Thursday, 3 December 2015

Scottish Arts and Music Blogger and portrait photographer

Pauline Keightley, Scottish Arts and Music Blogger and portrait photographer, Glasgow since 2007 

I have been shooting concerts in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, London, since 2007 - of traditional folk musicians, emerging contemporary talent and established major musicians such as Elton John and Fleetwood Mac,  I began shooting music in 2006 and received good feedback on my work. I took images of the singer songwriter Emeli Sande in 2007, five years before her UK break through album 'Our Version of Events' when I took photos at her Royal Albert hall gig. My images were used for her promotions. Sande sang at the London Olympic Opening ceremony 2012.  I also enjoy the photo-shoots of  authors at Edinburgh book festival. My images have been published in media that include – Daily Mail, Financial Times, The List, The Sun, BBC, News Group Newspapers Limited.

My photography is about creative & alternative style, natural light, composition and photo journalism. I aim to mix the old with the new and capture moods such as quiet moments of inner reflection.
My work has included Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Festival, Scottish Ballet, Manchester Jazz Festival (MJF), major concerts and artist promotions**. 

I have a large archive of images on my website – if you wish to license any for use please get in touch or to discuss commissions. Thanks . -

I also began blogging in 2007, mostly with music reviews. I then expanded into all the Scottish arts and music. You can contact on my Scottish arts ad music facebook page.  I grew up in Edinburgh and I live north of Glasgow now (and 10 years in America) which I hope gives me some unique perspectives.