‘Scotland’s Photograph Album’

On Friday, 22nd November 2019, I visited the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh to view the ‘MacKinnon Collection‘. Here are a few of the photographs:

The Montrose Year Book

I made this film for my wee sister Gillian. It is based on the wonderful photographs that Rev James Hay of Montrose took of his young family (c1905) Music Credit: … Continue reading The Montrose Year Book

Captain Phillips

A friend from Australia, aware of my interest in Johnston Shearer, the pioneer Scottish Photographer, recently sent me this photograph of Captain Phillips as taken in 1870 at 242 Union … Continue reading Captain Phillips

Light and his life had become inseparable

This film is based on a Radio Scotland interview with Brian May and Professor Roger Taylor on the 15 August 2018. The host was Grant Stott. Taylor and May have … Continue reading Light and his life had become inseparable

The constancy of Coade stone

This is a photograph of my grandfather, Henry Mungall Gordon, in his home 75 Argyle Crescent, Portobello. I never knew my grandfather as he died in six years before I … Continue reading The constancy of Coade stone

Brian May and George Washington Wilson

In August 2018, Brian May, Queen Guitarist will launch a book in Aberdeen on the pioneering landscape photographer George Washington Wilson. I have had a long fascination with Scotland’s pioneering … Continue reading Brian May and George Washington Wilson

Theft of Photographs

My grandfather, Henry Gordon (1902-1961) died 6 years before I was born. I recently discovered that my grandfather had a namesake who was a pioneer photographer in Aberdeen. This is … Continue reading Theft of Photographs