The Georgian House Story
Volunteers of National Trust for Scotland
'The House at No. 7 Charlotte Square offers a rare glimpse into the lives of the people who were among the first to move into Edinburgh's late 18th- and early 19th-century New Town, a pioneering architectural project, and the largest of its period anywhere in the world. '
The Georgian House Story started on a winter's day, with my Dad asking me 'where shall we go this Saturday?' The answer led us to the Georgian House, which even on a rainy day shone brightly within its New Town glory.
As we began to wonder through the beautiful Georgian rooms, I knew straight away where the heart and soul of the House lied... with the volunteers.
Each volunteer had a wealth of knowledge about each room and had so much passion and insight about the House. As I left, I knew that I wanted to return. And return I did!
I was excited to be welcomed back to The Georgian House in February 2019 with my camera in tow, ready and waiting to greet 15 volunteers to capture their own personal story about their time working for the National Trust for Scotland House.
This is the volunteers story, with each individual providing me with their words about what it is about the Georgian House that inspires and interests them. Each person had their own reasons and its these words that compliment their photograph so beautifully. It not only offers insight to all future volunteers and visitors, it shows you a glimpse into the person behind the portrait.
The rooms that I used for the photo shoots also offered their own personality - from the rustic, dark wood and eerie shadows of the Parlour, to the beautifully light and exquisite surroundings of the Drawing Room. With guests attending for afternoon tea or an informal gathering being shown to the Parlour and the Drawing Room used to display the family's wealth and possessions... which is your favourite room?
Enjoy The Georgian House Story!
Special thanks to:
All the volunteers that were photographed as part of The Georgian House Story
Dr Sheonagh Martin, Visitor Services Manager, The Georgian House
National Trust for Scotland
Camera: Canon EOS 70D with lenses EF 50mm and EFS 24mm.