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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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.┬áTry 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.


A few weeks ago, while navigating yet another airport, I bought a little Phillips Pico Projector to replace the ancient 35mm slide projector I used in the pregnancy images. It’s a palm sized, battery powered device that fits in the corner of my camera bag and can be used to create images like these of Shari and her own paintings. It lacks the charm of making a transparency but it’s a lot more flexible, so will see more use.

Hent - Model: <a href="">Shari</a>

Model: Shari



Some time ago I shot a series of leggings images. It was only planned as a 6 image series, but that quickly extended to 8 and then 10 shots of 12 friends. The images were posted individually when they were taken, but have never been posted together as intended. I’ve finally got round to making that composite image in advance of making some large prints.

The individual images are here: Leggings