The Alt-Photo Festival

I'm pleased to announce that I will be showing a few select images with two other Edinburgh based film photographers at this year's Alt Photo Festival taking place across the City. Simon Kidd, James Pearson and I have been invited to show prints at Tidalfire on St Mary's Street (where I was in October) from the 28th February until the 12th March 2013.

The Alt Photo Festival is the new name for the Pinhole Photography Festival which I attended and wrote about last year. Like last year there are various events across the city, including workshops at Stills Gallery, the Botanic Gardens, as well as a symposium at the Edinburgh College of Art.

The Fletcher building at Edinburgh's Royal Botanical Gardens are hosting some wonderful alternative process photographers, including Alastair Cook and his wet plate collodion work, Alex Boyd, Lucy Telford and the organiser Kenny Bean

 "Film Photographers Self Group Shot" by James Pearson

 "Film Photographers Self Group Shot" by James Pearson

Simon, James and I will be hosted by Tidalfire which is at the bottom of St Mary's Street towards Cowgate. Although we're all photographers who use the medium of film, we all use it in different ways and the exhibition will represent that well.

  • Tidalfire Ltd
  • 42 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX
  • Thurday, 28th February to Tuesday, 12th March 2013
  • Monday to Friday
  • 9am to 5pm

I hope you can make it along during the two weeks. If you do, let me know what you think.

Tidalfire Exhibition

The time is getting nearer to the exhibition that I'll be having at Tidalfire in the centre of Edinburgh so I thought I'd give you all the details.

If you're not aware, Tidalfire are a web and technology training company specialising in Adobe products. Their premises on St Mary's Street have a reception area with bare walls at the front and an empty window display that they have invited artists to fill for two week periods. They call it the Window of Opportunity. On Monday, 22nd October 2012, I will be setting up my exhibition of photographs and hope people can make it in at some point to see them. Although it's worth checking out what Tidalfire have on offer, don't be shy on going in just to have a look at the images on show - they will welcome you with open arms.

The set of images I will be showing are of my favourite places in Edinburgh and all shot on various film cameras and black and white films ranging from pinhole cameras to infrared film. They will be available to buy directly through me and individually priced at the exhibition as well as on here for those who can't make it.

Thanks, and let me know what you thought of it.


  • Dates: 22 October to 5th November 2012
  • Location: Tidalfire Ltd, 42 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SX
  • Opening Times: Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 5:00pm