The Turner Prize exhibition, brings a juggernaut of expectation, debate and ideas to the city’s art scene. An interesting and diverse line up of nominees, this write up focuses on the art of collaborative efforts to animate and confront under utilised and neglected urban space in rebuilding and creating new futures for a place.
I’m delighted to have some artwork prints on display in an exhibition at the New Glasgow Society curated by Kirsty Strang and Johnnie Wales that celebrates the place of the tenement in the past, present and future of the city. I’ve photographed tenements many times, lived in their rooms and walked their streets, and their character […]
Lots has been happening since my last addition here and perhaps for more constant updates – take a look at my twitter or flickr posts. Generally I’ve been honing my techniques, process and image editing capabilities with some recent examples of my architecture photography commissions added under the architecture drop down menu
Edge Condition Vol 5 published at the end of January included some of my Govan images in its placemaking edition. Those who know me will know I have spent much time in the last few years involved with various initiatives in Govan that attempt to reinterpret Govan’s incredible past story, responding to the problems Govan has […]
One of my images from a few years back is on the cover of this years Architecture Scotland Annual, taken on a project trip to Abu Dhabi, whilst working with Hypostyle Architects. The image is from a striking masterplan development for a New Town built in the desert. Closer to home some of my images […]
Show us you Arts is an exciting new charity art event and exhibition in which artwork is exchanged for money donations, all to raise funds for the Scottish Association of Mental Health.
I’m Currently exhibiting some images in a group exhibition at the Lighthouse, Scotland’s centre for Architecture and Design. ‘Second Act’ is a digital group exhibition curated by Heidi Kuisma offering a new, contemporary view of Glasgow seen by emerging and established photographers based in the city. http://cargocollective.com/SecondAct/ http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/visit/exhibition/second-act
Collaborative working has helped regeneration in Govan. Having won Civic Pride award for best neighborhood a new future is being shaped which is threatened by proposals for a carpark. Over the last year it has been great to have been involved with many talented and committed people working towards encouraging a brighter future for Govan. Mapping, celebrating and initiating projects, art led practice adds value to traditional urban development processes.
Glorious Govan… Resilient and exciting; it is rich in stories, and today the site of much activity and construction, cultural and community development. From its humble and strategic beginnings, located at a vital crossing point on the River Clyde, Govan has been a significant centre… once at the heart of the Kingdom of Strathclyde it […]
Quite often I get asked to do photography jobs which are slightly outside of my comfort zone. I admit to usually liking to work where I can take time over shots, perhaps using a tripod and waiting until the lighting and events happening through the viewfinder come together to make the shot…hence the nature of […]
The opening of Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum on the 21st June 2011, is another prime example of cultural regeneration aimed at breathing new life into vacant city sites. The shimmering mass of zinc, being a new home for the city’s transport collection, its design playfully symbolising Glasgow’s industrial and shipbuilding past.
With recent events and the preparation for demolition bringing the attention of journalists and other eyes to focus on the Red Road Flats in Glasgow, the current situation and future of this area is both sensitive and uncertain. In an attempt to put expectations and stereotypes to one side I was curious as to what […]
Welcome to my blog…. its intended purpose is to showcase my photography and act as an initial point of contact for anyone interested in my work or with a project in mind, which I may be able to assist with. For people just dropping by, I hope there is something which catches your eye here […]