Behind The Pictures: Unbridled, rampant joy

Welcome to our new Behind The Pictures series, where photographers and performers talk about some of their favourite images from last Samhuinn. Today, Martin from Photopoint shares his thoughts on this shot…

Behind The Pictures: Unbridled, rampant joy

One thing you can always rely on from the Reds is joy. Unbridled, rampant joy.

Here, Jane is on the bottom layer of a human pyramid with someone standing on her shoulder blades. I’m looking for wide pictures that show the acrobatics skill of the Reds. That’s an important part of the photographers’ job, to document the show and to get across the spectacle. But more importantly I’m looking for the moments and details that show the joy.

Then Jane gives me her beautiful grin…

The Samhuinn Fire Festival 2016 is at 9pm on Monday 31st October on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Find out all about it here.

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