Born in Glasgow, Scotland 1968. I spent my early years growing up in Oban, a small town in the western highlands before moving back to the Glasgow area at the age of 10. I left school at the age of 16, worked a few regular jobs before moving into music production in 2004 where I released and remixed tracks for various record labels throughout the world. It was at that time I developed (no pun intended) a passion for photography. Fast forward over a decade later, I now run a photography business, mostly based on my personal work, although I have photographed for various national and international clients, published booklets and showcased my work at various exhibitions and events.
When photographing, I like to find beauty in the mundane, something we walk past every day without giving a second glance. I'm usually drawn toward solitude within a shot. My usual traits are strong contrasts, grainy structures, dark and sometimes unsharp images. Most of my photography is impulsive but I also like to arrange and plan shoots, as with my 'In Search of Red' series. Influences come from photographers such as Rodney Smith, William Eggleston, Daido Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira and Shomei Tomatsu as well as American Abstract Expressionist painters of the 1940s and 1950s, in particular Franz Kline.
I once read a quote by Danish-French Impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro, on a wall at Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow. It read -
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
It meant a lot and still does.
Now and again I still write music, read lots of books, drink far too much coffee and procrastinate at least once a week.
Thanks for taking the time to drop by,