Obedient Stormtrooper. #Photography #Jewellery #Exhibition .@DazzleJewellery .@LynnHenni

Post by Paul and Lynn Henni

‘Edinburgh – Our City’ – Photographic Prints & Etchings at Dazzle@Dovecot 2016 Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition

This is one of a series of posts showing the image selections for our exhibition,  ‘Edinburgh – Our City’,  which includes a wide range of etchings and prints showing our take on our home city, Edinburgh.

Obedient Stormtrooper. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Obedient Stormtrooper. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

More details on the Exhibition, Dazzle and Dovecote Studios.

 

Light Sculptures come to #Edinburgh #KEYFRAMES www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni .@foa2016

Post by Lynn Henni

A spectacular light sculpture installation, KEYFRAMES, by French artists’ collective, Groupe LAPS (installed by Curated Place) debuts in St Andrew’s Square on 4th Feb and runs until 28 March .  This is a key event in 2016 Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

I managed a sneak preview as they were setting up and testing today so have not yet experienced the full show with the lights sequenced to original music to make the figures appear to move.   This sounds like something not to be missed!

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Some of the figures look like rugby players which may reflect the upcoming Rugby 6 Nations – could this be  Stuart Hogg preparing for Saturday’s clash against the auld enemy?

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Or perhaps basketball players here…

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Or even the Thin White Duke making his moves…

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

These ones look more like gymnasts.

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This will no doubt be clearer when animated.

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Scottish country dancing maybe?

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn

2 stick-people chilling while watching the dancing.

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Curry’n’Comedy. #edfringe .@VDEEPLeith .@imranyusuf .@PapaCJ .@ElvisMcGonagall

A great night of fine curry, craft beers, chat and then a wee cabaret set, hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli, on Friday night at V Deep. In true Scottish understatement style – they weren’t too bad. I’m not a comedian, as most of you are aware, so I’ll avoid the a Sikh, a Hindu, a Muslim and a McGonagall walk into a bar joke, partly because that’s just factual. The boy Kholi was joined by Imran Yusuf, Papa CJ and yer man Elvis and a good laugh was had by all.

I bumped into Elvis McGonagall in the Gents, as you do, had a chat and then, being a photographer, grabbed some shots of him as we were leaving. Unfortunately, the other guys had already fled the scene, so next next time perhaps.

So, to the photos. Couldn’t just pick one, so here’s a selection for you. That there’s an expressive face…

Mr Elvis McGonagall. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mr Elvis McGonagall. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mr Elvis McGonagall. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mr Elvis McGonagall. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mr Elvis McGonagall. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mr Elvis McGonagall. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mr Elvis McGonagall. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mr Elvis McGonagall. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mr Elvis McGonagall. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mr Elvis McGonagall. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.