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The Two Towns

By | 2017-05-18T10:56:38+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Categories: Featured Gallery, Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , |



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In his book ‘The Glory of Scotland’, first published in 1932, the author J.J Bell eloquently describes arriving in Edinburgh via the railway :

‘Emerging from either of the stations, you find yourself standing with To-day and Yesterday on the broad pavement of the present, looking up at a panorama of the past’

Over eighty years later, nothing has changed as you emerge into the modern commercial hustle and bustle of Princes Street from Waverley railway station. The Christmas market (complete with a big wheel and the whirling ‘Star Flyer’ ride) which takes place from late November through to new Year, also brings in the crowds to what is an already impressive high street.

Above the city sits the old town, Royal Mile and Edinburgh castle – a reminder of Edinburgh’s history and turbulent past. (more…)

A Stone’s Throw

By | 2017-03-13T11:46:49+00:00 July 27th, 2014|Categories: Featured Gallery, Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , |

A Stone’s Throw | Tintype styled landscape and still-life photography. (more…)

The Maypole

By | 2017-03-13T11:46:51+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Categories: Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , , , |

THE MAYPOLE | Photographs set around a Maypole located in a North Yorkshire village.

Maypoles were traced to prehistoric times when the Tree Spirit was worshipped (Sir James George Frazer in his book ‘The Golden Bough‘). People danced around the poles but did not plait them. Today, the tradition is still observed in some parts of Europe and among European communities in North America.

The Maypole tradition hasn’t always met with approval. The Long Parliament’s ordinance of 1644 described maypoles as “a Heathenish vanity, generally abused to superstition and wickedness.” When Charles II took the throne in 1660 Maypole dancing came back after the crackdown during the Cromwell era.

Slingsby’s maypole history goes back a great many years. The current Maypole was erected in 1985 (the video can be found on the Slingsby village website) and is used each year for May Day celebrations attracting big crowds.

Single Images

By | 2017-03-13T11:46:56+00:00 January 22nd, 2012|Categories: Featured Gallery, Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , |

EDITORIAL AND DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY | Single Images

Collection of single images featuring documentary and editorial photography by Richard Flint Photography