotland, 1999: While visiting Loch Ness in 1999 I did what surely everyone else does- some good old-fashioned monster spotting. Although I didn’t get the “money shot”of the legendary beast- just another conveniently out of focus picture- I did perhaps more remarkably, capture a British RAF Tornado fighter jet hurtling down the loch accidentally, whilst taking a photo through a window at historic Urquhart Castle.

The Loch Ness Monster is reputedly a large unknown animal that inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Popular interest and belief in the creature has varied since it was first brought to the world’s attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings.

The most common speculation among believers is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs.The scientific community regards “Nessie”as a modern-day myth, and concludes that sightings are either misidentification of more mundane objects, outright hoaxes, or wishful thinking. Despite this, the Loch Ness Monster remains as arguably the most famous example of cryptozoology.

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One Man Band

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1999; A one man band- a street act I saw a number of times during the Edinburgh festival. I’m pretty sure he was from Canada…  Mamiya ZE/Mamiya-Sekor 50mm f1.7

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Edinburgh, Scotland, 1998: A contrasting scene during the Edinburgh Festival street festivities…   Mamiya ZE/Sekor 50mm f1.7

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Edinburgh, Scotland, 1998:  A row of telephone boxes on Edinburgh’s “Royal Mile”.  The man in the fore-ground wasn’t that happy to be in the frame though…   Mamiya ZE/50mm f1.7

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Scotland, 2001: Have just heard that Osama bin Laden has been killed in an operation by US special forces in Pakistan. Then I remembered this shot by my photographer friend Nathaniel Benefield, with Bin Laden grafitti on the wall and me shooting something (awkwardly) in the background…

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Firth of Forth

Firth of Forth, Scotland, 1997:  The iconic Forth Bridge links Edinburgh- over the waters of the Forth of Firth–  with Fife to the North…  Mamiya ZE/50mm 1.7/Fuji Superia

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