Jo Cound
Jo graduated in 1996 from Strathclyde Uni with a 2:1 in design: Photography. Then assisted as a commercial studio for 2 years while exhibiting her own work. She took a job at Kodak as customer care rep for a year before starting her own business in 99. "I have an innate passion for all things that grow, from the smallest bit of moss to ancient old trees. Nature has always been my inspiration in life. In particular I am drawn to the intricate details and colours of flowers. These parts of a bloom are often overlooked, I am to capture the essence and beauty of my subjects and show the viewer a new way of looking." Jo has exhibited all over Britain, including an installation of her images in the Waterlily House at Kew Gardens in 02. Later that year her images were awarded a silver-gilt medal at the RHS London Flower Show.
Alexander Don
Londoner Don left school at 16 to work in a photographer's studio. His passion for photography made him return Art College in 1965 to study photography and graphic design. He is exhibiting a collection of images of people and places taken over the past 30 years.
Stuart Hudson
The quality of Stuart's work was recently recognised in a photographic competition organised by Scotland's green watchdog, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). His entry of a simple black and white image of Comrie Woods was not only selected as a category winner by judges, but also won an online staff vote. Stuart, from Corstorphine, commented, "It was a big enough pleasure to get the professional judges' award but the vote of confidence from the staff at SEPA was an even bigger honour. I hope the work I'm exhibiting at the Ruthven Gallery gets a similar reaction!"
Carol Ann Peacock
'Down the Rabbit hole' by Glasgow-based Carol Ann Peacock is part of a theme based on Alice in Wonderland. "The work is based largely on taking Alice as a role model." says Carol. "They are very much a means of expressing my own feelings without being overtly obvious.
Stewart Prodger
Now based in Perthshire, Stewart Prodger admits to having been obsessed with photography for 25 years. A member of the Royal Photographic Society, his work was exhibited regularly in Scotland and Cornwall until he joined the ranks of the media and left the world of exhibitions. 2008 sees Stewart returning to his roots with a selection of images taken solely for the Ruthven exhibition. His inspiration comes from nature's bedrock, flowing waters and the vibrancy of wild flora.

Emma Strachan

Emma Strachan is a freelance photographer based in Glasgow with commissions across commercial, media, product and social photography. The images she exhibits emphasise her passion and commitment to photography and the industry.
Sandy Weir
Following the end of a career in banking spanning 22 years during which he had developed a keen interest in landscape and portrait photography Alexander subsequently entered the photography industry in 1993. Today his social photography business - Sandy Weir Photography - based in Perthshire, Scotland specialises in portrait and wedding photography.



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