Posted on September 12, 2020
After six years with the same front page on my website I thought it was time for a change. I spent a lovely couple of hours with Chris from Christy Digital as my website has been needing a bit of a tweak. It turned out but I had been publishing my blog the wrong way from the start . Who knew that you put up a new post instead of just adding to the one page. Well, perhaps only me. My first post has been the longest ever. I am surprised I didn’t get a letter in from WordPress complaining. It made such a difference having an expert on hand to see you on the right track and not to raise an eyebrow or criticise. Also one that brews such nice coffee. My skills are photography and lighting. It’s good to bring in the skills of others to help. I am delighted with my new front page, a collage of some of my favourite assignments. Check out Chris at his website here
I am a fan of cakes, no one can doubt that. When an assignment came in to go to Cakes By Rebecca in Blantyre, it was something I was looking forward to. Rebecca was lovely and really enthusiastic about her business. What great staff too. The photographs got used in The Herald’s business section as she was the featured young entrepreneur. I did have my mask on but I was allowed to take it off for cake eating purposes.
Cool Masks for The City of Glasgow CollegeWith the academic year coming around again all the colleges and universities are looking at ways of keeping their students safe. The City of Glasgow has some really cool face masks in college colours. I went in to see them with a couple of volunteers. They did look pretty striking. I am not a fan of the black serious masks. I find they can be a bit depressing. I love the bright colours and especially the tartan ones. Remember the very cool Boé Gin one I photographed last month.
A Landscape From The PastI am always looking out for a good cityscape of Glasgow. The city rarely disappoints. With all the heavy rain recently, I was looking out across the city and saw the low clouds and heavy dark lines. When I put the picture into black and white and increased the contrast, the way I would have done in the darkroom, the image really jumped out at me. The picture had a real 1940’s or 1950’s industrial feel about it. It was like the buildings were tall chimneys and factories with smoke all across the city.