Colin Usher is a photographer based in Francescas, South West France, situated between Bordeaux & Toulouse.

He specialises in portraiture, editorial & style.

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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 featuring 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 is a photographic diary as well as a place to introduce retrospective highlights from Colin’s 27 years in the media.

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Colin’s Blog

Our global house-warming day

We have lived in the Lot-et-Garonne in South West France for over 4 months now. We thought we’d better have a house-warming party to celebrate our new location and to gather our new friends together to mark the occasion. The day was spent drinking and eating of...

Now Available En France!

We have lived in the Lot-et-Garonne in South West France for over a month now. WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT HERE! The people are lovely, the area is stunning, the wine is well, French wine… which is awesome and the food is to die for. The adventure has been eventful,...

Taking it to the bridge with Lindsey Lavender

Lindsey Lavender is a fantastic painter. Her work ‘examines the urban environment seeking simple, overlooked observations with a fascination for the mundane but necessary’. This work, especially the overpass foot bridges, speaks to me in volumes as I grew...

Rachel McCrum, the poet. A study.

I spent a great few hours in my wee studio in Barrel Cottage photographing Rachel McCrum, the poet. Rachel won our Studio Faire competition for a FREE photo shoot. We’re pretty glad she won. Here’s what Julia Douglas of Studio Faire wrote: The photo-shoot...

A return to form…

I recently had the privilege of spending a few hours shooting students at Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) at Edinburgh College. We set up a 2 light mini studio in their theatre space with diffuser umbrellas and then just went for it! Each of the 14 students...

The cook, the chief, his wife and some others…

This weekend saw me hanging out with the lovely team at Haddington’s Waterside Bistro. Recently under the new management of Louise Williams & Jonny Dunbar, the place is experiencing a fresh energy. Julia and I frequent this establishment on Fridays and often...

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Tel: 06 34 56 10 70  E: colin@colinusher.com