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Photography Competition Shortlist
Capturing the essence of ‘Fountainbridge comes alive’
To celebrate this exciting new chapter in the story of Fountainbridge, we offered keen photographers a great opportunity to capture the essence of ‘Fountainbridge Comes Alive’ - and win £500.
Our panel of five judges, which included two professional photographers as well as the Group Picture Editor of Edinburgh Evening News, were not only looking for high quality photography, but for the image that best summed up the rich industrial past of Fountainbridge combined with its vibrant and promising future.
We received many fantastic entries, but after much deliberation they were narrowed down to a shortlist of 10. We believe these entries best combine good composition with the meeting of the brief.
The winning photograph, David Kelbie's 'Three Ages of Fountainbridge', is listed first. Congratulations to David, and to all the other shortlisted entrants.
Title: Three Ages of Fountainbridge
Artist: David Kelbie
Title: Three Cranes
Artist: Aaron Harper
Description: A wide angle shot showing the boundary fence of development with 3 cranes from the Springside development in the background.
Title: Living City
Artist: Alastair Faulkner
Description: This image, taken in Fountainbridge’s new Springside area, showcases this idea of a living city. Like a living organism, change, re-organisation and redevelopment in an urban setting are natural processes. Your heart, for example, beats for the duration of your life and may seem the same, but in fact changes continuously to suit new situations. The old-fashioned Victorian signpost heralding the new building complex demonstrates how the new need not replace old-fashioned ideals but complements them. They work together. The future is ahead but not at the expense of the past. The heart of this community might be changing through redevelopment, but its essence is still the same.
Title: Old & New
Artist: Alex Amato
Description: I felt that the angles that showed off the best of Fountainbridge were along the canal, particularly because of all the construction going around the area.
Title: Allan Petrie
Artist: McEwans Fountainbridge
Description: This picture sums up a lot about Fountainbridge. It shows the traditional housing of the area along with the new housing which is regenerating the district. The name of McEwan’s is also famous in the area and is linked with the industrial roots of the area.
Title: Time Stands Still
Artist: David Morris
Description: A historic relic of Fountainbridge’s industrial past remains, preserved alongside the next generation of homes and office buildings to serve the community.
Artist: Helene le Goff
Title: Fountainbridge Exchange
Artist: John Shearer
Title: Colourful Past Meets Shiny Future
Artist: Margot Miller
Description: Taken away from the hustle and bustle of the main street, I thought this image of an old barge moored in front of the new canal-side flats captures the colour and charm of Fountainbridge’s past juxtaposed with the clear elegant lines of its shiny new future.
Title: Reflections of Springside
Artist: Radoslaw Stefan
Description: The image represents a digital manipulation collage of the sculptural forms of Springside combined with the picture of remains of the McEwan’s brewery. I believe once viewer will be able to see the photo in a large format they will be able to appreciate the beauty of symmetry and a reminder of the history of Fountainbridge area.