Rather last minute SDSS (Self Directed Support Scotland) asked if I could take some headshots of their staff and board members who were gathering for a meeting. I was able to fit them in after a morning meeting across the city and we found a suitable wall to take the shots in front of which matched their branding colour scheme.
The first Art Walk Porty back in 2015 with a mixture of art in studios, art in shops and cafes, site specific art, participatory art and a makers' market, all crammed into one weekend. Here are a few of the people involved.
Tribe Porty is a community co-working and creative events space based in Portobello, Edinburgh’s seaside. It was founded by Dani Trudeau back in 2015. I got involved in the early days through TEDx Portobello which ran in the Tribe Porty space for three years, in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Tribe Porty has gone from strength to strength, expanding to take over the whole building from its initial spaces upstairs. Back in 2015 I took portraits of some of the people who were involved at the start. Some are still there and others have moved on.
Back on Referendum Day - Thursday 18th September - we were living just off Ferry Road in Edinburgh, in the Edinburgh North and Leith constituency. On the day of the vote I made my way around some of the polling places in that part of the city and photographed many of the people standing outside the polling places, representing the two sides of the debate - Yes and No. There was a lot of mutual respect, almost camaraderie - I guess if you spend hours standing next to someone you are likely to get into conversation and find things in common even when you are on opposite sides of the political divide.