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This handsome young acquaintance of mine, and namesake too, gave me one of my most challenging portrait sessions recently. Paradoxically, I am delighted with the the results; challenges and constraints often get us our most interesting results I suppose. Due to our meeting arrangements slipping, we actually met to do the photographs after darkness had…

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My gorgeous friend Petrea recently asked me to do some photographs of her with her family and with her baby bump as she is “due” shortly. Anyone who has looked at my blog might remember that I photographed Petrea and her husband Steve’s wedding in Rosneath. I have hardly seen Petrea and Steve since, and…

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  • Petrea

    Love these pictures Matthew. What great fun we had being free and natural…it was a great afternoon and think you did a brilliant job with the challenging lighting that was upon us. We simply love the pictures which will be treasured by us.
    Thank you for yhese pictures and great to see you after all these 5 years! How fast does time fly?
    Love from the three plus bumpette!”

  This is a picture of Gillian from my 100 portraits project taken in the “beanscene” cafe in Kelvingrove in Glasgow. It was not one of my more skilful shoots as I used too large an aperture to get two sharp eyes in every image. Generally though there were enough sharp to have a few…

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This is just a really simple picture with no flash. The coloured lights behind were from a bar in Glasgow where we met to say hi before taking our eventual 100-portraits choice in Buchanan Street. Jodie had such a lovely, bubbly personality and this picture , with her looking slightly upwards just seems to capture…

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It’s really interesting picking up on my 100-portraits project again. Innes is a case in point. There were about 6 or 7 distinct images that I could have chosen, and what absolutely amazes me is that I remember dismissing some of them back in 2008  and now that I’m looking again, I really like some…

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