August 2022

Singin’ in the Rain Even When the Sun is Out

I had a lovely afternoon with the cast of  Singin’ in the Rain as they made a splash at Doulton Fountain in Glasgow Green leading up to their performance at the Kings Theatre.

A favourite in musical theatre, the show came to Glasgow for a week’s run. The colours in the costumes were magnificent and really took me on journey to the glamour of Hollywood in the roaring 20s. These shows always look great and the cast can hold the pose to make a terrific picture.

A Big Daffodil

I love all the huge murals that are dotted around Glasgow City centre. I had an assignment to photograph striking new artwork celebrating life in Glasgow’s Govan area. It had been commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of Govan Housing Association. The fantastic tenement mural on the city’s Govan Road was created by celebrated street artist Sam Bates , better known as “smug”. The artwork shows  a young girl bending down to pick a daffodil. We had local youngster Annie who posed with her own daffodils to mimic the giant artwork. The mural has now been named Georgie in a tribute to one of the Govan Housing Association’s long serving management committee members Georgie Hay. Sometimes photographing artwork in this scale is not as straightforward as you would think. A very wide angle lens is needed and a small aperture to get the subject in front in focus as well as the building.

Wasps Summer Artist & Makers Market

I wish I was more creative with arts, crafts etc. I love seeing artists at work and their finished results. I was covering the Wasps Summer 2022 Artist & Makers Market at at The Briggait in Glasgow. The crafts, art and textiles on show were amazing. My eye this time as really taken with the textiles. 

Tori Meads really made an impression with her Harris tweed Cushions. The bright colours really stood out for me with the lovely texture of the Harris tweed. I also liked the work of Jolene Guthrie whose brand is Jo AMI. Here knitwear was quite special. She was good in posing with her mannequin decked in one of her lovely creations for my picture.

Pizza Pizza Pizza

I love pizza and this month I was asked to photograph the new Nostrana Bar Restaurant on Hyndland Road. I met Marco Stevenson owner with his team. What a great bunch. So enthusiastic. They do loads of different types of pasta and other favourites but for me its pizza every time. Sadly I was driving so I couldn’t sample any of the cool looking cocktails.