Drawing inspiration from architecture and cinematic imagery, Soo’s impeccably stylised shots are dreamlike and often reminiscent of stills from a film. 

Growing up in Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic capital city, photographer Soo Burnell constantly found inspiration in the iconic buildings and architecture surrounding her. 

Following a project at Glenogle Baths, a pool she swam in as a child, she was re-in- troduced to the beauty of the architecture and serenity of these spaces. Beyond their unique architectural qualities, Soo was also drawn to their history and place at the heart of local communities. 


Inspired by her work at Glenogle, Soo began photographing other historic pools across Edinburgh with the intention of capturing their striking architecture and, by contrast, the stillness housed within