Mary-Anne Gillespie

Granda 2018

 SPA 2018, Mary Anne Gillespie, Granda 2018, Digital, 22 x 18 cm, £120 All Rights Reserved

SPA 2018, Mary Anne Gillespie, Granda 2018, Digital, 22 x 18 cm, £120 All Rights Reserved

I am a self-taught photographer based in West Lothian. This portrait of my Granda Tom was taken whilst on a trip to South Queensferry, one of his favourite places. I love photographing him because he has such strong features; even with the iconic Forth Rail Bridge in the background, he grabs attention and becomes the focal point. With my Grandad approaching ninety this year, I feel the image captures his strength of character and evokes a sense of reflection. I often wonder what he thinks about when he closes his eyes and drifts off like this.