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Who kept the togs out? 

On Monday, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed her reputation as the UK’s best politician by uniting the British media with a singular pro-Sturgeon vision. She gazumped Downing Street’s Brexit* bill, due to pass in the House of Lords, by announcing indyref2…

Beyond Braveheart And Nessie

Originally published on New York Times Lens blog. Today would have been Scotland’s first Independence Day.

the future of photography

“Photography has left the building” claims Stephen Mayes in a wide-ranging essay on the future of photography for Time Lightbox. But does new technology really represent a paradigm shift in the very nature of photography…

eskimo artefacts for national geographic

Melting permafrost and coastal storms are destroying a trove of Eskimo artefacts from the 14th-17th centuries in Nunalleq, four hundred miles west of Anchorage, Alaska. Dr Rick Knecht of the University of Aberdeen and his team have over 20,000 items to…

the perfect picture

Many millions set out into the world of photography but few endure the test of time.

Big in India

A new website brings a flurry of interest from across the world but among all the pie charts and line graphs in my analytical war room I discovered something surprising this week- that I was big in India. Thanks to a portrait of super megastar A.R…

putting the free back into freelance

Freelancers must learn quickly to define time off or else they will burnout. Everything is work or nothing is work. We will be trapped by work rather than liberated for work. As a freelance I am always trying to create the kind of work that will maintain…

the first question to ask every photographer

The wrong questionOn discovering the noble profession to which I am called, people always ask "What kind of photographer are you?" After some um-ing and ah-ing and wondering how to define myself I might reply- "I’m a poor/ I am an amazing…

meeting face to face

In the digital world its always better to see people in person. And the quickest way to get around them in Paris is by scooter…