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Sir Brian Souter © broad daylight

Our portrait of Sir Brian Souter is currently on show in ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’, an exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery that celebrates transportation photographs from the National Galleries of Scotland’s archive.

The portrait is in good company with luminaries such as Humphrey Spender and Alfred Stieglitz on display alongside images taken by Dave Williams, Iain Mackenzie and Joe Rock.

Our portrait of Sir Brian Souter, founder of the Stagecoach Group, was taken for a project entitled ‘Entrepreneurial Scotland: Portraits of Inspiration’ which was commissioned by The Entrepreneurial Exchange, now known as Entrepreneurial Scotland.

The initial set of portraits featured 22 Entrepreneurial Exchange ‘Hall of Fame’ members including leading lights such as Sir Jackie Stewart, Richard Tait, Ann Gloag, Sir Tom Hunter and Jim McColl. A book was produced to accompany the exhibition which was shown to great acclaim in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2007. The SNPG subsequently acquired the set of portraits for it’s permanent collection. The National Portrait Gallery in London also holds several of the portraits in it's archive.

The Exchange continued to commission portraits of new ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees for several years after the exhibition and we were lucky enough to photograph people such as Joe and Jim Walker, Akmal & Afzal Khushi, Ann Budge and Maitland Mackie. The project now consists of 45 portraits documenting some of Scotland's leading wealth creators.

You can see more of the portraits from the above project by clicking here

© broad daylight

© broad daylight

‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ is on at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery until 13th January 2019

Also up and running is a website entitled ‘Alan Hill Beyond The Hotplate’ ( Alan is one of the UK's most respected food-industry leaders with many years experience having worked at Edinburgh’s Caledonian Hotel and The Savoy Grill in London. Alan has also been instrumental in making Gleneagles the world-renowned hotel it is today. Additionally he has coached and mentored many chefs and businesses in the food industry.

Alan Hill © broad daylight

Alan's website uses three portraits we took of him during a session commissioned by Sam Hinks of HinksBrandwise. The brief was to get a portrait of Alan that was illustrated ‘communication’ as this is a very important element in what he does. We went for a relaxed style for the website shots but we also took a couple of more formal portraits of Alan in his chef’s whites that he can be used for other purposes.

Alan Hill © broad daylight

Alan Hill © broad daylight

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