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It’s been quite some time since I posted on the blog and I think the best explanation is found in a recent tale of my life. Glasgow University Media week is an occasion when individuals working professionally in the media are invited to give talks at the university.  This year the renowned Tommy Wan was …

After lots of tweaking, editing, googling of various web design solutions I’ve finally managed to reach a point where I’m happy with the website.  It’s been a long road getting here, from a website I liked the look of but couldn’t update to one I could update but tried to avoid the sight of, I …

The studio is now finished after 5 months of work.  It has come a long way since we first moved in to an empty industrial unit in the middle of winter and its now a multi-roomed, comfortable and versatile photography studio.  The crowning achievement of all this effort was the mounting of the hi-glide kit, …

For the past couple of months I’ve been working closely with the Glasgow University Photographic Society to host an exhibition.  This is now open at the Firebird bar on Argyle Street in the West End of Glasgow. A collection of work from more than 20 artists will be exhibited on the walls from the 27th …

I recieved a most interesting piece of mail today: It came through the door in a handwritten envelope with the note attached.  At first I was curious as to whom I know by the name of ‘J’ that might be thinking of me while browsing through their copy of the times however on surface inspection …

As with 90% of the Glasgow fashion scene I attended the POSED magazine launch at Classic Grand.  I’ve attended a magazine launch before so was expecting a similar affair but I was very pleasantly surprised by the scale and professionalism of the launch. The stage shows were particularly entertaining; I’ve never actually seen a burlesque …

Today was the first of the two part open day I hosted in the studio.  I’d advertised on model networking sites and received a response that was too large to host on one day so I split it over the full weekend. I’d like to thank Daniel, Kevin, Lisa, Chris, Jay and Andrew for coming …

So on the 12th January I headed down to London for the SWPP Conference; the conference lasted for over a week and was made of several different events, I had set aside time for 5 days at the conference taking in the business school and a lot of practical lectures. I won’t go in to …

After Christmas I decided I was going to treat myself to some new studio lights, normal opinion on the subject is that Bowens and Elinchrom are the companies to go for and having used their lights I would say that they are of good quality.  However the company I purchased my first lighting kit from …

With the studio up and basically functional the past couple of weeks have been devoted to fixing the little discomforts and testing the space out.  First and foremost the heating was a problem as it always got bloody cold so I tested out 3 different methods: electric convection, electric radiator and a gas cabinet heater.  …

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