Monthly Archives: June 2010

Last Saturday I was at the Drymen fair in the evening to photograph my new friends the “Viper Parade” as seen in my previous post. I hoped for some lovely lighting to get some magnificent pictures; ha, the portraitists lot is never so easy:-) I believe the problem is that I haven’t actually sold my…

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  • cisco

    mathew,thank you, thank you. once again you have managed to make me and the rest of the vipers (or should that be vampires?)look like we know what we’re doing. you also deserve a medal for managing to do amazing work whilst having the skin flayed off your bones by what felt like every midgee on the west coast of scotland. you are a star.

    all the best

    cisco

Last Monday, following on from visiting Mike Ritchie at his guitar workshop in Fintry, I visited Mike with his band in a rehearsal studio in Glasgow.  The Viper Parade, like all bands rehearse in very photography unfriendly, windowless room. I used one flash on a stand which I moved around the room to introduce some…

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  • Great photos, we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience, (even Refugee).
    V.I.P.E.R – “Video Identification Parade Electronic Recording”, so the roller door background is coincidentally apt.

Regular followers of my blog will recognise this striking man as Michael Ritchie, guitar maker. Mike made my acoustic guitar, and although it is as damn near perfect an instrument as I have ever played, it wasn’t made specifically for me. Mike is remedying that now, and so I had an opportunity to visit him…

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  • Lorr

    I really like the 2nd photo of Mike here – it’s warm & full of character. Portraits say as much about the relationship btw the photographer and the subject so this gives a positive vibe…as for the guitar, what a superb purchase :0)

  • martin

    All good, but I particularly like portrait 1&3. It’s the shade I like; falling on the face, picking out the eye, good work.

One of the greatest joys of photography is the simplest one. There are moments of pure visual joy which you can savour and indulge in, but then attempt to hold for ever to revisit and to enjoy. One evening recently, I came upon this stunning Iris in the warm, diffuse evening light in a friend’s…

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  • Lorr

    I love this…it makes me smile every time I look at it. It shows complexity and pure beauty at the same time. Wonderful :0)

This is my good friend and colleague Jay. Jay and I have been doing some work together in Campbeltown this week, and I took the opportunity to photograph him as we took a stroll along the loch-front. I generally try to show my portrait subjects in a number of different settings or poses, but I…

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