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Christmas covers #3

Caley Cinderella

Another Christmas cover here, from 2000, featuring Scottish actress Kananu Kirimi, who played Cinderella at the Royal Lyceum Theatre that year.

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In the days before digital photography…

Some time ago I posted this shot of Neville Brody at his Tottenham Court Road studio, taken when I worked at Design magazine in 1988. Julian Hawkins took the picture, but I remembered standing in for Neville for the obligatory Polaroid.

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Blimey we’re busy

Sorry for the lack of posts – we have been unbelievably busy over the past few weeks – speaking to new clients, re-tendering, tweaking print prices and of course making magazines. I found time to help out on a photo shoot for Scotland in Trust – our membership title for the National Trust for Scotland. That’s me arranging books for the retail pages in a darkened studio near the Meadowbank velodrome. Someone’s got to do it!

Normal service will resume shortly.

 

Sneak preview

Just received some great photos back from Mark Sinclair of PhatSheep photography in Shetland for a 5-page feature due to be included in the coming issue of Scotland In Trust, the membership magazine for the National Trust for Scotland. Here is a sneak preview of what we’ll be printing:

We’d asked Mark to take photographs of Belmont House on Unst which is owned by the Belmont Trust and due to be available for holiday rentals through the National Trust for Scotland from this spring.

Mark did a great job and we must thank him for his considerable efforts including a lengthy drive and two ferry crossings to reach the property!

Throwing Water

Not really mag related but take a look at these stunning photographs of water caught in mid air from Shinchi Maruyama. Gorgeous!

Out of office

It’s not all sitting in front of a screen laying out pages here at CMYK Towers. Sometimes we have to get involved in photo shoots, gathering together props, finding locations and standing in as models!

A couple of weeks ago it was Christmas at my house, as we recreated a festive “gifts under the tree” scene for the forthcoming Scotland in Trust.

Then just the other day, we went to our photographer’s back garden and set up a cover shoot (harvesting apples). Shannon Tofts, our friendly photographer, needed an old fashioned looking bellows to see the screen of his laptop. Thanks too, to Tattie Shaws for the Discovery apples – delicious!