Sunday in the West End

Today was one of those perfect Sundays; beautiful weather and an impromptu meet-up with a friend at Kelvingrove park. It’s strange, but walking a mere 15 minutes from my house makes me feel like I’m completely outwith Glasgow. Or at the very least it makes Glasgow feel less like a city. The real estate is completely different to the area I live in, I just found it all really charming.

 
 

Glasgow’s Clyde

Despite suffering from a head cold (or something), I dragged my camera and dog out in the rain to get just one shot. I had been wanting to shoot this for a while, and with it being on my doorstep I’ve had no reason not to. Plenty more Glasgow landmark shots to come, fo sho.

 
 

It’s Gary O’Hagan

Gary came and visited me in my new pad. He plays for Red Hot Chilli Pipers. They tour all over the world, so if they’re near you then check them out.

 
 

More Sushi

I still consider myself a relative newcomer to sushi. Despite trying it for the first time in ’09, I was subjected solely to supermarket sushi due to Inverclyde’s lack of oriental restaurants. Now I’m living in Glasgow I have quite a lot of Japanese eateries at my disposal. Today Emma took me to OKO Express, an intimate canteen-style restaurant on Queen Street, Glasgow.

The sushi was real good, but I’ve had better noodles elsewhere.

 
 

The start of Summer

This weekend saw me road trip to Newcastle, a city I’m becoming rather fond of for its vibrance and bridges (it reminds me of home!). We had just left an overcast Glasgow and were surprised to feel the heat upon pulling up at the Marriott hotel at the MetroCentre. It officially felt like summer.

 
 

Uh Oh…

You can order and pay for Papa John’s online, then specify the delivery time. Shit!

 
 

Men in suits and tailors to boot

This was a fun and varied shoot I did for a local fashion company, with a focus on a unique tailoring experience and high quality products. I got to satisfy my desire to shoot candid (photographing the in-store tailors as they worked), and taking models outdoors for some shots. The weather was on my side, and the indoor environment I shot in quite inspiring. Win!

I tried zoning in on the details that made the store unique; focusing on the fashion magazines that were laying around serving as inspiration to the tailors, as well as capturing the tailors working on the fine details of the clothing. They were pretty wired in to their work, I don’t think they even noticed me.

Usually on shoots I find myself mainly using my trusty 50mm, but this was the odd occasion where the 28mm gave it a run for its money.

 
 

Coffee break at work

A much needed caffeine boost during my last shoot that I’ll be sharing with you soon.

 
 

Dinner at the Rotunda

My new place, which, I know, I haven’t stopped talking about, happens to be next door to a Japanese restaurant. I’ve only lived here two weeks yet I’ve become a regular. So much so that when I last went for dinner I was given freebie food, “especially for you”.

 
 

Pug in the park

So now I’m a fully fledged city girl, my biggest concern has been my dog and where to walk her. Prior to living in Glasgow, she was surrounded by beaches and woodlands (in other words, every dog’s dream). In the city, she’s surrounded by industrial estates and motorways. Luckily for me, I have a great friend who owns a pug, Ella, and showed me a nearby park, resulting in this post — pug in the park!

 
 
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