Some examples of work I’ve exhibited/published over the years. Some were exhibitions of my work, others were bigger projects that I contributed to.
BA (Hons) Photography Degree Show – London 1992
I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester polytechnic at the time) in 1992. My degree show included some 5×4″ landscapes (shown here) shot on b&w film in the Scottish borders near where I grew up. The exhibitions also included sets of 60 mm square format portraits and landscapes, which I’ll hopefully find time to scan and include here at a later date.
You can view more of my personal work here.
Fashion Statement – Paisley Museum Exhibitions
I was commissioned to photograph a cross-section of folk showing their fashion choices. This culminated in an exhibition of photographs at Paisley Museum. The project was organised by Paisley Arts Centre in 2001.
The Arches Exhibitions – Independent Arts Venue Glasgow
Some photographs of musicians were exhibited in The Arches in the “noughties”. This was the largest independent arts venue in Scotland at the time but sadly it was closed down in 2015.
You can view a few more of my musician photos here.
Every Walk of Life – Peoples Palace, Glasgow 2004
An exhibition at the Peoples Palace Glasgow organised by the MS Society Scotland, with the aim of showing positive and realistic depictions of people with MS. Members of the Society wishing to take part in the project were sent a black and white film and some tips on photography. The photographs were a sensitive and intimate portrayal of people with MS, taken by friends and family.
I visited a number of places including the beautiful Leuchie house respite home in North Berwick and took portraits on 60mm Black and White film. I took pictures of people who wanted to participate but were unable to due to their circumstances or the severity of their illnesses. Here are a few of the portraits I took that were included in the show.
Stone Country – Climbing Book, 2005
A project I worked on for a few years with my friend John Watson of Stone Country Press. Here’s a quote from American climber John Gill about our book:
This is perhaps the best bouldering guide I’ve ever seen. It is entirely literate (somewhat at odds with a great deal of what is published in this country), there is a lack of grading emphasis (how refreshing!), there is much interesting philosophy woven into the fabric of the text (unusual and highly appreciated), and the B&W photos are among the best I’ve ever seen – sharp and clear, showing form over mere image. A marvellous book.John Gill
You can view a few more of my climbing photos here.
Tales Fae The East – Dennistoun Library, 2022
Part of a project I worked on with my Friend Alasdair Satchel in the East end of Glasgow. We were funded by Glasgow Life as artists in residence 2021-2022. You can read more about the project here. Or check out the project website