Author archives: Galina Walls

  • Glasgow cityscapes and rooftops

  • After my foray into the urban aesthetics of back alleys and rubbish bins I decided to explore Glasgow cityscapes and rooftops. I was searching for the juxtaposition of 'classical' and industrial forms, textures and materials from an elevated vantage point.The Lighthouse building has two observat[...]
  • Lanterns for 2016 Burns Carnival

  • The amazing 3,000 lanterns of various shapes and sizes lit Dumfries streets during last year's Big Burns Night parade. This year Doonhamers are challenged to break this record with 4,500 lanterns for 2016 Burns Carnival. How are they going to complete such a monumental task?A series of lantern m[...]
  • Glasgow pre-Xmas 2015 shopping rush

  • Just before Christmas I set out to photograph an urban roof cityscape series in Glasgow but was so seduced by bright colours and the whole festive atmosphere that I paused to snap a few street photos of the Glaswegians during their seasonal shopping rush.Unlike the last year I had already missed[...]
  • Kingholm Quay winter sunset photography

  • I witnessed the most amazing sunset through a little window on our landing overlooking Kingholm Quay. Intense reds and oranges lit up the distant skies over the river Nith - and here I was, at home - letting this amazing winter sunset photography opportunity slip through my fingers.For the few p[...]
  • Trompe l'oeils of Friars Vennel

  • One sunny day in June 2014 I stood with my camera in the middle of Friars Vennel, Dumfries, staring at the row of colourfully painted houses whose façades were decorated by trompe l'oeil murals. There they were  - an illusionary Paws to Buy pet shop, Gifts and Accessories and Byre Antiques, aligned [...]
  • Urban photography in Glasgow - back alleys

  • Back alleys, reserved minimalism of exposed pipework, splashes of bright colour against the stonework and cheerful rows of rubbish bins inspired my recent exploration of urban photography in Glasgow.Wandering past a deserted back alley I was struck by the juxtaposition of waste and glamour. A co[...]
  • Crazy Golf family fun at Dock Park Dumfries

  • On a sunny afternoon, armed with a telephoto zoom not to disturb the game, I went to Dock Park to document some families playing crazy golf.Dock Park, developed at the end of the nineteenth century, epitomises the Victorian idea of green spaces in urban centres where people of all walks of life [...]