Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This rainbow was absolutely fantastic all the way along the dual carriageway and the second I found somewhere I could stop and park it started vanishing...
I was headed out to Drumpellier Park with Julie to take some photos for her campaign, which I did, but also got very distracted by a variety of less documentary subjects...
Julie and Peter, a fellow campaigner, walking past a puddle
Posted by Alcluith at Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The third and final part of the random headshots project features poet Donny O'Rourke, who was the illustrious leader of the DACE poetry course I did for a couple of years and thoroughly enjoyed.
Donny's flat is wildly interesting as it's full of extra-round bay windows, paintings and books...
...the only drawback of this being the scarcity of blank walls. However, we did manage to find one...
...then headed out into the close where I became slightly obsessed with the stained glass window and the light coming through it...
...finally going for a couple of hat shots...
...(Leonard be damned)...
More shots over here.
Posted by Alcluith at Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Having recently joined More Than The Music as a photo contributor, I headed off to cover my first gig for them: the launch of Zoey Van Goey's new album, with support from Human Don't Be Angry (aka Malcolm Middleton) at the Classic Grand.
Malcolm Middleton (who was afflicted by the stage power going out for a few minutes halfway through his first song)
and another violinist (Jenny Reeve from Strike the Colours, who was also playing guitar - occasionally simultaneously).
Hopefully these and/or some others will be appearing at MTTM over the next few days, and the album is out on the 14th February (with lots of excellent new songs including one about a Robot Tyrannosaur).
Posted by Alcluith at Sunday, February 06, 2011
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Having fallen prey to a book on making your own pinhole cameras recently, I was looking round the web for some examples. My favourites so far are some by Bethany de Forest, a Dutch photographer who not only makes the cameras (some of them out of mirrors) but also builds tiny model worlds for the photos to be set in (as in the photo above). Her website is really interesting and has loads of examples and information (though unfortunately the magazine and newspaper scans are mostly in Dutch).
Posted by Alcluith at Wednesday, February 02, 2011