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Ross Kemp Behind Bars – Inside Barlinnie


I had a great day with Ross Kemp shooting the stills for his new documentary Ross Kemp Behind Bars – Inside Barlinnie.

Love my job every day is so different I recently spent a day with Ross Kemp in Barlinnie Prison, how else would I get in to Barlinnie (apart from the obvious) what an interesting place a bit of a gold mine for photographers with all the old Victorian architecture.
Ross Kemp in HM Prison Barlinnie,

I had never worked with Ross before and like most of us I had only built up a picture form his TV appearances, but a nicer more helpful guy you could not meet, a pleasure to work with, made my workday a lot easier along with the film crew.
Ross Kemp in HM Prison Barlinnie,

In and out in a day, not many can say that about Barlinnie!

Don’t miss it – tonight STV at 9pm!
Ross Kemp in HM Prison Barlinnie,

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My favorite pix 0f 2014


It’s been another great year, now in my 14th year as a freelance photographer…wow can’t believe where the time has gone!
Over the years I have been privileged to photograph some amazing things, meeting some great people and traveling to places I would never think of going to, all with there own individual challenges but I would not swap my job for anything else!
I have put together a few of my favorite images from 2014, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them! They all tell a different story and mean so many different things to me.
Nick Clegg / Spark Energy

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Scottish Edge Final

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Glasgow

Andrew Fairlie/European Week for Waste Reduction.

Rob Clarke

Rob Clarke

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Love Your Clothes

Save the Children Christmas jumper

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Mad Hatter's Tea Party to Launch Strictly Come Prancing

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Tom Daley/Glasgow 2014

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games uniforms

Glasgow 2014

HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh

Colin & Justin – style guru’s ?


Then my next job with Glasgow’s self-proclaimed style guru’s Colin & Justin…but not today wearing those jumpers. As usual arrived early to scout out a good location for the shoot, then went off and bought a few Christmas props for the boys to wear.
Colin and Justin / Christmas jumpers

This was in aid of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, which takes place on Friday 14 December. Over 6,000 people from schools and workplaces across Scotland have already signed up to donate £1 to wear their winter woolies on the day for the charity.

Colin and Justin / Christmas jumpers

Colin & Justin were true professionals and a pleasure to work with, the only problem I had was editing the images, just a shame I had to leave so many out.
Colin and Justin / Christmas jumpers

Launch of 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot


The official mascot of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has been unveiled at BBC Scotland’s headquarters in Glasgow.

Clyde made a grand entrance at the unveiling ceremony, zip-sliding through the middle of BBC Scotland’s headquarters at Pacific Quay, watched on by a few hundred guests who had all packed in to the BBC HQ.

12-year-old Beth Gilmour from Cumbernauld won a nation-wide competition to design the 2014 mascot, pictured here with Clyde.

After watching the rehearsals last night with stand-ins, it was great to see it all come alive, and what a spectacular launch it turned out to be!

Amnesty at the Edinburgh Festival


I get commissioned every year to photograph the Amnesty comedy gig “Stand up for Freedom” at the Edinburgh Festival and they never disappoint.
Take the best comedians from the festival and put them on in one show…what’s not to like!
Hosted again by Fred MacAulay and Susan Calman, the line-up that includes the multi-talented Josie Long; Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2011 Hannibal Buress; star of Channel 4’s Stand Up For the Week Sara Pascoe; sketch trio Pappy’s; David O’Doherty; newcomer Rob Beckett; cabaret duo Frisky and Mannish

This year Amnesty were showing their support for the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.


If your like me and don’t have the time to see all of the festival, this is a great way to get a fantastic taster.
Don’t miss the Comics v Critics football match on Sunday 2pm kick-off at the Meadows.

Susan Boyle gets honorary degree…


Its Friday and and its been a busy old week.
With a few mixed shoots, from the usual corporate portraits, photocall and PR jobs.
Yesterday I was commissioned to photograph The Queen at the Place of Holyroodhouse today it was Susan Boyle getting a honorary doctorate for her contribution to the creative industries.

Susan with her honorary degree from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.