A street portrait taken in Glasgow.
I like how working in monochrome encourages a more formal and studied approach to picture making. Balancing the tones and cropping to enhance the formal elements of placement and division is a very satisfying activity. The unruly diagonals always add a touch of tension, don’t you think?
A train journey to Glasgow provided this opportunity for a portrait.
Taking close up photos of people on a bus in Glasgow might be ill advised and even Simon looks like he might be getting ready for some head banging!
I’m quite content with not owning a smart phone as I know how addicted I am to my iPad. How would we survive if the internet failed?
Visiting the Market
Glasgow’s open air market is known as The Barras and they don’t take kindly to having photos taken here and there are some heavies who make it clear that when they say ‘No Photographs!’ they mean it……
This was an attempt to make a more abstract interpretation of the wheels and motion of a steam locomotive that resides in the Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport.
Glasgow built steam engines for many world railways.
The red hair caught my attention, and then the reflection.
I once had red hair.
Now it’s grey.
But I call it blond.