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FOUR SEASONS: INTRODUCING THE PADDLEFACE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 2 July FEW films have the power to make you want to sell everything you own, buy a boat and sail off into the wide blue yonder. Crystal Voyager, David Elfick’s trippy 1973 profile of Californian surf innovator George Greenough, does. One scene in particular has probably inspired hundreds of ill-advised […]

FOUR SEASONS: NUMB ON THE NORTH SHORE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 2 April 2011 IT’S no secret that the north coast of Scotland is home to some world-class surf spots. Every April since 2006, the best waveriders on the planet have congregated in Thurso – an unlikely surf town if ever there was one – to take part in the Coldwater Classic, […]

FOUR SEASONS: JEDI GOGGLES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 12 February 2011 YOU can’t ski what you can’t see.” Really? I’ve always had a bit of a problem with that chirpy little saying. I’m not sure where it originated, but I suspect it was probably somewhere like Utah or Colorado where seldom is hurrrd, a discuuurigin’ wurrrd and the skies […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE EYES HAVE IT

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 31 October 2010 CAN you tell whether somebody is a “sea person” or not just by looking at their face? Photographer Nigel Millard reckons you can, and he should know. For the last 12 months he’s been travelling the world with his camera, taking pictures of sailors, divers, kayakers, surfers, oceanographers, […]

ART REVIEW: POLLUTION IS BEAUTIFUL

Published: The Scotsman, 9 June 2010 POLLUTION IS BEAUTIFUL INSTITUT FRANÇAIS D’ECOSSE, EDINBURGH THE residents of Mississippi and Alabama would probably disagree, but when viewed through the lens of Stephen Lewis’s camera, pollution can indeed be beautiful. In this series of photographs, displayed over two floors at the Institut Français d’Ecosse on Randolph Crescent, Lewis […]

FOUR SEASONS: MONDAY MORNING BLUES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 26 April 2010 IT IS A TRUTH universally acknowledged that the first day back in the office after a few days of freedom is never, ever fun. In The Scotsman features department, though, the dreaded return to captivity does at least have one redeeming feature. There’s a sort of unspoken rule […]

FOUR SEASONS: HUNT IS ON FOR MYSTERY SKIERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 3 April 2010 THANKS to the advent of the digital camera, the world is now full of ski photographers. Unfortunately, hardly any of them are any good. I should add that taking pictures of skiing (or snowboarding) is a tricky thing to do. Shooting a moving target is hard enough, but […]

FOUR SEASONS: HAPPY 50th SURFER

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 5 December 2009 ANY day now there will be a familiar “thwack” on my doormat as the latest edition of Surfer magazine drops through the letterbox, at which point normal life will be temporarily put on hold. It doesn’t matter if I’m late for work when Surfer arrives or late for […]

High Art: Interview with Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Published: The Scotsman (Critique) 30 May 2009 His Earth From Above photos have reached 100 million people; his new movie, Home, could do the same YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND HAS A 10am audience with Prince Charles – the heir to the throne wants to pick his brain about global warming. First, though, he has an 8:40am breakfast […]

Caught on camera

Published: The Scotsman (Section: TSMAG) 09 Oct 2004 The Wildshots Photography Course GOLDEN eagles, red squirrels, ospreys, wildcats – in the seven years since he started his nature photography company, Wildshots, in Glenfeshie near Aviemore, Pete Cairns has encountered some of the most beautiful critters in Scotland. Being able to tell one end of a […]