Tags archives: street photography

  • Dumfries urban location recce

  • Most of my street photography in Dumfries is an urban location recce in some form or another. I collect these places patiently through my camera viewfinder and let them fill up the virtual memory cells of my brain. Then I wander back at various times of the day checking on the light as the sun rays [...]
  • Road repairs - Dumfries street photography

  • John had a dental appointment in town and I tagged along for some deliberate practice in Dumfries street photography (and to check the lens after repairs). I had about 20 minutes and needed to pick one location, one subject and one story. I found my unsuspecting subjects of the day in Queensbury[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Birmingham Street Style Project - Phillip

  • 'Savvy and urban - with a Birmingham twist'- this is what I thought when I saw Phillip walking towards me past Birmingham Museum at Chamberlain Square. Just several days before this I read an article about the cinematic Peaky Blinders look in men's fashion in the Guardian and a feature in Menswea[...]