Keeping the focus: The rise and rise of Wes Kingston

Keeping the focus: The rise and rise of Wes Kingston

With a CV boasting everything from haute couture to Highland glens, you could describe Glasgow-based photographer Wes Kingston as an artistic chameleon. I meet the man behind the lens to talk icons, passion and what’s next for the happy snapper. Continue reading “Keeping the focus: The rise and rise of Wes Kingston”

Lightbulb Moments

Lightbulb Moments

As with most cities, every so often its dwellers crave a bit of escape. A touch of greenery, perhaps. A quiet exhibition.

If you live in Edinburgh, you can – for one month only! – enjoy a delicious combination of both. Hurrahhhhh.

Until the 24th of November, the Botanic Gardens are displaying a light show every night from 4.30pm. Designed by artists Malcolm Innes and Euan Winton, ‘Night in the Garden’ transforms the already idyllic gardens into a phosphorescent Eden. Features include a fragmented mirror reflecting the night sky, a chandelier constructed from man-made materials such as CDs and plastic bottles, and a “pool of serenity”, lit from within by sparkling undertones.

As much about darkness as it is about light, ‘Night in the Garden’ reminds us of the natural world that surrounds us, and encourages us to appreciate our environment, and to consider the impact nature has on us and vice versa. A truly enchanting experience and one which I won’t forget in a hurry!

And hey, if it’s not your thing, their cafe sells a lot of mulled wine and beer, if you wanted to lose yourself in your surroundings in a different way. Winning all round.

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