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I think the writer’s a reformer; the observer thing is very old, it goes back to Flaubert. I can’t write about something I don’t admire—it goes back to the old concept of the celebration: you celebrate the hero, an idea.
Jul 16, 2014 / 190 notes
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Jul 3, 2014 / 58 notes

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This is the final weekend you can see the excellent exhibition "Milk and Honey- Beyond the American Utopia" by Writer Picture’s own Sheila Masson at Gallery 1, St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh. 

Having returned to the United Kingdom after 20 years in the United States, photographer Sheila Masson was frequently asked how she could have left a country that is often perceived as being “the land of milk and honey”. Drawing on two decades of images from her photographic archives, she has curated an exhibition that suggests underlying feelings of tension, fear and disquiet. These sometimes unsettling photographs reveal an alternative view of the USA, removed from the usual glamourous and jingoistic images frequently seen in the media. 

"As a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States I often feel that I have a conflicting and shifting relationship to both countries, due to my insider/outsider position. While living in the USA I had both a detachment and a connection to the political, social and geographic landscape and this manifested itself in the ability to record different facets of the same story. Some of these images were taken during specific assignments while I was working as photojournalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I knew that they would never be published in my newspaper due to their content but I felt a need to record the scene for myself.  

These images are a personal collection of “other moments” from a life in a country that is far more complex, frustrating and complicated in reality than its frequently glossy image.”


http://www.sheilamasson.com/news.html

21 June – 6 July 201410am-9pm
Gallery 1, 3rd Floor, St. Margaret’s House

151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE  

great images by @sheilaemasson 

Jul 3, 2014 / 58 notes

This is the final weekend you can see the excellent exhibition "Milk and Honey- Beyond the American Utopia" by Writer Picture’s own Sheila Masson at Gallery 1, St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh. 

Having returned to the United Kingdom after 20 years in the United States, photographer Sheila Masson was frequently asked how she could have left a country that is often perceived as being “the land of milk and honey”. Drawing on two decades of images from her photographic archives, she has curated an exhibition that suggests underlying feelings of tension, fear and disquiet. These sometimes unsettling photographs reveal an alternative view of the USA, removed from the usual glamourous and jingoistic images frequently seen in the media. 

"As a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States I often feel that I have a conflicting and shifting relationship to both countries, due to my insider/outsider position. While living in the USA I had both a detachment and a connection to the political, social and geographic landscape and this manifested itself in the ability to record different facets of the same story. Some of these images were taken during specific assignments while I was working as photojournalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I knew that they would never be published in my newspaper due to their content but I felt a need to record the scene for myself.  

These images are a personal collection of “other moments” from a life in a country that is far more complex, frustrating and complicated in reality than its frequently glossy image.”


http://www.sheilamasson.com/news.html

21 June – 6 July 201410am-9pm
Gallery 1, 3rd Floor, St. Margaret’s House

151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE  

Jun 20, 2014 / 1 note

Photographer Tif Hunter's uses the tintype processing in these portraits of British authors announced today as winners of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered prize. The winner’s novels, short stories and graphic novels have been singled out as outstanding works that deserve a wider audience

Jun 13, 2014 / 1 note

In the first of a series of posts on interesting projects by contributors to writers pictures we look at the work of Aberdeen based Blazej Marczak

"The Neighbours" by Blazej Marczak 

http://bmarczak.com/

"In today’s well connected world anyone, regardless of nationality, cultural or religious background can be our neighbour. Considering current political climate, when benefits of the diverse society are being slowly disregarded, I want to remind ourselves about the significance of the cultural mosaic we are living in. 

My goal is to show this variety by meeting and photographing people, who moved from their countries of birth and settled down in Scotland or came here to study or work. By photographing and interviewing my sitters in their private environment I am trying to show a part of their life and to encourage the viewers to draw their own conclusions.”

Jun 13, 2014 / 6 notes
The fiftieth traversetheatre portrait is Tara McKevitt by Eoin Carey… So somehow we’ve made it through them all 
Jun 11, 2014 / 1 note

The fiftieth traversetheatre portrait is Tara McKevitt by Eoin Carey… So somehow we’ve made it through them all 

We have almost posted all of the traversetheatre fifty portraits… 2nd to last picture is… Tim Primrose by Sophy Ellwood
Jun 10, 2014

We have almost posted all of the traversetheatre fifty portraits… 2nd to last picture is… Tim Primrose by Sophy Ellwood

Been busy shooting but making a return to posting today- todays traversetheatre fifty portrait is @dowsylv  Sylvia Dow by Stephen Whitehorne 
Jun 9, 2014 / 1 note

Been busy shooting but making a return to posting today- todays traversetheatre fifty portrait is @dowsylv  Sylvia Dow by Stephen Whitehorne