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, 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 […]

First Minister, twice.

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing portraits of Humza Yousaf, First Minister, twice. It isn’t every week you get to visit Bute House, the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland. Never mind twice in one week. Both portrait sessions took place alongside interviews for UK newspapers, Financial Times and The Guardian. […]

Sack the Board!

Let’s Sack The Board! Continuing to mine my photography archive I’ve brought out another ‘zine, this time in collaboration with Matt at Lower Block, publisher of photography zines about football culture. This latest zine, Sack The Board!, looks at the footballing season of 1993-94 at Celtic FC in Glasgow, when there was a time of […]

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