The Memento portfolio is an ongoing series of portraits of remarkable people I met during my life in Edinburgh. Some have become dear friends, some are people who taught me much, some are people I admire but haven't met yet. The series explores the idea of photography as a replacement of memory. The subjects are lit as ineffable. The portraits flow like distant memories. Inspired by the emotionally charged work of artists like Bacon and Munch or photographers like Roversi and Davison, I long to revealing reality layered with melancholy and dreaminess. Revealing rather than exposing the images. Looking for an emotion rather than the static reproduction of what is in front of the lens.
John Buchanan • Emanuele Centi • Sofia Conti • Alastair Hendrie • Natalia Krezel • Hannah Maura • Molly McCluskey • Craig Murray • Callum Ollason • Steven Ritchie • Weronika Sikora • Jesus Torio • Mariam Wilson Sorour •