Cosmic light and skeletons

John Herschel, 1792 – 1871, was an English polymath, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, and experimental photographer. Herschel’s Preliminary Discourse (1831), which advocated an inductive approach to scientific experiment and theory-building, … Continue reading Cosmic light and skeletons

Linda McCartney: RETROSPECTIVE

Yesterday, I went to view this retrospective of the photography by Linda McCartney at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. It is well worth a visit. Last year I made this film about … Continue reading Linda McCartney: RETROSPECTIVE

‘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:

She gangs in brawness

This homemade film is for Ella Rae (a dear friend whose voice closes the film), Catriona my older sister, and Rachel my daughter. Ella Rae died some years ago. I … Continue reading She gangs in brawness

Canto One

This is from life, I was there: exploring secrets hidden behind shapes, colours and scents – the smell of that philadelphus, god almighty! In Canto One I lived on, flew … Continue reading Canto One

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

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