Browsing 31 posts tagged with dog.

 
 

Elisha Clarke’s Monsoon Weekend In Glasgow

This weekend saw my friend, Elisha, visit from Ireland. Elisha is a fellow photographer, so I had planned on taking a lot of photos. Sadly, whenever I have a friend travel a significant distance to visit me, Glasgow decides it’s monsoon season. But any weekend I get to eat at Tribeca, Lebowskis and St Louis – and wash it down with a coffee from Artisan Roast – is a good one. Elisha also let me use her 50mm ƒ1.2 for most of the weekend!

 
 

Lola

I think the coolest part of working from Toad’s Caravan is that it’s dog friendly. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve had a few dogs stop by to accompany Indie and Frank (the resident pups). One of these dogs was Lola, a friendly Boston Terrier who visited alongside her shyer Boston Terrier bro, Rueben. If you’re a creative freelancer in Glasgow and need a space to work from  – and like dogs – there’s a desk going spare at Toad’s Caravan.

 
 

Indie: 52 Weeks

Every week for 52 weeks I took a photo of my dog. I thought it’d be a great idea; I was snapping photos of Indie all the time and figured it would be nice to look back on in the future. To begin with I had a lot of enthusiasm for the ‘project’, but towards the end became lazy and dragged my heels. There are some photos here that make me cringe, but pushing myself as a photographer wasn’t what this collection was about.

It’s about Indie and how much she warms my heart on a daily basis, therefore capturing my life with her for a short period of time. I don’t know much about Indie’s background; how old she is or how many homes she’s had (I know I am at least her third, and she is probably about 7 years old now), but I know she is a lot of fun to have in my life and that’s why I took these photos.

 
 

Sunday at Victoria Park

Sunday is a strong contender for my favourite day of the week. I rarely book any work in on a Sunday and use it as an opportunity to be self indulgent. This means playing video games, afternoon cocktails, walking the dog, and generally relaxing as much as I can. Yesterday, Sheryl and I took Ella and Indie to Victoria Park for a stroll in the leaves. I can’t stress it enough, but Autumn really is a photographer’s dream.

 
 

Malia Visits Kelvingrove Dog Park

Despite having a working weekend, I was left to look after my sister’s dog while she was in Ibiza. Malia is a bit of a handful, and my dog, Indie, doesn’t get on with her at all (though Indie doesn’t get on with any dogs). It made for a stressful day! In a futile attempt to zap the energy from Malia so we could get back to work, we took her to Kelvingrove dog park for some exercise. Malia mingled with the other dogs, but Indie – as usual – cowered behind my legs.

 
 

Lupo

As you all know by now, I am crazy about dogs and photographing them. They are my favourite animal. When out walking Indie, I came across a 9 week old pup called Lupo. He’s a Eurasier, which is apparently quite a rare breed of dog (I don’t think I’ve ever met one). At first sight I thought it was a Japanese Akita. Either way, I wanted to steal him, but I think his master would have noticed.

 
 

Food Fiend

Ryan is my food fiend. We will both maintain that we eat healthily, yet when we get together there will always be cake and hot chocolate.

I was kicking myself today. There was a RAF gathering at George Square, which would have been perfect for some street photography. I only brought one lens with me, though, and that was the 28mm (which was an accident. I thought I had my 50mm with me). In hindsight I’m kind of glad I was lumbered with the wide angle lens. I need to use it more often, and it’s the perfect companion for close-up dog portraits.

 
 

Chihuahua?

Yesterday I came home to find two, beautiful pedigree dogs sat on my terrace, staring through the window into my living room. WTF. I opened the terrace door and both came tumbling into my house, chasing my dog – who happens to be the most unsociable dog ever. Chaos ensued, and I just couldn’t figure out where these dogs – that had no leads or collars – had come from. To cut a long story short and fast forward a half hour, I found a woman outside, upset and calling the police to report her missing dogs. Guys, be careful with your pups!

 
 
 
 

Rick Nunn Visits Glasgow

…And there was a horrendous downpour of torrential rain. Typical! A friend who enjoys shooting as much as I do visits and we can rarely leave shelter. I had made a list, too, and most of it involved being outdoors. Oh well, I guess this means he has to come back. Muhaha.

As you can imagine with Rick visiting (if you follow him at all), there was food, there was coffee, and there were photos with flash (and my lightbulb moment of realising I have to get away from ISO 100 when shooting with flash). Oh, and a wolf thrown in for good measure.

 
 
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