The power of photography was first revealed to Ed by the innovative black and white imagery of The Independent in the '80s and '90s. As pioneers in newspaper and magazine photography, its brilliant photographers such as Brian Harris, David Rose and David Ashdown, captured people, places and dramatic moments with an originality never seen before. Inspired to create a darkroom in his parents' basement, Ed went on to run the Edinburgh University Photographic Society, and then become a professional photographer. For over 12 years, Ed has photographed extensively across Europe creating images for companies such as the BBC, IAG and Toshiba. His work has taken him to the bows of the Cutty Sark, behind the scenes at National Ballet and to his greatest delight, Europe's finest football stadium, the San Siro in Milan. Ed has been a finalist in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. His exhibition entitled 'Inspirations' featured in the Guardian and many of these photos can be seen in the newly published book, '50 Architects 50 Buildings', which illuminates a collection of 20th century buildings that have influenced a generation of architects. Ed is married with two camera-shy sons.