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Lung transplant charity raises over 20K

Warren Cummings died when he was 31. He worked until 6 months before his death when his lungs deteriorated and he died of pneumonia. 

Warren had been on the waiting list for assessment for a double lung transplant. The waiting time is typically 12 to 15 months and almost half of those with Cystic Fibrosis die whilst on the waiting list. Often donor lungs are not suitable for transplantation because of infection and inflammation but there is a suggestion that perfusion of donor lungs with appropriate drugs after removal from the donor might “recondition” the lung and make lungs, which were only marginally suitable, usable in needy patients. If this is confirmed, it may increase markedly the availability of lungs for transplantation and could shorten the waiting time.

Warren’s family and friends have established Warren’s Wish, with the support of the University of Edinburgh, to fund research in the Department of Surgery focussing on methodology to make more lungs available for transplantation in patients with Cystic Fibrosis and other life-limiting lung conditions.

Norma Kellet, together with her husband Walter Nimmo, arranged an art exhibition/sale in aid of the Warren's Wish charity to raise some funds for University research. Norma, who we've known for several years, asked if we would be willing to donate a photograph to the exhibition....we were of course happy to do so. We chose 'Meadows In The Snow', the best selling image from our Rebus's Scotland Fine Art Prints collection and we're happy to say that it sold helping to raise more than £20,000.

Click here for more information about Warren's Wish.

Click here for more information about Rebus's Scotland Fine Art Prints.

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Happy Burns Night!

To celebrate Burns Night 2016 The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh is exhibiting our portrait of musician Eddi Reader which they hold in their collection. This portrait is part of our successful ‘as others see us’ Burns inspired project originally generated in 2009. Eddi looking gorgeous as ever is situated to the left of the main entrance in a very posh display case!

A fabulous ebook WITH sound was produced to accompany the project, see it here

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tales of a designer, a logo, Fiona Hyslop, two spacemen & a dog

Last Tuesday we shot our first portrait for a new client to us…VisitScotland. They chose us for the commission after checking out our web site...they particularly liked our shot of Entreprneur Richard Tait, #chuffed (see it in this gallery).  The venue was the Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh and the sitter was designer Maria Garcia Tena who won the competition to design the '2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design' logo. The competition was run by VisitScotland to celebrate young creatives in Scotland.

The shoot involved taking a variety of portraits of Maria with a large vinyl printout of her design in the background, as ever we took additional shots without the logo to keep options open for publicity materials.

A selection of portraits needed to be turned round fast (some requiring Photoshop composite work) in order to meet the launch deadline. We're happy to say all went well and we delivered the images ahead of schedule and were even happier to get an email from the client saying "…Really like them. Think you’ve captured her fantastically. Thanks so much." Makes it all worth while!


For those that don't know (probably very few) the Biscuit Factory,Edinburgh is a brilliant arts & fashion hub in the former Crawford’s biscuit factory just off Bonnington Road in Leith. Everyone at The Biscuit Factory was a delight to work with and couldn't do enough to help make sure we had all we needed for the shoot. The space has fantastic light and is huge. So large in fact, there was a press shoot taking place at the same time for Edinburgh Science Festival involving Fiona Hyslop, two spacemen, press photographers and TV crews....we hardly even noticed they were there!

Below we've also include a couple of shots we took when we went to recce the location. One is of Alan Forgie (one of the Biscuit Factory owners) and the other is tail end of Logie who was having a fab time running around the venue during the recce!




Fashion Show

In 2012 we were commissioned by Glasgow Caledonian University to capture life behind the scenes over an academic year. These pictures are from the student fashion show...we hope we have captured all the buzz and excitement the students had showing their work to their peers, family and friends!!

I hope they had a good time as we certainly did!



Entrepreneurial Scotland

November again… time for the Entrepreneurial Exchange Annual Dinner. An exciting time for the Exchange as they have now joined forces with the Saltire Foundation to form ‘Entrepreneurial Scotland' - a new organization being formed in Scotland in a bid to "catalyse" a new era of entrepreneurial and economic growth.

The portraits being unveiled at Thursday’s dinner are the 2013 inductees to the ‘Hall of Fame’ Mr. Roy McGregor and Mrs. Ann Budge which brings the total number of inductees to 40… and we have loved photographing each and every one.

To quote the Exchange these are  “A truly inspirational group of individuals who demonstrate just what can be achieved in Scotland by people with vision, passion and hard work.”

We feel so privileged to have met the Hall of Fame members who are a pretty diverse bunch, through our portraits we have tried to depict something of their personalities and achievements and capture what makes them truly inspirational.

We hope you like these latest two, John Anderson the former chief executive of the Exchange “Loved them”.

To view more portraits see:

Mr Roy McGregor was photographed at Nigg Yard on the Cromarty Firth which was purchased by the Global Energy Group in 2011

Mrs Ann Budge the first female chairwoman of Hearts Football Club was photographed at their Tynecastle ground.

© broad daylight 2014


© broad daylight 2014