Our 2017 Selection of #Edinburgh #Festival #Photography
A selection of some of the images we took during the Edinburgh Festivities. As ever, lots going on, too much to try and see, random things happening on the street and plenty of photographic scenes to capture.
First up, the official Edinburgh International Festival opening, celebrating 70 years of the Festival and Fringe, including ‘Bloom’.
And some performers from The Wedding Reception out in Princes Street Gardens, looking the part as Bride, Groom, Mother of the Bride and embarrassing Father of the Bride.
Plenty of street perfomers to see.
Next up, a local bunch of acrobats.
And some street portraits.
And finally, here’s where you can currently see our prints on display.
There’s a common theme amongst bloggers where they talk about a lack of recent posts and being busy with things, so here’s our contribution to this without the long discussion about it.
Firstly, here are a few recent images, which would have been in the now non-existent posts from the past wee while.
And a reminder of the Retina International Photography Festival 2017, now in the final weeks so a last chance to see the Royal Photographic Society exhibition at the Drill Hall which finishes tomorrow and the Emerging Talent and Shutter Hub exhibitions, both at Ocean terminal and which finish on Sunday 30th.
Finally, a short summary of what we have on show in Edinburgh at the moment.
Paul was delighted and flattered to be among the winning entries – listed below showing the category, the title and the photographer.
‘After Dark’ – ‘View Down Princes Street at Night’ – David Tomlins
‘Changing City’- ‘Canal Dreams’ – Sue Williamson
‘On the Inside’ – ‘Vaseline Hair Tonic’ – Paul Henni
‘Festivals and Event City’ – ‘Hogmanay’ – Mengqi Du
‘In all Weathers’ – ‘Snow on the Way’- Fiona Johnson
‘Fashion and Retail’ – New Wave Coffee Shop to a Tea – MJose Fernandez
Due to the response to the call for entries, there is also an additional mini-exhibition of the six winning entries and a further twelve runners-up as a set of eighteen canvas prints.
We went along for the opening event and were amazed at the size of Paul’s image under ‘S for Shopping’ within the exhibition. Lynn had to snap the proud photographer next to it.
And here’s the image itself – you can click on it to view it on our website if you want to see it in more detail (you can see it Full Screen there).
henni.photo @ The Art Collective, 139 Princes Street #Photo #Print #Edinburgh #Art
Our work is now on display in The Art Collective, downstairs at 139 Princes Street, just along from Frasers (or Binn’s Corner for those of us who remember) together with a number of other photographers and artists.
We have a range of framed and rolled prints; framed prints vary in size from tiny (7.5 x 7.5 cm) up to approx A3 and prices start at £25. All work can be purchased and taken away.
Urban Noir 2017 – henni.photo @ The Dark Room, Ocean Terminal, Leith
Our prints are currently on display and for sale in The Dark Room in Ocean Terminal, Leith. The Dark Room is a new Photography Hub, Studio and Event Space. There’s also work by the excellent Janer Designs who do industrial, steampunk style lights made from old camera equipment, salvage and more.
Limited Edition (of 6 each) Etched Prints at Dazzle@Dovecot 2016 Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition
We’re into the last few days for our exhibition, ‘Edinburgh – Our City’, which includes a wide range of etchings and prints for sale showing our take on our home city, Edinburgh. It runs until Monday the 29th August, open daily from 10:00 until 18:00.
In this post, we are highlighting Misty Meadows and Clearing Haar, our limited edition etchings created by Paul, who studied Toyobo & Photopolymer at the Edinburgh Printmakers’ Studio. He learnt to turn a digital image into an etched plate and then create prints by hand from the plate. He has created limited editions of 6 each of these 2 etchings. One each has been hand-framed by a local framer in a box mount which gives a slight floating effect. They are also available unframed and mounted.
The limited edition etching, Misty Meadows, was taken in the Meadows last November – while everybody else was complaining about the cold, damp and misty weather, Paul was making the most of its photographic opportunities – there’s no such thing as bad weather for a photographer.
Lynn used to work in St Andrew’s House and often took advantage of its central position with many iconic views. Clearing Haar, the other limited edition etching, was taken from the balcony at the back of St Andrew’s House as the sun set on a misty Edinburgh capturing the diffuse light and making the roof of the station look more like sea than something solid.