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Rose Reilly portrait

My portrait of legendary Scottish footballer Rose Reilly is highlighted this month on the Sporting Heritage website and Sporting Heritage podcast. Sporting Heritage aims to “bring together the UK’s sporting collections and the people who care for them.” My portrait of Rose, which was acquired last year and now hangs on display in the Scottish […]

Label for Dookit Brewing

This weekend a new beer has gone on sale here in Glasgow, and I’m pleased one of my shipyard images was chosen for the label for Dookit Brewing ‘Sweet Fuggle’ table beer. A year or so ago I had noticed that Orkney-based photographer Frances Scott has one of her black and white images on a […]

Artists of Scotland

Just over a year ago I set myself the project of photographing 100 of the pre-eminent artists of Scotland. The portfolio, of portraits of those artists photographed in their studios and creative spaces, now sits around 125 portraits. On this page I present some of the latest portraits, shot in the past week or two. […]

Artists of Scotland, two portraits.

This week I’ve added two more artists to my Artists of Scotland portrait series that I worked on last year. The portfolio of portraits of the pre-eminent artists of our times, here in Scotland, photographed in their studios and creative spaces now sits at approximately 120. This week I met and photographed, I like to […]

Inspirational

What a privilege it is to be a photographer, to be able to travel the world, or your own country (Scotland) or even city (Glasgow) and to meet and photograph the people who contribute to the cultural fabric of our nation and times. To be able to go inside places, offices, studios which aren’t generally […]

Artists of Scotland exhibition

A bit late to the party with sharing news of my recent Artists of Scotland exhibition, which sadly has now finished. It was a busy end to 2023, with having the exhibition on, all that that entailed, and still photographing a few artists for the overall portfolio. The exhibition ran at Stallan Brand architecture and […]

Make it look bright

Sometimes being a photographer in the midst of a Scottish autumn (more like winter) can be trying. My brief on a recent assignment, ‘shoot some outdoors portraits of him, make it look bright, cheery, smiling’. It’s October, it’s raining, it’s cold and he’s a politician. What could possible go wrong? Sometimes such a portrait shoot […]

Offshore rescue!

Earlier this week I was on a boat, away out into the North Sea to photograph for a client at the UK’s largest offshore windfarm (I’ll post those images soon). Thankfully the weather was dry, the wind low, and the seas calm, but it made me cast my mind back to an assignment earlier this […]