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My name Ruth and I was born and brought up in England but I spent many a childhood holiday in the North East of Scotland as my family had relatives in this lovely area.  Later in 1993 I moved to Aberdeen to study childcare and fell in live with the area more and more.  Since then I have lived in Fraserburgh and Drumdelgie near Huntly.  In 2003 I moved to the historical town of Huntly, to finally settle in 2007 in a rural location six miles away.

As a child, I always loved photography, taking the usual photos of family, relatives and our family dog Butch.  Holidays in Scotland were a joy, I loved going down to the harbour at Stonehaven, Kincardinshire (now Aberdeenshire) with my camera.  Other photos taken were of Loch Ness hoping to see Nessie, the lone Piper playing bagpipes in the rain in the highlands and many more memories captured on film (which it was in those days).

Photographers who influenced me while I was growing up were: -
Lord Lichfield: Antony Armstrong-Jones (Earl of Snowdon): Barry Lategan.

My interest in photography continued, taking photos of friends at weddings, parties, babies and so on.  Recently I was asked to take photos at one of North East Writers events; Still Voices at Glen Dronach Distillery, Forge, Aberdeenshire in which one of the photos found it’s way onto the front cover of the programme. In addition I have been commissioned to do other work for local companies.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy the passion of photography.

Ruth Bean

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