Before it was towed out to the North Sea this week, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to go back onboard a Drilling Rig, which I worked on in January/February, to take photographs of some of the deck, drilling and service crew. [ Quayside, Cromarty Firth, Scotland, February 2017]
As a contrast to the physicality and energy of my previous Judo post, here are a few yoga images which formed part of the same commercial shoot for the University of Glasgow Sport.
A small sampler of shots from a recent commercial shoot for the University of Glasgow Sport. Thoroughly enjoyable couple of days. Big thanks to Euan, Grant and Christos for all their help, support and organisation.
….. that I had been alive to photograph this scene. [Photographer unknown, Granton Gas Works, Edinburgh, circa 1905]
I really like this self portrait by Nadar (1820-1910). Published in ‘Lives of The Great Photographers’ by Juliet Hacking [Thames & Hudson].
Prior to its demolition in late 2015, I took a series of images around the Red Road Estate in Glasgow, while the remaining tower blocks were in a cocooned state, awaiting their eventual fate. There was an eerie silence across the estate, devoid of the residents who had left many months earlier. The writer, Martin Cathcart Froden, wrote a fantastic short story, inspired by the dystopian nature of these monoliths. You can read it here at ‘Glasgow Review of Books’:https://glasgowreviewofbooks.com/page/2/
I would also highly recommend Martin’s debut novel, ‘Devil Take The Hindmost’, available at all remaining high street booksellers.