Author archives: Galina Walls

  • Street photography - Glasgow encounter

  • It was dark(ish) and damp as if the sky couldn't decide between drizzle and light rain so it intermittently served both. I picked up my most weather sealed camera with a conservative 35mm prime for this Glasgow street photography walk and was resolved to keep taking photos in spite of the elements. [...]
  • Congratulations to Lincluden community!

  • My congratulations to Lincluden community, whose beautiful heritage of Lincluden Collegiate Church has been voted one of six Hidden Gems of Scotland! It was a result of two months of online Facebook voting organised by Dig It! 2017 that worked with partners across Scotland to unearth special places [...]
  • Guid Nychburris Parade 2017

  • Another year has passed - and the traditional Guid Nychburris parade, part of an annual Dumfries festival has happens on the third Saturday of June, triumphantly returned to the town streets. Forty nine entries took part in the parade this year contributing to one of the most photogenic events on Du[...]
  • Spray painting and sign making at Apache Land

  • It is an ambitious project indeed to transform the wasteland at Sunderries Rd that has been neglected for twenty years into a community garden and kids play area, now known as Apache Land!I learned about it from Ivor Gott who was busy plotting an upcoming artists/community workshop when I popped[...]
  • Testing coloured gels on Helen, my fav model

  • What does a photographer do on a quiet Saturday night? Testing coloured gels portrait lighting setup on my favourite model, Helen, in our living room. Helen is a hairdressers mannequin we bought to  stand in for John when he got tired of his onerous modelling duties (you know the kind, "Please-pleas[...]
  • #1daywithoutus - Dumfries and Galloway style

  • Being Russian, I couldn't help noticing the rising tensions around migrants and migration as the Brexit vote was approaching. The worrying tendency was to downplay and reject the value of the migrants' contribution to British economy and cultural life. To oppose this covert racism, a nation-wide cam[...]