A selection of random images captured whilst on a recent trip to Amsterdam…
A firework display takes on a whole new appearance when photographed using a slow shutter speed. Explosions etch long and intricate light trails against the night sky. Things get even more abstract when the colours are removed. What remains are a series of images depicting chaotic light forms that can often look more like macro photographs of organic material than fireworks. Painting with light.
I was recently asked to capture some shots at a Scottish football match between Hamilton Academical and Livingston. The game, ground and number of fans attending were a world away from the numerous premiership games I’ve shot in the past. That said it did actually make capturing the game a little more interesting. I was able to move around the ground with more freedom to capture the shots of both the action on the pitch and Almondvale Stadium itself. The game finished 3-0 to Hamilton.
The intricacies and structural details found within any animal skull offer an amazing wealth of tone and texture for a photographer to capture. These photographs were taken of a Ram skull acquired from a friend of mine. When shot under controlled studio lighting, the surface texture and shape of the skull really come to life… so to speak. The skull offers something entirely different when shot from each angle. Things also start to get interesting when I begin fusing the images together in post.
During a recent trip up to the Cairngorms and the Isle of Skye I was able to photograph some truly majestic landscapes. By stripping the colour from the images it forces you to focus more on the form of the land and it’s interaction with the wind, rain and cloud… something Scotland does really well.
Another one a many typewriters I’ve been collecting as part of an ongoing project to document the weird and wonderful world of these antique typographic machines. This particularly odd looking model is an antique Oliver typewriter from Chicago dating from around 1914. Aside from looking the part, this thing weighs an absolute ton. Hard work to photograph… but well worth it.