Colin Usher is an East Lothian based photographer.

Specialising in portraiture, editorial & style.

He has worked with many publications including The Face magazine and The Scotsman as well as theatre companies such as The Traverse Theatre,  The Royal Lyceum, Terry Beck Troupe, Philadelphia and Dundee Rep Dance Co.

Much of his work has been used for album covers, promo & press materials as well as appearing in various publications over the years.

After a hiatus where he has been busy working in the digital space, Colin has decided to come back to his creative passion. Currently experimenting with and discovering new lighting techniques, he is constantly evolving and developing his style.

The blog below will become an up to date photographic diary as well as introduce retrospective highlights from Colin’s 27 years in the media.

Commission enquiries via e-mail: or call 07870 590012

Most Recent Work

Team shoot with Dukosi in Edinburgh
John Jackson of Braw Beard Oils
Ailsa Proverbs from The Big Cheese Making Kit
Janine from Inspire Pilates

And breath… My shoot with a pilates instructor

Janine Ferguson, pilates instructor from Inspire Pilates, spent a few hours with me shooting for her website and promotional materials. We had a hoot… I always love working with people with such enthusiasm for both what they do and life itself. Janine is a...

Shooting Tech Innovators QikServe at Codebase

I spend a good bit of my time working with mobile technology innovators, QikServe. Based at CodeBase in Edinburgh, QikServe have devised and developed an app that enables mobile ordering and payment solutions for the hospitality sector. I was tasked with the job of...

Hello Mr Mackenzie : My Shoot with Martin Metcalfe

Recently, I was invited to shoot old pal Martin Metcalfe to promote his upcoming gigs with his band Metcalfe & the Fornicators. We spent a few hours shooting portraits and some full body stills of Martin while we caught up on news of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie’s...

This is Stacey… Rock & Roll Yogini

There’s this amazing woman called Stacey Chavis who has the Edinburgh Yoga Room. I don’t know her from yoga though… I actually photographed her in her band Isa & The Filthy Tongues whilst supporting the mighty Killing Joke a few years back in...

Braw Beard Oils Promo

I shot a promo with Braw Beard Oils in Glasgow’s Griphouse Gym. Griphouse is the home of WolverDean Reilly and is Scotland’s premiere mixed martial arts and combat sports training facility. Spent the afternoon in Griphouse Gym with John Jackson of Braw Beard Oils...

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