Edinburgh Photographic Trades

Photo Express


Early History

The Photo Express business was established as photo finishers on 1 February 1961 by Andrew Swanston [Sen],a Member of Edinburgh Photographic Society.

The business was run with his son, Andrew Swanston, who joined Edinburgh Photographic Society at the age of 8, and went on to become a member of the Night Shift group at EPS with Martin Siller and others.

Andrew speaks highly of the photographic tuition given by Marion Boron in classes, both at EPS and at Technical College.

Professional Photographers

Although Photo Express started in the photo finishing industry, they soon became, and still are, professional photographers.  They process their own work and produce Black and White photographs for a few customers who use photography in the course of their work.