Editorial portrait photographer

Keepin’ it relaxed! – I get a lot of assignments as an editorial portrait photographer here in Scotland, and last week I assembled in a folder the relaxed and honest portraits you see here, mostly shot on recent editorial portrait assignments for newspapers and magazine clients. I shoot a lot of work that I don’t […]

Photograph a whisky distillery…

It’s always great to hear a client say the magical words “we need you to go photograph a whisky distillery…”. Poetry to my ears as a Scottish photographer. They say that whisky is for sharing, so below I share with you a few photographs from a couple of fairly recent whisky industry assignments. As a […]

Enough is Enough

To the streets! It’s been a busy couple of days for protest on the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, and across the UK. With a Union Unity demonstration on Friday, followed by hours on the streets yesterday to photograph an Enough is Enough demonstration, there’s been time to take in the mood of the people, and […]

QEII through the Commonwealth

With the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II I’ve thought back to the years I travelled through the Commonwealth, to all but a handful of the countries, as official photographer on the Queen’s Baton Relay for both the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and also the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. During those trips I […]

Photographing the Queen’s funeral

It was an event we all knew was inevitably coming, as it does to us all one day, but one that my photographer colleagues and I had discussed from time to time and thought about for a while, “what will you do the week the Queen dies?” How would we go about photographing the Queen’s […]

Exhibiting in UAE

My photography project ‘Unsullied & Untarnished, the Common Ridings and Festivals of the Scottish Borders’ will be exhibiting in UAE, in Sharjah emirate, from 9th-15th February 2023, at Xposure – the leading international photography festival. I’m delighted to be invited by the curator Simon Newtown and his team to exhibit photography work from Scotland, and […]

Mikhail Gorbachev in Aberdeen

Many years ago, back in December 1993 I was fortunate enough to photograph former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in Aberdeen, Scotland, as he came, accompanied by his wife Raisa, to be awarded the Keys To the City. Yesterday evening I was saddened to hear that he has passed away in Moscow aged 91-years. My photographic […]

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