Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

A short teaser I filmed for death-defying husband and wife duo, The Death Do Us Part Danger Show.

(I think I lost a year of my life shooting that balloon trick.)

Attending the Gatsby Club also gave me the opportunity to live my Lady Mary Crawley fantasy.

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Continuing the recent spate of spring birthdays: a day trip to Glasgow’s multi-award winning Riverside Museum in celebration of Kim’s 23rd!

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Death-defying feats of weaponry with the stars of the Pretty Things Peepshow.

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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.

With plans of releasing a merchandise line in the very near future, boylesque performer Tom Harlow recently approached me to help him create a set of “dirty postcards”, inspired by vintage homobilia. These are the first two in the collection, based on two of Tom’s own acts: the decadent Narcissus and Gaultier-inspired Pour Homme. Big thanks to Riding Room and Polo Lounge for letting us use the space. Prices and launch dates coming soon – keep an eye out for Tom’s big announcement!

Three (increasingly civilised) tales of drinking. (more…)

I recently found my Diana Mini toy camera sitting in a drawer with a roll of film which had been in there since Canada last year. I shot the last roll all in square format, so this time I decided to try the half-frame option which crams two exposures onto every frame. (more…)


Hallo and welcome to the eighth and final Famous Five Friday! Gosh, we’ve had some larks. But fear not: while our time with the wholesome fivesome might be coming to a close, you can relive all the magic with the numbered links I’ve added to the top and bottom of each entry, and this spiffing new, easily-navigable home page. So – for one last time – let’s break out the ham rolls and ginger beer and set sail with Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy for grand adventures on, and off, then finally once again on a Treasure Island. Wizard! (more…)


…or, at the very least, might have had second thoughts about recording the entire process. Nevertheless, we are but one week away from revealing Uncle Quentin’s lurid secrets to the world and George’s glorious ascension to middle classdom. Forthwith: our penultimate adventure with the intrepid fivesome. Tally-ho! (more…)


Really, Enid – you’re making this too easy.

So, some slight changes this week. First: if the screenshots look a little different, it’s because I was forced to switch from the VICE emulator to CCS64. Confessedly, I did prefer the former (CCS64 has an awful habit of turning every button on the keyboard into a command at random – particularly problematic in a game that requires you to get by solely on typing) but every time I loaded a save file on VICE, it would freeze whenever I moved to a new area of the game. Consequently, I had to start from the beginning every time I played, and – since I was screwing up with alarming regularity – I couldn’t bear the thought of taking that god-forsaken train journey one more time.

As a result of actually being to save my progress, however, I can exclusively reveal that there is an end in sight (!), making this Famous Five Friday, Part 6 of an eventual 8. I’d actually made enough of those title screens above to take me into double digits, but – for your time and my sanity – that thankfully proved unnecessary.

And now: Five on a Treasure Island…on a treasure island! (more…)