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Kim Ayres

Photographer, Self Employed in Castle Douglas

Shadows and Curves

PRESENTED ON JUL 27, 2017
IN EDINBURGH @ VOL 37

"Story-telling is at the heart of all good photography..."

In "Shadows and Curves" from PechaKucha Night Edinburgh Vol. 37, Photographer Kim Ayres talks about the growing niche market of Boudoir Photography and how to avoid falling into the objectification trap. 

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Shadows of the Survivors

BY RIKAKO NAGASHIMA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

When the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima, people's shadows were permanently scorched in to their surroundings. Rikako Nagashima and her team contacted 23 survivors and took copies of their shadows. They then placed these shadows around Hiroshima as a memorial and to spread awareness of what happened. From Peace Shadow Project's website we can see where these survivors were, hear their stories, and leave them a personal message. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on December 11, 2013.

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Light, Shadows, Jewelry

BY KIT BURKE-SMITH
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 14, 2016

Artist and jeweler, Kit Burke-Smith presents her process for making elegant and ephemeral pieces of jewerly. 

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In Praise of Shadows

BY RAFE MACLEAN
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 14, 2017

Rafe Maclean - Too shady to describe.

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Edinburgh Tool Library

BY CHRIS HELLAWELL
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Chris Hellawell is the Founder of the Edinburgh Tool Library, the first charity tool lending library in the UK. 

He has worked for a variety of charities both home and abroad, in particular addressing unemployment in disadvantaged groups. It was on visiting one of his old haunts in Toronto when he came across the concept if a tool library. He decided to introduce the idea to the UK, with an added element of employability training for young unemployed people. The Edinburgh Tool Library opened on March the 7th 2015, bringing together the idea of sharing as a way to enrich lives, save money, and reduce consumption, with the social goal of giving young people self belief and a route into the work. 

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My Recent Trip to Scotland and Ireland

BY JEN FREI
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Jen Frei, residing in Cairns, Australia, shares her photographs of a recent trip through Scotland and Ireland. She was fascinated by the huge variety of art and culture that she encountered, the incredible characters that she met, the immediate connection she felt with the landscapes and people .... and oh, all the Guinness that she drank.

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Beauty All Around Us, Developing an Artist's Eye

BY TIMOTHY YOUNGBLUTH
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 21, 2018

Beauty surrounds us at all times in our lives. See how Tim and Gail Youngbluth have obsereved and developed a keen eye for patterns, shadows, and lighting present in nature.

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Cleo Goodman, Citizen's Basic Income Network Scotland

BY CLEO GOODMAN
@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland are a charity supporting the Basic Income movement in Scotland. We work with a network of Basic Income advocates - providing training and a platform for discussion. We lend our expertise to government and share the stories of people who would benefit from a Basic Income.

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Body Love and Boudoir

BY KRISSY PETERSEN
@ VOL 16 ON JAN 18, 2019

Can a boudoir shoot help you get your sh*t together? For Krissy Petersen it did. Learn how boudoir helped her forge a loving relationship with herself and changed the her life.

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3D shadows of 4D art

BY HENRY SEGERMAN
@ VOL 3 ON APR 02, 2019

Mathematics and Art might seem to be about as different as two disciplines can be. But they share an affinity for fictional worlds: both mathematicians and artists are permitted to ask "What if" questions, that aren't required to have anything to do with the real world. I'll try to explain a sculpture based on one of these questions: "What if space had more than three dimensions?"