The Story So Far
I have been working in the media business since 1988 after leaving The Glasgow College of Building & Printing where I studied photography for six years… yes, I did enjoy the college experience.
After a short stint freelancing I started as a staff photographer with the Evening Times on April Fools’ Day on 1991. I think they were telling me something.
These days I work for myself covering a wide range of business, public relations, arts, film and TV assignments. For the TV, film and theatre work I use an Aqua Tech Sound blimp so that the sound of my shutter cannot be heard by the cameras or the audience.
Until recently I worked with a superb photographic team working on The Herald, The Sunday Herald and the Evening Times as well as The Herald & Sunday Herald Magazines. Working on these titles gave me an incredible variety of assignments, everything from the World Cup in France 98 to shooting fashion on Miami Beach. I still have a very good relationship with the titles, more than occasionally contributing to their editorial pages.
Professional Photographic Awards
Scottish Press Awards 2006 News Picture of the Year
Scottish Press Awards 2005 Shortlist Features Portfolio
Picture Editors’ Awards London 2003 Special Award Royal Category
Picture Editors’ Awards London 2002 Special Awards Science & Technology and Features Categories
Scottish Press Awards 1999 Commended Evening Newspaper Paper Portfolio
Scottish Press Awards 1998 Winner Best Sports Picture
Scottish Press Awards 1997 Commended Best Open Category Picture
British Press Awards 1996 Photographer of the Year Commended