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    • Lauren

      Today marks the 3rd anniversary since the guy who gave my first ever paid photography job, sadly passed away. He was an incredible mentor who handed over the reins of his studio to me, but he always knew my love for photography lay with the editorial style, and he just happened to be (probably) Scotland’s best. So, he later introduced me to the world of editorial photography. This is Gordon.

      I miss the crazy world of editorial photography. This anniversary prompted me to look through some of the photo work I done with Gordon. Here’s a whole bunch of my favourites; some from my time working for scotimage.com, and some from my time as a freelancer. There are few jobs that allow you to meet Shrek one day and Andy Murray the next, right?

    • Lauren

      First let’s start with the controversial. This series was my most “well-paid”: the day of the Scottish Referendum vote. Those of the older age groups predominantly voted ‘non’, whilst those of the younger generations voted a majority ‘yes’. The story in these photos is simple, but clear. The Catalans were fighting for their right to vote too. We now know how that’s ended.

    • Lauren

      Sticking with the controversial, these two photos were taken during the Edinburgh Fringe festival. The march taking place was during a time of debate about rape culture – something that still seems to have an ambiguous political gray area. This march was real powerful since it happened unplanned during Edinburgh’s busiest time. On the busiest street.

    • Lauren

      Something a little more lighthearted - as promised, here’s Shrek on a photo call at Edinburgh Castle – he kindly brought along the whole family, and even captured a ‘Shrelfie’.

    • Lauren

      “Especially for you… I want to tell you I was feeling that way too…” Remember that song? Of course, you do. Here’s one half of that duet, Jason Donovan.

    • Lauren

      2015 marked the 125th year anniversary of the Forth Rail Bridge. To celebrate, here’s a Spitfire flying over it.

    • Lauren

      More bridge appearances, here’s the Flying Scotsman making a journey over the Forth Bridge. The Flying Scotsman was JK Rowling’s inspiration for the Hogwarts Express.

    • Lauren

      Ready for some events? Edinburgh Fringe Festival features around 55’000 performances over 4000 shows in 300 venues in Edinburgh, annually. It’s the largest arts festival in the world and most of my favourite performances come from those on the streets.

    • Lauren

      During the Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Castle plays host to the Edinburgh Tattoo – it’s a spectacular event and one that every tourist should definitely see while in town (but you may need to book your tickets way in advance). It is said to be the best show on Earth, so gaining access as a photographer is difficult - I was thrilled when they sought me out.

    • Lauren

      Hello, is it me you’re looking for? This guy from Edinburgh Art College made a bunch of these sculptures, blindfolded (just like in the Lionel Richie song) for his degree.

    • Lauren

      When Mercedes launch new commercial fleets, they like to get pretty photos. Check out the reflection of the clouds in those windows (LOVE!).

    • Lauren

      Suicide survivor, Josh Quigley, had a goal to cycle Europe. Before he went, we climbed Arthur’s Seat with the bike to capture some photos.

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