Exhibition looks at Edinburgh’s hospitality and the ‘real’ Capital as seen through photo-journalist Patrick Keast’s eyes
Adagio Aparthotel Edinburgh is set to unveil a photography exhibition depicting life in the Capital by local man Patrick Keast, a former alcoholic who has turned his life around thanks, in part, to his trusty second-hand camera and the support of charity Cyrenians.
The aparthotel, which comprises a series of 146 brand new studios and one-bedroom apartments situated on the Royal Mile, will open Keast’s photography collection to the public on 19 May following a private viewing the night before.
The charity exhibition, whose proceeds will go to Cyrenians, which helps support homeless and vulnerable people in the city to get back on their feet, looks at Edinburgh’s hospitality and the ‘real’ Capital as seen through Keast’s eyes.
Keast’s dramatic photos first caught the eye of Trainspotting 2’s Assistant Director, Garry Fraser, who hosted Keast’s last exhibition in December.
Keast said: “Photography helped me get back on my feet after a very dffilcult time in my life. If my photos can help others who are going through a similar thing that would make me very proud.”
Adagio Edinburgh General Manager Jose Gomez said: “We were introduced to Patrick by Cyrenians and were blown away by the honesty and beauty of his photography. Cyrenians are our charity partner and we thought that working on a special exhibition with Patrick would be a fitting way to support his recovery, support the work of Cyrenians and celebrate our city.”
The exhibition is open to the public from 19-28 May at the Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile, 231 Canongate EH8 8BJ Edinburgh.