The ScotStreetStyle Gathering TGXV

August 12, 2017 § Leave a comment


It was fantastic to be part of the Gathering again, and this year it was in Leith, Edinburgh sponsored by Naked Grouse. This event was sold out in the first hour of the tickets becoming available.

Below is the photos I captured of the evening. Always positive amazing people!

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Super busy

August 7, 2017 § Leave a comment


I have been super busy this Summer and cannot complain. Below is a mixture of personal and commercial work.

I had a real rare pleasure photographing Photographer, Director and Chancellor David Eustace at his house in Edinburgh. From the minute he opened the door to saying goodbye, he was a total Gentlemen. David gave me free reign of his house and let me do my thing, not once suggesting this or that. It made me respect David even more.

I am working on a long term project of top Scottish figureheads in the arts, culture and entertainment industry and David is up there on a global level.

I went with two setups. One with natural light beaming into David Eustace’s hallway. The second was a three speed light setup.

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With Glasgow having a couple of real sunny days, it was a real pleasure to shoot a lot of property for DJ Alexander. With such examples as below:

At the beginning of July, I finally got to meet and photograph Bill Wilson. We have known each other online (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) for a short while. And we both got the time in our hectic schedules to go ahead with a portrait shoot. Bill is stylish charismatic, creative and a businessman. To me a fantastic quality combination. For this shoot, I used a 32″ Westcott Rapid Duo softbox.

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I have a photo shoot for a client later in the year, and wanted to nail some test shots. I used myself as the test subject and practice various combinations. I photographer should always be practising and innovating. I had fun creating this scene below from a boring grey overcast car park to something vivid and cinematic. I used gels on my lighting to achieve this look.

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As a photographer is pays to always carry a camera with you. And when I don’t have my large DSLR camera on me, I will always have my trusty Ricoh GR. One of the mornings I was out early. It was amazing fog and the sun was beginning to rise in Glasgow. I had to quickly park the car and capture it.

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It was great to catch up with fellow photographer Peter McNally, as we have some future plans on a Glasgow Project. I could not resist capturing a portrait of Peter, as he has done the same for me over the years. I think Peter McNally looks superb in this shot below.

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Time to leave Glasgow now, and head up north to the Highlands of Scotland. I needed to scout a couple of locations up there in the magical lands. I also photographed a few of the the more touristy places for my own, as the ever changing light and colours was a feast for the eyes and soul.

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Back to my home city of Glasgow, and hired by Chris Grant of Parkour Generations Glasgow. We did some head shots and lots of action shots. Below is just a taster, as photos will be released throughout the year. If you are in Glasgow, and would love to learn Parkour, check out Chris Grant’s Parkour classes.

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From outside to inside now working with talented Sarah Haran of VVA, for an event “An Evening of Style” in Glasgow’s Gusto Restaurant. I have shot many events, and feel at home photographing interesting people enjoying a good night.

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It is nice now and then to come out of my little bubble, and see what else is happening out there. So when i got an invite from Simon Murphy to his exhibition in Govanhill Baths, I went along and really enjoyed it. Simon Murphy’s work was strong and memorable with the Photographic prints on the wall in each bath cubical.

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So what is next?

Well there have been meetings had for future shoots, so watch this space. In the meantime this envelope came through my door…

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Another busy one

June 11, 2017 § 2 Comments


It has been the busiest few weeks to date. With meetings on future work, my real estate photography getting noticed, personal projects on the go, events and a communion.

 

 

Above is only a small snippet of all the property photos I worked on, these past few weeks. More can be found at DJ Alexander

It was great to work with Sarah Haran of VVA Handbags again, at one of Sarah’s events, this at the new offices of Shepherd and Wedderburn “An Evening of Style”.

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I managed to travel up North to the Scottish Highlands.  And capture some of the gorgeous, ancient, rugged landscapes the Highlands had to offer.

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Back in Glasgow the weather was beautiful, and so I made the most of it, below is a small example of Glasgow in the rare sunshine.

