Friday, July 30, 2010

Translocation - George Logan's Photography

The Book Cover of George Logan's Translocation, a new photography book that fuses Logan's shots of African wildlife into his dramatic takes of the Scottish countryside. Here we see a Lowland Gorilla set against a bckdrop of Loch Scridain.

The book is on sale to raise funds for endangered species throughout the world and is sponsored by the Born Free Foundation, inspired by the film that told the true story of George and Joy Adamson’s fight to return Elsa the lioness to the wild.

NB: These pictures are an imaginative work of fantasy and none of these animals roam free on the Scottish countryside, unfortunately.

However, I can recommend a visit to the Kincraig Wildlife park near Kingussie, where you will find some wonderful captive wildlife, including Amur or Siberian tiger cubs.

Elephants lumber behind stone Scottish cottages. London-based photographer George Logan has brought the impossible to life in Translocation.

A cheetah races along the shores of a Scottish loch.

In another picture a herd of water buffalo graze among Celtic crosses in a hilltop cemetery in Ardnamurchan.

Two Rhinos looking tentatively through a dry stone dyke, well camoflagued against the stones.

A Lioness lies peacefully sleeping outside a Scottish kirk, beside a sign that indicates "No Dogs allowed"

Flamingos congregate and feed in an outdoor swimming pool. Perhaps the only ones brave enough to do so!

Doune the Rabbit Hole - Festival time

Doune the rabbit hole is a two day tea party situated in the beautiful countryside surrounding Doune Castle, Stirlingshire. Come sit at our table and let me tell you what treats we have in store.

Expect the tea to be strong; a blend of the finest psychedelic music complimented with a dash of folk brewed to perfection in a big pot of sunshine.

And we mustn’t forget the cakes; indulge yourself in a delicious array of freshly baked delights comprising of poetry, dancing, philosophy, forests, stories, lights, trees, cows, theatre, comedy, dressing up boxes, whisky, games, face-painting, giant mushrooms, rainbows (but no rain), local ale and cider, lovely organic food, and many more surprises to come.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kelburn Castle and the Graffiti Project: Love it or Hate it?

If you like Scottish Castles and Graffiti, you will love this gallery. It just shows how sometimes the most unusual combinations can create some stunning results. Welcome to Kelburn Castle in Scotland.

The Idea was simple……To take the vibrant and often transient art form of Brazilian graffiti out of its predominantly urban context and apply it to the ancient and permanent walls of an historic rural castle in Scotland.

The project involved four leading Brazilian graffiti artists from Sao Paulo being employed to cover the entire south fa├žade of the two oldest towers (1200 and 1580) with 1000 cans of spray paint.

It was intended to be controversial and to challenge the established art world and it was successful beyond all expectations. The project involved the artists and organisers living together in the Castle for approximately one month.

It was a project of contrasts and collaboration, that bridged between cultures, rural and urban realms and united two proud and very different countries.

Love it or Hate it? Let us know, leave a comment. To read more about Kelburn castle click on the link - Kelburn Castle

Tuesday, July 6, 2010