I Shot Kirsty at home in the West end of Glasgow for the 'This Life' feature in the 100th edition of Homes & Interiors Scotland in January. Being who she is, Kirsty was well at home in front of the camera. Art direction for the shoot was by Gillian Welsh, here's some blurb from the Homes & Interiors website on the article:
"In person Kirsty Wark is smaller, appears younger and has a sparkle in her eye that the BBC cameras don’t always catch. She is accustomed to tackling difficult subjects, dissecting current affairs and slippery politicians as a presenter on Newsnight. But, away from her screen persona and its dark sets and darker wardrobe choices, she is far more colourful than her television role permits.
Gesturing up to the Victorian cornicing in the drawing room of her home in Glasgow’s West End, she says she is considering having a colour consultation at Farrow & Ball. So many layers of paint have been applied to the cornice over the years that the definition and detail are starting to get lost. Her keen eye, she says, is something that she got from her parents: “My mother had a great eye for colour and we had a real eclectic mix in our home when I was growing up. It was a mixture of old things – antiques and auction-house finds – and new things. I think that has influenced my choices,” she says."
You can of course read the full article in print or digitally if you head on over to the website.