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It was also nice to pop along to the 13th note in Glasgow and capture some photos of Gavin MacQueen at his fantastic photo exhibition.

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Also a real pleasure to meet and listen to Poetry from Scott Finlay.

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It was also very nice to have my work recognised by Glasgow Live and People Make Glasgow

I have also been busy working on two Street Photography projects at the same time. “Streets of Glasgow” and the “Streets of Blackpool” with the aim to release to books in the near future. Some of this work can be found in my Instagram

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Been busy

October 8, 2016 § Leave a comment


I have not posted recently, as I have been busy the past few weeks. Here is a little peek into the what I have been doing.

Property Photography

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Above are just some of the property shots I have been for DJ Alexander

 

Product Photography

I was through in Edinburgh shooting the furniture made for Edinburgh University Students Accommodation by Godfrey Syrett

I also travelled through to Stirling as well, for their installation of Student office furniture at Stirling university.

 

Also with regards to Product photography. I photographed jewellery for a designer called Nuberu for their up new website, which is about to go live soon. Below is just some of their fine pieces.

 

Event Photography

I have shot many events, but I was very fortunate to photograph a 50th Wedding Anniversary, which are very rare and very special. It was a full day at the stunning grounds of Crossbasket Castle. I photographed the lovely couple and amazing large family formally and candidly. Below is a small section of photographs, as i will be posting a more in depth page to this special day.

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Portrait Photography

I was happy to finally meet in person and do a portrait shoot with Bryan Espie. This fine man is always on the move somewhere globally, and Bryan this time was just back from the Falkland Islands. We did our shoot in Glasgow.

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It was a present surprise to be contacted from Barcelona by Veronica Baron a beautiful model. Where we did a little shoot together, during her visit to Glasgow.

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Street Photography

Being busy with the commercial side of photography it was also nice to get out on the Streets of Glasgow.

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I also popped down to Blackpool for some great Street photography too.

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Television work

I was on the opposite side of the camera, albeit TV cameras, working with the BBC, for an up and coming show next year. It was a fun and photography related and that is all I am allowed to say for the time being.

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Thank you for taking the time to look.

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The ScotStreetStyle Gathering TGXI

July 3, 2016 § 2 Comments


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It was that fine time of the year were ScotStreetStyle, Gordon J Millar held another fantastic gathering, this time back in Glasgow. It was held at the excellent venue were Glasgow Collective is based, in the East-end of the City of Glasgow.

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There were fine drinks, food to be had as well as music.

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Peter Mc Nally and his Street Photography Exhibition

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Thanks @coworkglasgow & sponsors. A fantastic gathering.

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Wear Eponymous Event

January 3, 2016 § Leave a comment


Last month I was hired to capture photos for Wear Eponymous, 1st Floor Princess Square in Glasgow. The fashion event was organised by Karen Bennie.

Wear Eponymous is special as they support emerging fashion designers and independent brands.

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I was fortunate to photograph such talented designers such as Johanna Fleming with her beautiful Scarves and VVA Handbags.

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Models: Karen Bennie, Laura Jane Welsh, Hollie Burgoyne & Carla Jayy

 

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Hollie demonstrating the design and Johanna Fleming talking about it’s versatility and material of the Scarf.

The next shoot at Wear Eponymous featured the great designers Mark Bradley of G69 Clothing and Louise Mc Quilkie of Nuberu.

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Brand Ambassador of G69 and Actor, Craig McGinley was there too.

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Some of the fine Jewellery on display from Nuberu

All models can be found/contacted at Superior Model Management.

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Sound to Sea

August 9, 2014 § 2 Comments


Last week I was hired to photograph for Cryptic on their grand production of Sound to Sea which was on the banks of the river Clyde in Glasgow.

Below are just some of the photos of Beat boxer Bigg Taj on the Wee Spark, and musician Rachel Sermanni on the White Wing, from their daytime rehearsals.

 

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At night time here is what the show looked like

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Be sure to follow Cryptic on Twitter as they always put on the most unique of audio and visual experiences

 

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