• GRAINDIA – An Analogue Journey Through India
  • CARE Begins Intensive Festival Journey

    CARE Begins Intensive Festival Journey

    Short film CARE is just beginning its festival journey and is being submitted to film festivals worldwide.  The film has already been translated into Spanish, Catalan and Italian.  For loads more about CARE and updates on festival screenings please check out the dedicated CARE page here or like the Facebook page. […]

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  • India With a 50 Year Old £12 Camera

    India With a 50 Year Old £12 Camera

    I bought a fifty year old camera from Ebay for £12 and took it to India. A heavy all metal, all mechanical Twin Lens Reflex camera built in 1961 in East Germany, the Weltaflex TLR became such a talking point for locals and fellow travellers I would often get bored […]

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  • How To Solve A Problem Like Maria – Short Film About Kenyan Trans Girl and Transitioning

    How To Solve A Problem Like Maria – Short Film About Kenyan Trans Girl and Transitioning

    A young Kenyan trans girl shares her experiences of transitioning from male to female. This is a commission for Kenyan organisation Jinsiangu. Music by Just A Band Jinsiangu’s mission is to create safe spaces and increase the well-being of intersex, transgender and gender non-conforming (ITGNC) people in Kenya. The group […]

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  • He/She/It’s Like This – Feature Documentary on the Transgender and Intersex community of Kenya

    He/She/It’s Like This – Feature Documentary on the Transgender and Intersex community of Kenya

    He/She/It’s Like This is a feature length documentary film about the transgender and intersex community of Nairobi, Kenya.  I spent the past four months getting to know and filming six members of this ignored and misunderstood community. They open up and share their experiences of being transgender and intersex in […]

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  • The First Votes Cast in Kenyan Elections

    The First Votes Cast in Kenyan Elections

    As I travelled to the polling station at 0530, the dusty patched up roads were already lined by people walking to the voting stations.  Ten minutes before the polls opened at 0600 the crowds outside stretched as far as the eye could see.   People who value their right to vote… Vote […]

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  • We all get old... Who will look after you?

In a blur between reality and the supernatural, an elderly woman is haunted by the abuse she encountered at the hands of her carers. Will she find the solace she is looking for?

Shot on midsummer’s day in an abandoned nursing home in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, CARE is a guerrilla, psychological horror short film and is a zero budget production.

    Horror Short Care is Coming Soon

    We all get old… Who will look after you? In a blur between reality and the supernatural, an elderly woman is haunted by the abuse she encountered at the hands of her carers. Will she find the solace she is looking for? Shot on midsummer’s day in an abandoned nursing […]

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  • You Beauty

    You Beauty

    The weather held and the Highlands were ablaze with autumn reds and yellows, and the pinks and mauves of my two leading ladies of Abagail Grey’s latest single ‘Beauty’. Produced by Tristan MG Aitchison and Jan Storie and directed by Tristan the video is ‘A Love Story in The Winter […]

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  • Georgia On My Mind

    Georgia On My Mind

    I was invited to write a series of articles for the analogue film community – The Lomography Society.  The first article was prompted by the recent elections in Georgia. In 1999, I volunteered in an orphanage and school in the former Soviet state of Georgia. Thirteen years on, I’ve finally […]

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  • CARE is coming soon

    CARE is coming soon

    Guerrilla horror short CARE is in the final throws of post production. More than a year after it was filmed we are nearing completion of CARE.  Many talented people have worked extremely hard to make this horror drama the best it can be.  The film is now in the hands […]

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Tristan MG Aitchison

Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Photographer

Welcome and Bienvenue to Blanche’s Nickelodeon, the creative home of me – Tristan MG Aitchison. I’m an eternal student of Storytelling at the University of Spinning Yarns (formerly Telling Tales Polytechnic). I write. I make films. I take photos. I’ve lived and worked in no fewer than five countries: volunteered in Romanian orphanages, danced to Atomic Kitten on the Mongolian Steppes, been shot at in Siberia, arrested in Georgia and eaten dog twice in Korea. I’ve been around the world and I, I, I (Stansfield, 1989, TOTP) have returned to the best natural studio in the world, the Highlands of Scotland. I’m based on The Black Isle, near Inverness. Let yourself in, put on your slippers and make yourself at home. Leave the key under the mat when you're done.


Recent Posts

GRAINDIA – An Analogue Journey Through India

GRAINDIA – An Analogue Journey Through India

So often in the streets of India I would take someone’s picture and straight away they would ask me to turn the camera around to see their photo on a digital screen. I disappointed so many children when all they saw was the leather and chrome back of my Minolta. […]

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Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi Cafe Wall Art

Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi Cafe Wall Art

Drop into the Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi’s Plantation Cafe for a coffee and take a look at my coffee and tea photos that they have used to adorn the walls.  These were part of a commission for Kenyan coffee and tea company Safari Lounge who supply the hotel.

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CARE Begins Intensive Festival Journey

CARE Begins Intensive Festival Journey

Short film CARE is just beginning its festival journey and is being submitted to film festivals worldwide.  The film has already been translated into Spanish, Catalan and Italian.  For loads more about CARE and updates on festival screenings please check out the dedicated CARE page here or like the Facebook page. […]

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India With a 50 Year Old £12 Camera

India With a 50 Year Old £12 Camera

I bought a fifty year old camera from Ebay for £12 and took it to India. A heavy all metal, all mechanical Twin Lens Reflex camera built in 1961 in East Germany, the Weltaflex TLR became such a talking point for locals and fellow travellers I would often get bored […]

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The Cloutie Well

The Cloutie Well

In days gone by children were left here overnight to cure them of their ills. The Cloutie (Clootie) Well is near Munlochy on The Black Isle, Scotland. Photos are taken with a Weltaflex TLR on Ilford HP5+ 400 @1600 and developed in Rodinal (RO9) for 90 mins in 100:1.

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Black Vanilla Gelato Promo and Product Photography

Black Vanilla Gelato Promo and Product Photography

Last month the UK’s best gelato maker, Black Vanilla, commissioned me to produce their new promotional video.  I also photographed their amazing product and the natural ingredients that go into making ‘The best gelato outside of Italy’.  What I learned…never attempt to film gelato on the hottest day of the […]

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Highland Chiller in London – CARE Coming Soon

Highland Chiller in London – CARE Coming Soon

Last week I travelled to London to hear the score for my short chiller, CARE.  I don’t know what was more horrific, the tense and hair on end soundtrack or the twenty five hour round trip on the overnight National Express coach from Inverness?  The fantastically talented Paul Terry has understood […]

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Lomography – Home of the Day

Lomography – Home of the Day

I’m Lomography ‘Home of The Day’.  Lomography is an online community of people whose passion is creative and experimental analogue photography.  I’ve been a member for about two years.  It is about the unexpected, the imperfections.  The old and the new.  Check out my LomoHome .

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Taken with Topcon RE 2, Soviet KMZ macro tubes and Meyer Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm.

Just Dandy – XPRO – MACRO

My second last roll of the discontinued Kodak Elitechrome EBX slide film.. one left for a special occasion. I love the yellow tinge that cross processing gives with this film. Dandelion heads are very over photographed but they are very beautiful… this is my contribution to image overload.  

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One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

“One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure” – What a shit proverb that is.  Street dwellers salvage ‘treasure’ from the back of a nyama choma (bbq goat) restaurant in Westlands, Nairobi. Taken on a Minolta Hi-Matic 7S with Agfa Precisa 100 and converted to black and white in post.   […]

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