Swings and Roundabouts

Recently I was lucky enough to help out a friend who was looking¬† for an image for the cover of her upcoming book called “Swings and Roundabouts”. My flatmate Tom and I went out on a photo adventure day and took as many pictures of swings and roundabouts as we could. It blew me away when Bethany loved the cover examples I sent to her, and chose one of them to be the cover of her book!

Please go check out the blurb and see my image for the book here. The book is by Bethany Ruth Anderson, and it’s going to be quite the read! It’s really exciting and the book should be out and in stores in about a month! It’s such an honor to have my image published on the cover of a book! I’ll write another blog post when it’s available so you can all go out and pick up your own copy. Cheers!

The link to Bamboccioni Books website: http://www.bamboccionibooks.com/swings-and-roundabouts.html

Overview of the Fringe at Summerhall

The majority of my first Edinburgh Fringe Festival was spent within the magical walls of Summerhall. It was the experience of a lifetime. Sadly I didn’t get out of Summerhall much to see what else was going on, but I did get onto the Royal Mile a couple times, and oh my goodness! The crowds were insane! Lots of cool street performances, and there was such an ecstatic energy around the town. It was so full of life and so exciting all the time. The city never slept. The bubble of Summerhall was a very cool place to be during the festival. It was always buzzing, especially in the courtyard and literally on the roof with Summerhall’s latest arrivals: bees! A few residents at Summerhall are tending a colony of honey bees on the roof. I have yet to go up and meet the wee creatures myself. This was Summerhall’s third festival, and it was fantastic. Non-stop performances, theatre and art exhibitions, one could spend a whole day here and never run out of things to do! The bar and courtyard were hopping every evening, even when it was raining, as there was no shortage of undercover spaces. If you were lucky you might have picked an evening where Ryan the Wheelbarrow was screen printing a car, or was fortunate to catch a glimpse of Barney and Will Pickvance riding around on their piano/keg bike. The delicious brews from Barney’s Beer were always flowing and was a favourite among all who visited the Royal Dick and courtyard bar. My co-workers and I spent many an evening after work having a pint and soaking in the festival culture at Summerhall. My favourite show was Vcitoria Melody’s performance of “Major Tom” with her big beautiful basset hound, who’s name inspired the title of the show. Earlier during August I wrote my wee review of it which is further down on my blog.

I’m looking forward to the festival next year already (I hope I’ll still be here!). Because it’s going to be even bigger and better at Summerhall! I don’t know how it can get better, but I know these fantastic people will find a way.

Fall Photoshoots

I am now booking photoshoots for the fall! It’s the perfect time to bring your family together, dress up in matching sweaters and play in the leaves! Or what about booking a romantic photoshoot with your loved one in the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh? Maybe you want to get creative and practice your fashion poses on Arthur’s Seat or in a close off the Royal Mile. Whatever kind of photoshoot you’re interested in.. send an email to samrosephotography@gmail.com and inquire about your personalized shoot today!¬†

Live fashion vandalism

Here are some more images from August of live fashion vandalism at Summerhall with Ryan the Wheelbarrow. I participated in one of his sessions and walked away with a piece of custom wearable art! If Ryan the Wheelbarrow comes to your city I recommend going out and participating! He also painted the head curator’s car as well as his dog!

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Mortonhall

The other week I went down to Mortonhall to meet some friends for dinner at the Stable Bar. We were walking from the bus along the road and it was a perfect evening! The sun was absolutely stunning on the fields and here are a couple captures from that beautiful evening! I just LOVE the landscapes here in Scotland. I’m just so captivated by its beauty everyday.

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A little bit of Edinburgh

A couple shots over the last couple weeks. The first two are taken from the top of the Sir Walter Scott Monument. It was my fifth time going up! I love the view from the top and can’t wait to take more friends up and show them the fabulous views of Edinburgh! It is a must-see for anyone visiting the city (providing the weather is cooperating).

DSC_7308View from the Sir Walter Scott Monument towards Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens

DSC_7314View from the Sir Walter Scott Monument towards Calton Hill, the Waverley Train station and Holyrood Park.

DSC_7200Grayfriars Bobby’s Bar just outside Greyfriars Kirk. Great pub!

DSC_7246A wonderful little secondhand bookstore.