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Shadows of War Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea


A great exhibition focusing exclusively on Roger Fenton’s pioneering photographs of the Crimean War, taken in 1855. Fenton was already an accomplished and respected photographer when he was sent by the publishers Agnew’s to photograph a war that pitched Britain, France and Turkey as allies against Russia.  Arriving several months after the major battles were fought in 1854, Fenton focused on creating moving portraits of the troops, as well as capturing the stark, empty battlefields on which so many lost their lives.

 

At The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse until November, well worth a visit.

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The Queen’s Garden Party


One day I’ll get a real job!

Those of you who are regulars to my blog will know how much I love my job, and this is one of the reasons why!

I was commissioned to cover The Queen’s Garden Party at The Palace of HolyroodHouse.

I’ve photographed the Royal Family on many an occasion over the years but this is my first garden party.

What a great day and not even a typical Scottish summers day dampened the occasion, everyone I spoke to and photographed were loving it, from the ladies of the woman’s institute to serving and ex members of our amazing armed forces.

 

 

The Cloisters with an Iphone


I was passing Glasgow University yesterday and had a spare 15 mins to kill on the way to a job, and I love the Hunterian Museum but no time, so decided on a walk round the fabulous cloisters…again and a quick pic with my iphone!

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Tartan Gig 2017


 

 

 

 

Covered a fantastic gig on Saturday at the Glasgow SSE Hydro!

Tartan Gig 2017 the Girlguiding concert, very busy day as I was the only official photographer and tasked to cover everything!

With it all going on at the same time as the concert, first two songs shoot some fans enjoying the concert and get back stage for some shots of the artists at the media board, all in all a great day and a very happy client.

Not exactly my sort of music but you have to appreciate live gigs.

Louisa Johnson was amazing and the very energetic John Newman was a challenge to capture!

 

 

 

The remotest place on mainland UK!


I just love my job, I get to photograph so many different people and locations form all walks of life, I always find it very interesting getting an insight and knowledge in to so many different industries.

I would never get to so many places through my work and when an email dropped in for a shoot described as “the remotest part of the UK” I jumped at the chance…and the client wasn’t exaggerating!


I drove to Mallaig then crossed on a private ferry to Knoydart…one pub (which opens when the landlord can be bothered) and a school with 14 pupils!
Fantastic shoot with a real sense of being out in the wilderness, will have to go back at somepoint…

Judy Murray shoot


Great shoot with Judy Murray, and for those of you who have been hiding in a cave for the last five years…mother of Andy and Jamie Murray you know the two Scottish guys taking over the tennis world!

It was the opening of a new 10 million pound David Lloyd fitness club in Newton Mearns, Glasgow, really nice place and if I lived closer I would join!
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Big thanks to Judy and the team at Lloyds for making it such a great shoot, oh and PR chums take note we all had a lovely lunch at the club while editing the images courtesy of Claire the really nice PR girl!

International Photography Award…


Nice surprise when I opened up my emails this morning, just found out I have been nominated in the Black and White Spider Awards, The International Awards Honoring Black & White Photography.

For this images I took while on holiday in Sri Lanka.

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