Top Scottish photographer and writer Chris Close, who hails from St Andrews, is set to release a book of unique portraits next week.
Entitled ‘Between the Lines - Portraits of Authors’, the photographs featured are taken from annual exhibitions Chris has held since 2009 alongside the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The authors are photographed - sometimes up to 15 a day - against a simple backdrop, printed onto canvas and then the following day the pictures are hung around the festival gardens in Charlotte Square as a growing exhibition that is the largest of its type in the world.
“The feedback I receive is gratifying as people come in again and again to see what fresh work has been added each day,” said Chris.
Born and brought up in St Andrews - his late dad Peter was a teacher at Madras College and his mum Anne still stays in the town - Chris (48) studied photographic sciences in London after leaving Dundee High School before returning to Scotland to work as an assistant.
“I always thought I’d go back to London but I never did,” said Chris, who now lives in Edinburgh.
He does do his fair share of travelling, however. He works with a range of global clients such as Rolex, Seychelles Tourist Board and Intelligent Life.
‘Between the Lines - Portraits of Authors’ is published by Capercaille Press and will be available from July 30.