Posts Tagged ‘me’

Name me a sexier combination of words than “adult braces”. I’ll wait. 🚂

When you refloor your house to match your #aesthetic. (But seriously I’m in love with flooring. 😍)

Channelling some LSP purple.

So, owing foremost to a painfully protracted repair job on my computer that took fully three weeks longer than estimated (and latterly, a trip to Finland for a friend’s wedding), I’ve been somewhat remiss in updating this blog for the last few months. Thankfully I can now start afresh, armed with a bunch of new pictures from the journey!

In a happy confluence of milestones, this photo will be my 2,000th image over on Flickr, where I just surpassed one million views, in the run-up to what will be – as of next week – my first year as a full-time photographer.

The jobs I’ve been lucky enough to undertake over the last twelve months have been pretty far-reaching: contributor to Getty Images, exhibiting throughout Scotland, working as resident photographer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and seeing my work in print across the world – in news (The Glaswegian, Yahoo, MSN, and The Huffington Post to name a few) and advertising (Telstra Mobile, Rogers Communication, Viacom, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, and Logo TV’s NewNowNext to name a few more).

When I think of the photographers whose work inspires me most, the quote that always come to mind is one of G.K. Chesterton’s – that, “The duty of the artist lies in keeping alive a sense of wonder in the world.”

My initial fear in choosing photography as a career was that it would somehow diminish my love of taking pictures – that the moment it started to feel like a job would be the moment I would stop reaching for the camera. The reality, however, is that I’ve never felt more inspired, and couldn’t be more grateful to be earning a living by sharing – a million times around the world – the wonder I see in it.

(…not featuring, as four people have now asked, a massive, yakuza-style back tattoo.)