The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition was on at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and naturally, as a portrait photographer I tagged along with John on one of his project interviews in Edinburgh. When I mention this to my mum on Skype she asked me to take some pictures of Edinburgh for her.
There I was, armed with my camera, standing outside Waverley train station and staring at a wall of thick fog that descended onto the Princes Street Gardens. Everything beyond 20 meters was wrapped in mist, taking away contrast and perspective. More than that, a mild drizzle was rapidly turning into a strongish rain.
There goes my mum’s request for Edinburgh views, I thought. But a promise is a promise.
I honestly tried to take some shots between the train station and the National Gallery where I took shelter, without holding any high hopes as for the result. When I looked at the files at home I started to like subtle tonal gradations on distant buildings hidden in the mist that created a kind of delicate depth to the images.