Getting that summer feeling

It’s Scotland, summer is when the rain is warm and the midgies are well fed! Actually we have great weather over the summer but it feels that way 🙂 This is my ‘feel good’ image… I Love The Beach  

Reaching the crossroads of the journey in life

Honours Degree finished and although I do have a greater appreciation, however, at 53 what difference does this give me in life. It’s been a fantastic part of my journey in life, so I am ready to embrace a life more creative… what all that means I cannot grasp at the moment, I am relying…

Images in Context Experiment

I was asked at a recent exhibition what my thinking was behind the images I make… Sometime I grab something and think and at other times I look at something and drift off… we ALL do this! The latter approach is reflective and makes for the most interesting, this is one such image from this…

Scotland has Sprung

[5 IMAGES] After months of rain we had sunshine… since October we’ve hardly had a day with a downpour!!! Anyway, I got a call from Steffie, so dusted off the camera and I thought I’d head into the hills and get the rust out of the camera and the malaise out of my head. “Can…

Threats to photography

I’m one of the photographers that thinks the use of photography to highlight everyday life is to the benefit of everyone. My dissertation was on the use of Street Photography as a tool for future historians to contextualise life in days gone by. In this case Street Photography is one of the best outlets for…

HELP NEEDED

I have been absent due to my Honours year at Uni, however, I need some help, and please spread the word. I have quoted within my dissertation those snippets from renowned masters that help to explain photography, and in particular, Street Photography. Now that the usual suspects, and pioneers of this art, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bert…

Kenny and the Sex Machine

This is Kenny and the car is called Sex Machine, Kenny brought it to a shoot for a charity calendar… like everyone that doesn’t conform to the norm, he was a down to earth gent… I could easily see myself having him in front of the camera again! I haven’t been feeling it artistically, I’m…

A Stern Look

This is the pre shoot shot of an exciting shoot on the Tall Ship in Glasgow. The female models were still in make up, so we took a 15 minute break and shot the a few. Technically I wanted to shoot against the morning sun, using fill flash. My biggest challenge was seeing the shoot…

Mental State

Every now and again, like every creative, I hit that point where you review your work and it’s shit. I accept that it isn’t in parts but as a whole it’s shit. I’m not looking for or wanting anyone to say “don’t be hard on yourself” it isn’t that sort of post (I’ll let you…