Soo Burnell

After Swimming

The portrait was photographed on the balcony of Leith Victoria swimming baths, in Edinburgh. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw how beautiful the light was on the balcony that day; the simplicity and calmness were self-evident before I took the shot. The image required no after production, keeping the sense of purity. I feel the pastel colours behind the head of the swimmer create a mesmerising focus to the picture, with intensity added by the natural light and soft white walls.


I have worked as a photographer for many years, combining my two passions of architecture and portraiture