marc marnie

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Marc Marnie been called a genius, a dark man of the darkroom and a maverick, among many other things! His archive speaks for itself though, and includes Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, Muddy Waters, BB King, Nick Cave, Liam Gallagher and Keith Flint among many, many others.

There is no doubting Marc Marnie’s talent behind a camera lens. He has spent over a quarter of a century photographing thousands of musicians and actors on stage and in his Edinburgh studio. Working mainly in black and white and in very low light environments, Marc gives us a glimpse behind the music; his vision and intuitive approach get to the heart of things, evoking the essential spirit of the performer, on and off stage.

More recently he has been seduced by the immediacy and vibrancy of digital photography and has added some stunning colour work to an already impressive portfolio, which includes theatre and community groups (particularly the Big Noise project) as well as music.

He was instrumental in setting up photographic support services WriterPictures and Findr

May – Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
July – Southern Fried Festival, Perth