Darren Hepburn is a freelance photographer specialising in fine art prints. He shoots by intuition, capturing a moment in time, and enjoys working within a conceptual framework. His passion lies in the well-rendered final image and he strives to create the perfect photograph. He is an award-winning photographer whose images have been exhibited internationally.
Darren's love affair with the photographic image began as a child when he won a camera at Broxburn fairground in 1983. Although the camera didn't survive, his passion for the art form did and he later took up photography as an adult.
Darren is a self-taught, emerging photographer who enjoys using the internet as an outlet for his work. His strengths lie in creating black and white, digital, documentary, fine art and still life images. He is building his portfolio and developing his online presence at Polecat Media.
My photos may be reblogged for non-commercial use, but please give credit to the photographer.
Well, it’s been nearly four years since I set up my Tumblr…how the time has flown:) It’s been a wonderful opportunity to share news with family and friends worldwide. However, this is the final curtain call for my Tumblr…on to pastures new. Fare thee well!
I’m planning on walking the Round the Loch route at Lochore Meadows to raise funds for the Scottish Association for Mental Health. The walk is about 3.6 miles in total and will take place on 10th July 2014.
Fingers crossed for good weather!
'Essential Bushcraft' by Ray Mears. Covering some of the techniques involved in the acquisition of food, fire, water and shelter, this book is a useful resource for those practicing bushcraft skills in the UK and abroad. It also covers areas such as equipment and cordage. It's small enough to carry in a rucksack for those wishing to have a useful resource close at hand while in the field.
'Threads', scripted by Barry Hines. I remember what seemed to be the whole country talking about this film in 1984. With only four terrestrial channels in the UK at the time, people tended to watch the same programmes. Repeatedly featuring in lists of the most unsettling films, this documentary style film, of what is apparently two 'civilised' camps fighting over the waterhole with the mentality of two primitive tribes, really hits home.
I’m up late…pottering about burning the midnight oil. I’ve been reading an old favourite of mine, ‘Death of a Naturalist’, by Seamus Heaney. A bottle of milk in the bog, the disappointment in the clotted juice of rotten blackberries and eyes, numerous and unblinking, that stare from the dark in farm buildings are all reminiscent of my roots in the West Coast of Ireland.
This addition to my role playing collection, ‘Tales from Wilderland’, for ‘The One Ring’ role playing system, has seven well written adventures to allow player characters to participate in adventures that are ‘in tune’ with Tolkien’s world.
I recently added, ‘The Heart of the Wild’, a resource book for ‘The One Ring’ role playing system to my RPG collection. Overflowing with Middle Earth goodness, ‘The Heart of the Wild’ elaborates on areas of the Wild that are mentioned in ‘The One Ring’ core rulebooks. A reader of Tolkien’s works will already be familiar with the region, both the area and peoples, mentioned in the ‘Heart of the Wild’ …but it’s good to see Tolkien’s world adapted to a role playing game that allows player characters to adventure in a Middle Earth based RPG that still retains a strong Tolkien ‘flavour’.
A track called ‘Curragh’ that I composed way back in 2002 when I had computer music as a hobby. I had planned to complete a course in Creative Technologies in 2002, of which computer music was a component, but left the course after 3 weeks due to my Father’s death. I remember the early days of computer music on the internet, with slow internet connections (an mp3 the size of ‘Curragh’ would take about 15 minutes to download on a dial up connection) and sites with slow servers…perhaps we were more patient back then :) A group of us on a music site called ‘BeSonic’ helped out a fellow member who had Motor Neurone Disease. Once his health started to deteriorate he found it increasingly difficult to pursue his passion in music. 3 cd’s were released for sale on ‘BeSonic’, to which I donated a track, to raise funds to buy him the equipment that would enable him to create computer music using specialist equipment that attached to his head. There was so much publicity around the event that a good hearted individual heard of the artist plight and donated the equipment. The new equipment and specialist software enabled the musician to pursue his passion and continue to create wonderful music.
I recently added a new role-playing system, ’Victoriana’, to my role playing game collection. Looking forward to having steampunk adventures(with a sprinkle of magic!) in the smog filled streets of Victorian London and beyond. ‘Smithers, our airship awaits!’ :)