Light Painting

Light Painting is a technique used to light an image with a hand-held light during a long exposure. You may also see it referred to as Painting with Light. I do quite a lot of this.



Everything that I shoot depends on the dedication and talent of the models that I work with. These galleries showcases those I shoot most often.



Back in the days of film I shot a lot of Kodak HIE infrared. Since that was discontinued I've had a DSLR converted into a dedicated infrared camera.


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HanzelUndGretyl-141015-18In the last couple of months I’ve been getting back into music photography. I’ve shot Je$us Loves America, Hansel und Gretyl and the Nanobots. The lighting is challenging, but low light is kinda my thing, so hopefully there will be more of this sort of thing in the future.


Despite vowing to do so I’ve not been keeping the blog here updated. Social media is the enemy to this sort of thing. So time for some catch up.

Back in July, Habs came back into the studio to model one of her own Double Crossed Clothing t-shirts. We also took a lingerie shot with her in fully fashioned stockings, something that I’ve wanted to shoot for a long time.  No lasers this time, but always fun.

While editing those I found leggings shot from our last shoot that I had never properly processed. The latest version of Lightroom came to the rescue. Now algorithms FTW.

Mac Drive Failure

DaveBootProblems with backup strategies.

On Thursday the hard drive on my Macbook Pro failed. Not a problem. I run Time Machine regularly so I have a full incremental backup that’ll restore my machine back to working condition. Just need to buy a new drive, install it and boot the machine into Recovery mode to start the restore.

Oh… That’s doesn’t work with a blank hard drive. Need to use a boot CD.

Oh… OS X hasn’t come on CD for ages. Try with the last physical disc I have – Snow Leopard. Nope. Doesn’t work.

What the hell do I do now?

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JLA-060615-029As part of SPRLMNL I shot Je$us Loves Amerika performing at The Poetry Club in Glasgow. It was dark. Very dark. A great performance by both the band and my Canon 5D Mk3. Camera equipment has come a long way in the last couple of years.

The full set is here: JLA


A Clockwork Wullie

SUPRLMNL-ClockworkWullie-008Last weekend I took some photographs of Grant Morrison reading his piece, A Clockwork Wullie. A very animated, engaging and funny performance, ably assisted on background sound by Pat Dougan, who went on to raise the roof with his band Jesus Loves Amerika.

The full stet of images is here. Wullie


Shari’s degree show


Model: Shari Shari’s painting: sharithingsandstuff

My friend, artist and occasional model Shari‘s degree show starts next week. She’ll be exhibiting the paintings that we used in the projection images of her in her modelling gallery here. The show is open on weekdays from the 4th to the 11th of June 2015 at the City of Glasgow College City Campus (North Hanover Street) with a preview on the evening of the 4th from 6-8pm.

More details can be found at her site, sharithingsandstuff.