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Glasgow Characters

These are some of the characters I came across in Glasgow today, which was very busy because Brad Pitt is filming his latest movie in George Square. Blah blah, if you’re from Glasgow you’ll actually be sick of hearing about it. If you’re inGlasgow you can’t help but gravitate towards the set, which has seen George Square convert into Philadelphia. I dunno, it’s interesting for us Brits to see the funny traffic lights and big, American trucks. We’re easily amused.

 
 

Felix and Oscar

Felix and Oscar is one of many cute and quirky shops in the West End of Glasgow. I didn’t catch the name of the owner, but when he was chatting to my sister I took his picture. Oh, and I totally bought a cook book from this shop! (I can’t cook.)

 
 

Bax-Street Blog: Street Style

My sister and I have been wanting to collaborate on something for a while, marrying my love of photography with Carolyn’s eye for fashion. This is the first in our street style blog, which we’ve named Bax-Street Blog (our surname is Baxter, how witty are we?). We’ll be mainly taking to the streets of Glasgow where we’ll photograph some of the styles that capture our attention.

Glasgow is a stylish city, but the difference in fashion from the City Centre and West End is palpable. Our first outing saw us on one of Glasgow’s busiest streets for shopping, Buchanan Street, right in the heart of the city. Tomorrow we’ll be spending an hour or so in the West End of Glasgow. Feedback appreciated!

 
 

Laurence Deveney

Yesterday I met up with Laurence Deveneny for a brief coffee at the The Hidden Lane Tearoom, which seems to be becoming a regular haunt of mine. I met him when he depped for the drummer in the funk band at my friend’s wedding. An alternate shot is on my Flickr.

 
 

Gerry Ness

If you look through my Flickr stream, 99.9% of the photos are naturally light. I woke up with an itch to shoot with my 430EXII today, probably because I’ve been on my case lately about not getting complacent / comfortable / whatever with my camera. I mean, I want to keep learning and delving out of my comfort zone. I’ve had my flash for an age, yet I rarely use it. Funnily enough, my favourite photos from today were the ones I actually shot with flash. I want to try the same again tomorrow, and the next day…

 
 

Gary At Finnieston

I woke up today itching to take a photo. Like, chicken pox kind of itchy. Hopefully I get to scratch it later today, but for now here’s a photo of Mr O’Hagan, making a return appearance on my blog. We haven’t seen one another for what felt like a long time, and he randomly turned up at my house yesterday. Oh Hai. We went for coffee and dinner. There’s another one on my Flickr.

 
 

Glasgow

A girly day shopping in Glasgow with my sister, Carolyn. On my agenda was a new camera bag, more like a rucksack than the ‘off the shoulder’ one I currently have. However, the staff in Jessops jump all over you and it put me off buying anything if I’m honest. Wouldn’t it be great to have a camera shop managed by photographers, not salesmen?

 
 

The Hidden Lane Tearoom

The Hidden Lane Tearoom is true to its name, tucked away in a charismatic courtyard that you have to venture down a discreet alley off of Argyle Street to get to. I went with Shona, who was the perfect person to discover this gem with as she enjoys her vintage crockery, classic tea and so on. We went late afternoon when it wasn’t busy, which was good as this place is tiny. The food was good, chai tea was on the menu, and the general atmosphere of the place was… different, but definitely in a good way.

 
 

Merchant City Music Festival

Once a year you can find the Merchant City music festival happening in, well, the Merchant City of Glasgow. Stalls with foods from all around the world, several stages with music and drama acts, but most importantly a crowd of adverse people good for photographing. The good looking guy riding the bike, the woman dressed as a fish, the cute kid skipping past the camera, the couple having a moment, the father and son walking home with a new video game, the recluse taking time out to listen to music in the last remaining spot of sunshine, blah blah.

 
 

Glasgow

My plans fell through last night fairly last minute. Not to worry, I thought, it’s Glasgow and there’s always something to do. Right enough I got a text from one of the guys I longboard with, reminding me his band is playing at the Merchant City Festival, and an hour later I was sitting in a beer garden with one of my oldest and best friends who is visiting from Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives. This was the view from the house party I ended up at.

 
 
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