Tags archives: urban photography

  • 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. [...]
  • Simplifying urban photos

  • I was on a walk around the Glasgow University campus in search of interesting scenes that include white combined with another colour. The idea was to simplify the style of my urban photos. I'll never be a minimal photographer but aiming for a more laconic expression wouldn't hurt. 
  • 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[...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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,[...]
  • Urban photography recce - alleys and shadows

  • After the bright colours of Dumfries summer festivals, carnivals and pageants I became curiously drawn to inky monochromes and moody black and whites. I noticed this while processing my urban photography recce images.The upcoming Urban Portraits Dumfries project session is inspired by the town c[...]