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Behind the Lens: 30 square-eyed pictures of Edinburgh by Becky Arnold

Arnold's unique images and arrangements present Scotland's capital and its surroundings in a new light
By Niki Boyle |
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Becky Arnold is an Edinburgh-based photographer whose practice extends beyond taking pictures to arranging them in specially curated collections. Time Out asked her to share a selection of her favourite images, and discuss the method behind Square Eyes.

I use my image making as a way of documenting my life and travels as a visual journey. Key moments are then shared and printed in a Polaroid size and style format and from that I build thematically related collections in multiples of one, four and nine. This process allows the work to be customised to a location, theme, person or category.

My business, Square Eyes, involves me constructing and selling my own collections based on a variety of themes. Another aspect involves me working with clients to create unique, individual compilations; they can direct and influence a piece based on their own favourite scenes and places I have photographed, building their own bespoke ‘square’ to reflect their own journey.

My portfolio is ever growing and while the majority of my work predominantly features Edinburgh and Scotland, I am continually expanding my portfolio as I travel and explore new horizons.

You can check out more of Becky's photography on the Square Eyes website; alternatively, you can see her collections in the flesh at the Twenty Eight pop up shop in St Stephen Street, Stockbridge from March 14-27, and at Stockbridge Market from April 19 onwards. You can also email Becky to find out more.

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forth rail bridge

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waverley

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national museum of scotland

edinburgh interiors 4 square

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edinburgh castle

edinburgh castle princes street gardens snow

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cramond island pylons

edinburgh winter 9 square

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cramond tree

dugald monument calton hill

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bw colour edinburgh 4 square

bw winter tree

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bw woods

red leaf

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red leaf 9 square

trees sand beach

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blue boat beach

sun sea sand 4 square

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porty stair

porty gallery

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porty window

edinburgh porty 9 square

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edinburgh portobellow beach prom

edinburgh portobellow beach prom 2

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edinburgh portobello beach 4 square

bass rock

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new town camper

edinburgh escape

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