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My Frame of Mind

Film Music Writing Online

An innovative photographic exploration examining the types of things that have helped people stay positive throughout lockdown.


What does a bicycle have in common with a piano? A cake with a yoga pose? Seashells with watercolours?

These are things that have helped people to maintain a positive frame of mind during restrictions and lockdowns. This ambitious project by At Birkhill House asked residents in the Scottish Borders to photograph representations of their chosen activities and objects through a photograph frame – to literally “frame” the positive activities and pursuits that uplifted and nurtured them.

These photographs have been collected in a hand-made, leather-bound book that is destined for display in Galashiels when it is safe to do so. A local paper maker, calligrapher and artist have all been involved in the making of the book. Each page has been photographed and put into a filmed walkthrough of the book for all to view. A local musical duo has created a score to play over the slideshow.

YouTube - Borders ONLINE

Mon 3rd - Sun 23rd May
The film will be available to view on this page throughout the festival.