Mhairi Edwards

DC Thomson

I was first handed a proper camera in 2012 whilst on work experience with Dundee based publisher DC Thomson. During summers off university, I gained invaluable experience working alongside the snappers at The Evening Telegraph. For the last 7 years I has been shooting full time for all DC Thomson titles, including The Courier and The Sunday Post. I continue to learn on the job, capturing fab images, all whilst having a flaming good time.

The first image is of a very talented mural artist, Michael Corr. I photographed him on competition of his mural of Dundee musician Michael Marra. I love the symmetry and imposing way the eyes stare down the camera lens. This was used as an all editions front for The Courier on May, 29th 2021. Second is a young lad who was carrying his mountain bike up Munros in Scotland to bike back down them for charity. In typical press photography fashion, I was sent to photograph him at 8pm in the middle of winter, as news simply cannot wait. This was the challenge, how to make an interesting image whilst it is lashing rain in the pitch black. I love it even more because it made me work hard. This came in to the picture desk late on, but was used as an all editions front in The Courier on the 26th February, 2021, as it trumped their previous front page plans, which is always great to hear. My last image was taken on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, whilst Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was driven from Balmoral to rest at St Giles Cathedral. A moment in history. The silence as the hearse came slowly round the bend and the public lifted their cameras to capture a glimpse. I love the moodiness of this shot, and the way the public frame the hearse perfectly into a triangle with the spire of the church in the background. This was used multiple times, but I have attached the page from the Press & Journal on the 12th September, 2022.