Leith walk

Leith Walk is one of the longest and most vibrant streets in Edinburgh. Along with being incredibly multicultural, it’s bursting with energy.

Almost every day I walk up and down this street, drinking coffee, buying groceries, people watching, and of course, making portraits.

Each time I fall in love with the people, lights and colours, and even the textures of various buildings with their unique patterns and shades.

I’ve been taking portraits of Leith Walkers since May 2018 in an effort to capture their beauty and diversity.


Ilya Ilford

Ilya Ilford is a Russian citizen living in Edinburgh for the last six years.

He makes photographs of strangers he meets on the streets and establishes connections with these human beings.

Ilya’s work has been featured by Dazed & Confused, BBC News, and BBC Radio.