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WSJ Mansion- Edinburgh New Town

Spare million? This is the place to invest, according to the Wall Street Journal's Mansion section. On assignment December 2016, I walked 15 miles revisiting locations and waiting for the right light and sheltering in Pret when the sub-zero winds became…

Beyond Braveheart And Nessie

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

instagram blog interview

An interview from the official Instagram blog.“Ginger is, by my classification, a spectrum from auburn to strawberry blond,” says Kieran Dodds (@kierandodds), a Scottish photojournalist whose country has one of the highest per capita populations of…

food banks- britain's hungry and hidden

Antonia and her partner Sergio work to feed their two children but struggle to make ends meet and have used emergency food aid in the past year. This week it was announced that over one million people received help from UK Food banks during the last…

the pleasure and pain of photo editing

My aim is to pass on the pleasure of photography by removing the pain of editing. Photo sequencing can be a pain in the eye-balls. If you shoot stories, you know that feeling- cutting 10 or 20 thousand pictures down to 10% then 5% then 1%…

things people said on the guardian about gingers

The Guardian ran my Gingers last month attracting hundreds of comments on everything from prejudice to photoshop. Most were positive but here were some of my favourites that made me stop and scratch my head.

free scotland/ the political landscape

When a taxi driver in China asked me if Scotland was to be independent I thought I had missed some big news. That was 2007 when the SNP (Scottish National Party) had managed a landslide victory in a parliamentary system designed to prevent one party…

the children are their future

Seventy politicians, civil servants and business people are standing trial in Malawi charged with stealing $100 million (£60 million) of government money months before a general election in May 2014. Foreign powers, who provide 40% of the nation’s…

tearsheet: geo france

Twenty page spread in Geo France gives voice to Tibetan nomads…

the third pole- china's water tower

“Education will ruin our culture” laments Dorje, a local Tibetan teacher describing how compulsory education is driving the resettlement of nomads. “These lifestyles are endangered. You rarely see people on horse back nowadays. To improve the…

deadly skies over malta

"Some members have been shot at and injured, others got their car burned, experienced verbal abuses and physical abuses also. That's the bad side of being a birdwatcher."- An anonymous birdwatcher from Malta. On Malta, it's safer to remain anonymous than…

the bats of kasanka

Deep in a remote corner of Zambia, a forest stirs with activity. A huge number of animals are coming to the end of an epic migration…