Musical

Dusty Won't Play

If you missed Frances Thorburn in “Dusty Won’t Play”, A Play A Pie And A Pint production at Òran Mór this June, shame on you cause it was a feast (and I’m not talking about the pie). The play which originally premiered in 2017 tells the story of Dusty Springfield’s 1964 visit to South Africa where the singer defied local apartheid laws prohibiting concert performances to mixed race audiences. Frances is a force to be reckoned with, both as an actress and a singer (and those aren’t easy songs to sing), and she was mesmerising. I’m hearing talk of the play being brought back for another, perhaps a larger-scale run if you didn’t manage to catch it this time around. Here are some images taken during the dress rehearsal:

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Nikon D850 + Nikkor 85mm f1.4

Crazy July

July so far this year has been rather crazy on many levels (and I'm not just talking about the weather which, since the end of June, has clearly been on the loony side...). This month seems to be unusually packed with exciting events both personally and professionally. So, for example, I finally got a long-delayed tattoo done (at Custom Inc in Finnieston):

My sister took the pictures. She insisted on being there, presumably to watch me suffer up close but it wasn't as sore as it looks, I promise.
My sister took the pictures. She insisted on being there, presumably to watch me suffer up close but it wasn't as sore as it looks, I promise.

Then I was off to London to visit my friends. I saw a show (Singing In The Rainin Palace Theatre was SPECTACULAR), popped in to Tate Modern (Hirst is definitely not my cup of tea) and, most importantly, got shown the kind of London the average tourist doesn't get a chance to see very often:

The unorthodox London sight-seeing
The unorthodox London sight-seeing

And this Saturday, after having a look at how my work is doing at Friday's preview of "Who’s for the Game?" exhibition at The Virginia Gallery, I'm off to Edinburgh to see the Mother of All Pop Stars who is gracing Scotland with a live date for the first time ever:

Let's hope it doesn't rain...
Let's hope it doesn't rain...

Ah yes, of course I'm doing various shoots as well but I'll leave that for the next installment.