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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Artists of Scotland exhibition.

Artists of Scotland. Where: Stallan Brand Architecture + Design, 80 Nicholson Street, Glasgow, G5 9ER. (Near the Sheriff Courts, Glasgow. Next to Patricia Fleming Gallery.) 6th November – 21st December, (closed 8th Dec.) Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm Weekend viewing by appointment (let me know!) I’ll be exhibiting series of portraits of the Artists of Scotland, […]

Rose Reilly visit

I’ve written previously here about the acquisition by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery of a 2019 portrait of Rose Reilly, pioneering women’s footballer, that I shot and how it is now displayed in the national collection, in Queen Street, Edinburgh. I’m delighted to hear that Rose yesterday popped into the gallery to view her portrait, […]