St Peter's Seminary

Throwback: Patricia Panther

Patricia Panther is a singer, songwriter, producer, actress and an all around badass. We've worked together on several occasions but this throwback post is about our first collaboration back in April 2013 where we spent a beautiful (albeit cold) afternoon and evening shooting in the ruins of St. Peter’s Seminary in Cardross (I’ve written before about my trips there). Huge thanks to Ryan Vance for assistance.

GEAR:
Nikon D700
Nikkor 50mm f1.4
Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8
Nikon SB-600 Speedlight
Lastolite 24” x 24” Softbox
Reflector

Patricia and me (photo by Ryan Vance).

Patricia and me (photo by Ryan Vance).

St. Peter's Seminary

I love shooting outdoors, am always looking for new, unusual or in any way exciting places to use as a setting and it rarely gets more exciting than the ruins of St. Peter's Seminary in Cardross. I'd read about it online and one day in the summer of 2011, singer Jill Jackson (ex Speedway), her assistant and myself went onto an exploratory trip which eventually turned into an impromptu photoshoot. We found the place to be creepy as hell, we bumped into a couple of Japanese tourists bizarrely (you won't find these ruins in your travel book, trust me) but more importantly it also turned out to be an endless photo opportunity. I've been back several times since then, most recently in May with a shoot for Channel 4, and while the place is getting more and more difficult to access it never fails to deliver and despite my numerous visits I still feel there's more to see there. Here are some images from shoots I've had there over the years:

Jill Jackson

Jill Jackson

Jil Jackson

Jil Jackson

Scott Charles

Scott Charles

Scott Charles

Scott Charles

Patricia Panther

Patricia Panther

Patricia Panther

Patricia Panther

Channel 4

Channel 4

Channel 4

Channel 4