George Kincaid, Jean Ormiston, Chains, Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh
“Layers of history, well-thumbed photographs, cold stone, feathers fluttering in the wind, birth, death and marriage certificates, memento mori.”
For the Wing Assignment Sheila photographed a pair of mallard wings inside two of Edinburgh’s historic kirkyards, much to the bemusement of visiting foreign tourists.
One of these, Old Calton Burial Ground, had been used by Victorian photographers David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson as a backdrop for some of the earliest photography ever created in Scotland.
Sheila Masson studied illustration and photography at the Kent Institute of
Art & Design in Maidstone, graduating in 1995. Since then she has worked as a photographer and picture editor in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.