Category Archives: Portrait

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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This amazing man has been a minor inspiration to me for years. I have known John a little professionally for a decade or more, and I have always found him to be charismatic, charming and amazingly well dressed. I recall once meeting him in Glasgow in passing and he was wearing an amazing corduroy suit…

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This handsome gentleman is my new friend Ritchie. While visiting on Saturday, I noticed this wonderful backdrop and asked if Ritchie would allow me to photograph him with the massive window behind him. It illustrated some of the challenges of portrait photography when snatching opportunities. Firstly, while I loved the soft and textured backdrop of the window,…

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This extremely handsome and likeable young man is Tom. He is the son of a friend and last Saturday night he joined us as a few of us sat chatting. He happened to sit in a chair with a downlighter-standard lamp above and to the right of his head. I was immediately struck by how…

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A couple of weeks ago, my wonderful friend Gillian and I took her daughter and HB to the…..well, you can read I suppose, so no point in me repeating it. The trail is in Troon, so not only did the girls enjoy searching for fairies, (I know, as a scientific rationalist I really struggle with…

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  • Mary Poppins

    Beautifully reflects a lovely day with the two wee fairies.
    Bravo! MPx

  • Jacqueline O'Donnell

    I love these photographs Mathew.

    Forget the science and come along to the nurser; there a few children who will convince you about the wonderful and magical world of fairies!

    Bring your camera!