Laurence Deveney at Sugar Sheds

Cobbled roads, rich reds, graffitied doors… Why haven’t I shot at Greenock’s sugar sheds before? Today I briefly met up with Laurence to take his photo. He’s not unfamiliar with my camera, so I knew how photogenic he was. I told him to give me 30 minutes of his time, wear a suit, and meet me at the Sugar Sheds.

 
 

Ella

What a great weekend I’ve had, totally lowkey and very relaxing. I feel energised and ready for work tomorrow!

I finished my weekend off with a walk through Kelvingrove Park with Sheryl and her pug, Ella. The rain had cleared up and there was a pleasant autumnal chill in the air… if you know what I mean. You know what I mean, right? I think this is my favourite time of the year, and I’m so glad to be back in the city for it.

 
 

Chai Latte at Artisan Roast

Artisan Roast sits next to Kelvingrove Park, which is how I know of it as that’s where I walk my dog. It’s been recommended to me on numerous occasions, and so today — when weighing up the decision to either nap or ply myself full of caffeine — I opted for a trip to Artisan Roast. I had a Flat White and a Chai Latte, both of which were lovely, and my friend tried a few of their bizarre array of hot chocolates. I’ll be back for a white hot chocolate soon.

 
 

Autumn Cake

My friend, Shona, is amazing in the kitchen. In fact, I’m going to ask her to marry me when I’m older. We thought it would be fun to welcome the new season with apple and roasted hazelnut cake, which we’ve otherwise dubbed as Autumn cake.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 4 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 200g softened butter
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 140g flour
  • 50g ground hazelnuts
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Brandy

Okay, this is the first recipe I’ve ever written, even though I’m copying from Shona’s notes. Here goes…

  • Soften the apples on a low heat with some water and the brandy
  • Mix the butter and sugar until creamy, then add the eggs
  • Fold in the flour
  • Add 1/2 the apples and spoon into cake tin
  • Top with the rest of the apples
  • Bake for 1 hour at 180°C / gas mark 4
  • Halfway through, top with the ground hazelnuts and cinnamon
  • When ready remove from the cake tin an top with apple slices
  • Sprinkle with sugar and caramelise top
 
 

Graphic Novels

Ever take a photo that you like, but you’re not sure you like it enough to share on Flickr or your blog? That’s how I feel about this one.

 
 

Sunday Street Shots

Some simple street shots I took today in Glasgow. Everybody was miserable; it seems the average British person’s mood hinges on how the weather is. Also, I wonder what video game the geek with the GAME bag was taking home.

 
 

Carolyn Interviews Tallia Storm

Yesterday my sister and I did a bit of coverage at charity event, The Only Way Is Glasgow. While Carolyn was stopping fashionable folk to interview she spotted Tallia Storm. And how could you miss her? She had vinyl stuck to her head and was very sparkly. This girl owned the place. She is only 12 years old.

 
 

Three Steps To Heaven

There’s an independent, family run ice cream parlour in Byres Road, Glasgow. They do this wee gem of an ice cream treat called a Coldstone where they mash up two of your favourite flavours, merge it with two toppings of your choice, then finish it off with sauce on a frosted slab (hence the name). Tonight I was naughty and had one, specifically the apple pie and coconut flavours, mashed with strawberries and snowballs, then topped with melted chocolate sauce. Dee-lightful!

 
 

Couture by Carolyn

This shoot was important to me. Partly because it was for my sister’s new line of dresses, and I’ve seen how hard she’s worked on them so wanted to do her justice, and also because I’ve been feeling really lost with photography lately. I wanted to use this as a chance to push myself, to not rely on methods I’ve grown to feel extremely comfortable with. That meant breaking out the flash.

Okay, let’s back up a minute and talk about my sister; a YouTube fashion guru and dress designer. Carolyn has been slaving over these designs for a while, and they’ll be going live on her shop over the next few weeks (I think, don’t quote me). This was the first time I’ve seen them, and I felt really proud. I have a talented sister.

Anyway, for me this brought back a lot of the excitement I have towards photography that was, for whatever reason, buried away recently. Maybe it was the location, the models, or the fact I was shooting something that important. I don’t know, who cares, I had fun. I love my camera.

 
 

Andy Clarke Tea Diptych

Andy is doing a bit of work in Glasgow, and his office just so happens to be right next to my house. Since it was a ridiculously nice day, I took him to Kelvingrove Park on his lunch break and made him drink tea. He likes tea. I couldn’t decide what photo to use, so I made a diptych. I don’t even know if that’s what these things are called, but it is now.

 
 
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