Two of Scotland’s top Press, PR and Corporate Photographers have joined forces to form the backbone of Scotland’s leading Photo Agency, Video Agency and Online Image Library, Scotimage.com. Gordon Jack and Derek Blair have years of experience behind them, with their quality photographs appearing in hundreds of publications throughout the world.
GORDON JACK has worked at the highest level as an editorial photographer and has worked in PR and Corporate photography for the last 13 years.
Gordon started his career as a freelance press photographer in 1997 but was soon approached by Scotland's largest selling newspaper where he worked as a staff photographer from 1998 until 2003.
In this time he covered many major news events including the plight of the Kosovan refugees and the war in Afghanistan following 9/11. His enthusiasm and ability as a photographer lead to him being awarded the Mirror Group Fashion Photographer of the year 2003 as well as several award nominations for feature and news categories.
From 2003 onwards Gordon has maintained his status as one of Scotland's leading press photographers, regularly working for The Daily Mail and other national publications covering major exclusives and features, whilst forging an enviable and diverse list of PR and corporate clients who require the best standard of photography to promote their own business.
Derek Blair gained an HND in Photography at Glasgow's college of Building and Printing from 1999-2001. He joined the Daily Record's Edinburgh office and after brief spells as a studio photographer and an agency staff photographer, he spent 4 years as the newspaper’s Capital staff photographer. During his 4 years as the Capital staff photographer, he was nominated for News Photographer of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards 2007.
Derek joined the Telegraph Media Group in March 2008 and was their foreign Photographer based in New York from April 2008 - Feb 2009 covering the historic election of America's first African-American President, Barack Obama. Derek also covered the financial crisis that hit Wall St and the American Automotive Industry, reverbirating worldwide, and the effects of the worst hurricane season to hit the Caribbean island of Haiti in modern times.