This week in Blipfoto - See us... tell our creative story
29th June 2012
This week in Blipfoto we launched an exciting new project - See us...
See us is a major new initiative that encourages people across the world to celebrate Scottish creativity. Backed by some of Scotland's most recognised creative figures, your photos and stories will form a permanent record of the Year of Creative Scotland.
With your help, of course, we're going to create a book, a touring exhibition and some other special outcomes along the way, all curated by a panel that includes best-selling author Ian Rankin and world-renowned musician Nicola Benedetti.
Blipfoto may have been founded in Scotland - and we're proud of our roots - yet we have tens of thousands of Blippers in every part of the world. As such, we want this to be an inclusive project, one that we can all take part in.
So as See us builds momentum we'll be adding our mapping functions to the project to plot the entries and it would be amazing to have photos from all over the globe. That's our aim. It's not just those that live in or come from Scotland that we want to take part - it's everyone.
What impact has Scottish culture and creativity had on your home country or city? And how has Scottish creativity and innovation affected your day-to-day life?
For those in Scotland, it could be your child's first drawing or the work of a Turner-prize winning artist; it could be an amateur musician performing in the corner of your local pub or an international Scottish superstar.
See us only launched yesterday, but already we've had hundreds of photos submitted - including some from cities and countries a long way away.
As you can tell, we're quite excited about what you might create.
The bokeh and the gull. A very different focus on a very famous view of the lights of Sydney Harbour and the iconic Opera House.
Who is this mysterious and shady looking figure? We loved the possibilities, the darkness and the steely look. Although, of course kids, we don't endorse smoking.
The traditional British summer. Day trips to the seaside, lazy views and rain. Lots of rain. This couple look content in their company, though and that's all that matters.
Baron Sirdar Singh of Lanarkshire lives in a castle and sports his own Singh tartan. Apparently he's also affectionately known as 'the Laird of Lesmahgow'.
A more unusual street scene from San Francisco. Lucky light and a chance subject combine to great affect.
See our Collection of Staff Picks here. There are some amazing shots from recent weeks.