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niall mcdiarmid’s breakfast

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Breakfast is undoubtedly the best meal of the day. There’s a huge range of sweet and savoury options that are, for some reason, deemed as acceptable for consumption first thing in the morning (hash browns, waffles and sausages, anyone?). More importantly, at the start of the day you can get away with drinking multiple coffees without fear of keeping yourself up all night. 

For Scottish shutterbug Niall McDiarmid, the daily ritual of breakfast is a peaceful time to reflect. “It is also a time to contemplate the day ahead and to believe that better times are coming,” he says. “As Ian Fleming wrote, ‘Hope makes a good breakfast. Eat plenty of it.’”

Niall loves the mealtime so much that he even dedicated a photobook to it, filled with shots of his dining table that were snapped over four years (although Niall says the series really came together during lockdown). The still, quiet images in the Breakfast series are comforting and almost nostalgic. If you’d like to see more of Niall's peaceful snaps, swing past his website and Instagram.