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CodeNA8628
Dates1912-1996
Person NameHaldane; Brodrick Vernon Chinnery (1912-1996); photographer
SurnameHaldane
ForenamesBrodrick Vernon Chinnery
Epithetphotographer
ActivityBrodrick Haldane was born in 1912 in Edinburgh into an aristocratic family, he was the son of the 26th Laird of Gleneagles. He spent his early years at Alltshellach in the Inverness-shire district of Nether Lochlach. Educated at Lancing College, West Sussex, Haldane developed an interest in photography and after leaving school established himself as a society photographer in the London of the 1930s. He frequently visited the continent photographing royalty and international celebrities. After the Second World War, in which he served in the 83rd Battery, Haldane settled in Lausanne, Switzerland, as the guest of his friend the Countess d'Antraigues where he continued to mix with and photograph the rich and famous. Returning to Scotland in the 1960s he settled in Edinburgh where he remained until his death in 1996. His memoirs 'Time Exposure' written with Roddy Martine were published in 1999.
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