Hello and welcome to my online photography gallery!

I have been hooked on travel and nature ever since I was a young child and grew up on a staple diet of David Attenborough programmes.  I would spend my time day dreaming about seeing polar bears in the Arctic or standing on the shoulders of giant mountains.  20 years on, not much has changed.  I call Glasgow my home and I’m very fond of it, but I’m at my happiest out in the wilds, camping and walking the hills or taking in the sights and sounds of a new rustic town.  Watching the light change is a favourite pastime and photographing it has become something of an obsession.

My journey into photography began in late 2006 when I got the opportunity to go and explore some of the far flung destinations I had been craving.  I bought a semi-pro digital SLR and went travelling for 2 years, teaching myself photography along the way.  It was a life changing trip and when I returned to Scotland I was well and truly bitten by the travel bug.

As my confidence has grown, so have my photographs. Throughout all of the countries I have visited, I have tried to capture the essence and vibe of the people, places, landscapes and details that have caught my eye.  My aim has always been to evoke a feeling within my photography, to tell a story and show the wanderlust that has captured me.

 

Me in the field

 

I’ve just moved into an open studio which I’m sharing with 3 other small creative businesses.  You can find me at 24A Argyle Court, The Hidden Lane, 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8ND.  We’re located at the top of the stairs and our gift shop is now open.

 

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My Kit

Canon EOS 5D MkII

Canon 24 – 105 mm f/4 IS zoom

Sigma 70 – 300 mm f/4 DG macro

Canon 100mm macro

Metz 36 Af-5 flashgun

Cokin filter holder and Hitech filters

MeFOTO RoadTrip tripod

Lowepro Flipside 300

Osprey Talon 33

A large part of my photography involves hiking and standing, a lot of the time in the cold for hours, waiting for the light.  I’ve tried many brands over the years and have come to really love Rab gear.  I have their Polartec base layer leggings and gloves which keep me toasty and allow me to put a windproof layer over the top when necessary.  I also have their Neutrino Endurance jacket which is really light and packs away into a stuff sack for when I need it.  It lofts incredibly quickly and it’s 800 fill power down has kept me warm in minus conditions.  I’ve also recently purchased a pair of their Vapour Rise trousers which I can’t recommend enough.  I own merino baselayers and various micro fleeces.  Being comfortable and warm is incredibly important!

 

Proud member of Shop Scotland, a fantastic online directory of independent, creative Scottish businesses.

 

Where my work has been featured or published:

Photography Monthly Logo Lonely Planet Magazine Logo Digital SLR Photography Logo Digital Camera Essentials Logo Calumet Focus logo  Amateur Photographer Logo i-on glasgow scotland-on-sunday_6281-e1400579440625 the-skinny-new-logo1hs-logo  Sunday Mail scot outdoors