Clinetix is an award-winning rejuvenation clinic with locations in Bothwell and Glasgow's West End. At the end of last year, I had the pleasure of shooting their "Be You" marketing campaign aiming to promote bespoke treatments aimed at people of various ages and walks of life. The shoot took place at 29 Glasgow and Dakota Hotel as well as outdoors on Buchanan Street. Hair and make up by Carly Gray.
These were taken a couple of years ago in the Spiers Wharf area of Glasgow. Shot digital and analog.
The Nighting Gals are a 1940s-style, 3-part harmony girl group and earlier this year we've worked together on a photoshoot as well as a promo video. Although there are a few different Nighting Gals, it's Miriam Elwell-Sutton, Frances Thorburn and Emma Mullen that are featured here. It was a very bright, colourful, almost pop-arty project and we had a ball on the day (big shout out to the amazing Sarah Michael who was in charge of girls' hair and make up). The promo video features a brilliant mash-up of Britney's "...Baby One More Time", the classic "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen - if they don't make you smile I don't know what will!
I met Paul Thomas Bell, an award-winning blogger/writer/presenter, and an all-around renaissance man a couple of months ago for coffee after a few exchanges on Instagram. We chatted about how we got to do what we do for a living, about the world of social media, photography, music and everything else in between. We've also agreed that we should work together at some point and we finally managed to meet again last month and take some pictures. See the results below.
My sister Ania has been the subject/victim of my photographic endeavours ever since I knew how to press the shutter button on a camera. Now, I'd like to be able to tell you here a nice, sentimental tale of how I was a wonderfully attentive older brother wanting to capture every moment of my beloved sibling but that just wouldn't be true. Ania likes to tell the story of how, whenever the two of us were going somewhere together I would walk ahead with my headphones on, blasting music while she was trying to keep up with me a few steps behind. There's my level of brotherly attentiveness for you. Having said that, she was always available to have a picture taken and willing to indulge whatever ideas I might have. Getting wrapped in cassette tape? Sure! Posing in a bath filled with paper offcuts? Bring it on! Wearing nothing but tinfoil? Where do I sign up? I could go on but you get the picture. Our relationship has changed quite a bit since we were kids and she not only became my absolute favourite person but also someone I truly admire. I don't photograph her as much as I used these days as we're both busy with our work (Ania's a ridiculously talented, award-winning nail artist and runs a salon in Glasgow called Beauty Beehive) but there's probably a book's worth of images I've taken of her throughout the years. Some are great, some of questionable standard but all are a testament to our growth: her as a woman and mine as a photographer and I thought it would be interesting to share some of them here. Enjoy.