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…)