Category archives: Urban Photography

  • Lunch at The Shabby Scholar, Carlisle

  • I went to Carlysles Court to take just a couple of images for a student area guide as The Shabby Scholar, an award-winning boutique-style tapas bar that is located there, was recommended as one of the best and amiable places for students.  An urban gem situated in a cosy courtyard in the very centre[...]
  • Edinburgh street life and National Hot Dog Day

  • I have always assumed that National Hot Dog Day on 23 July is a US holiday, so a stream of articles implying that it is celebrated in the UK too that appeared in my news feed today took me by surprise. In sympathy with this great event so woefully ignored in our family I am sharing this Edinburgh st[...]
  • Under Caledonian Railway Bridge in Glasgow

  • As I photographed street art in the vicinity of the Lighthouse during my previous trip, my magpie instinct urged me to follow Glasgow city centre mural trail further - this time to visit 'The Five Faces' panels by Smug under Caledonian Railway Bridge on Clyde Street. Smug's colourful and funny artwo[...]
  • Glasgow - The Lighthouse and street art nearby

  • Another chance for an urban exploration during my forced trip to Glasgow while my beloved camera was repaired and checked up by the excellent A.J.Johnstone and Co camera repair shop near Glasgow Central. I had a couple of hours to spare for sightseeing and urban photography in the nearby Lighthouse,[...]
  • The Living Lights exhibition in Edinburgh

  • Eye-catching, amazing, weird - these attributes spring to mind while viewing the larger-than-life photographs of the living creatures that emit light in nature. Squid that excretes luminescent clouds to distract predators, marine plankton that sparkle like a starry night, fluorescent jellyfish whose[...]
  • Glasgow street photography

  • Last week's story about Glasgow street art continues with my black and white Glasgow street photography series.Whenever I arrive to a new city I arm myself with a street map not to get lost and a camera - this way I do have any preconceived ideas what to photograph and follow my instinct. Only l[...]
  • Glasgow street art

  • My previous experience of large scale street art was limited to the taxi tour of Belfast murals John and I took several years ago. Those enormous Irish wall paintings were edgy, highly political and emotionally charged - the tour brought out John's childhood memories of living there in the seventies[...]
  • Birmingham Winter Skate 2013

  • I was strolling past the Winter Skate ice rink at Centenary Square on my way to the Birmingham Library and couldn't help taking the camera out and photographing some of the skating antics by grown ups and kids alike.Mimicking the EyeSkate in the shadow of the London Eye, Birmingham Winter Skate [...]