Editorial

Feral Ground

I met Thomas Petersen, the Danish visual artist better known as Grundvold, a few years ago and we talked about doing a photography project ever since. We finally managed to get together this autumn and headed to Pollok Park to take some pictures. Shot on analog and digital, we called it “Feral Ground” and intended for it to be a commentary of sorts on toxic masculinity, the masculine/feminine, strong/vulnerable in all of us. Results below:

GEAR

Nikon D4
Nikkor 85mm f1.4
Profoto A1
Canon AE-1 Programme + 50mm f1.8
Kodak 400TX

Clinetix - Be You Campaign

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 promoting 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.

Hello 2018

Had a super quiet New Year with friends in Otter Ferry and now it's back to Glasgow and back to work. Happily though, I have to say, as I always get a bit lost during the festive season - sitting on the couch, stuffing your face and doing nothing is fun for a day or two but after that, I start getting antsy. So here we are, another year over and below are some of my favourite images I took in 2017. Hope you like them too.

Govanhill Baths Editorial, January 2017

Govanhill Baths Editorial, January 2017

I’ll Be Your Mirror, February 2017

I’ll Be Your Mirror, February 2017

Laura Hurst, April 2017

Laura Hurst, April 2017

The Dolls, April 2017

The Dolls, April 2017

Caezar, May 2017

Caezar, May 2017

Rory Hutton, June 2017

Rory Hutton, June 2017

Sandie Robertson, June 2017

Sandie Robertson, June 2017

Stuart Cosgrove, July 2017

Stuart Cosgrove, July 2017

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay "Bare Knuckle" Album Cover, August 2017

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay "Bare Knuckle" Album Cover, August 2017

Nicole Caldwell, September 2017

Nicole Caldwell, September 2017

Colin Gavigan, October 2017

Colin Gavigan, October 2017

Rosie Noon, Designer photographed for Nu Blvck, November 2017

Rosie Noon, Designer photographed for Nu Blvck, November 2017

The Eves, December 2017

The Eves, December 2017

And for my own future reference more than anything else,
my favourite music of 2017 (in no particular order):

ALBUMS:

Margo Price "All American Made"

Tove Lo "Blue Lips"

Dua Lipa "Dua Lipa"

Lorde "Melodrama"

Pink "Beautiful Trauma"

Betty Who "The Valley"

Madonna "Rebel Heart Tour Live"

Stout & McKay "Bare Knuckle"

Lana Del Rey "Lust For Life"

Drake "More Life"

SONGS

Sigrid "Strangers"

Tove Lo "Disco Tits"

Dua Lipa "IDGAF"

Lorde "Green Light"

Pink "Beautiful Trauma"

Taylor Swift "Don't Blame Me"

Selena Gomez "Bad Liar"

Charli XCX "Boys"

Lana Del Rey "Love"

Fergie "Tension"

Nicole Caldwell

You may have seen Nicole Caldwell belting out "Purple Rain" on the X-Factor recently. I've been a fan of her voice ever since I've heard her perform with Soul Nation Choir a few years ago. Being able to finally work with Nicole on her very first photoshoot as a solo artist was a great opportunity. And a lot of fun! The brief was "bohemian/hippie/natural" so off we went last month to Mugdock Country Park (one of my favourite places to shoot) with Caroline Stewart on makeup duties and spent an evening walking about, laughing and talking nonsense. Oh yes, and we took some photos too. Enjoy!

PS. Big thanks to David for all the help!

Govanhill Baths Editorial

Govanhill Baths is an Edwardian public bathhouse which opened in Glasgow in 1917 and earlier this year students from West College of Scotland took it over for a one-day fashion photography workshop organised by photographer and lecturer Lauren Stirling. Govanhill Baths is such an amazing space - I photographed a musical there a few years ago (I know, how random!) and always wanted to come back and use it for something more editorial. I'd given a couple of photography talks at West College of Scotland on behalf of Bridge 2 Business in the past and was more than happy to come along to the workshop to give my 2 cents as well as take some photos of my own, especially once I've learned where it was taking place. Thanks to Lauren Stirling for the invitation and West College of Scotland students for help and donuts!

Models: Jack McQueen & Erin Charters (both from Model Team)
Hair & Make Up: Caroline Stewart
Headpieces & Vintage Wedding Dress: Kitsch Me Vintage