Monday, 20 September 2010
I can't believe it has been so long since I last updated my blog.
Those little promises I made haven't been kept, I have another camera now and about 40 rolls of film waiting to be developed!
These will get done someday, I think. I hope.
Until then I suppose my blog shall have to be about something else.
Fingers crossed I can change the name of it ;)
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Sunday, 27 January 2008
On walking along the pier I got talking to a crew member of one the boats as he was shoreside getting ready to help with moorin. He was from the Banff registered Jenna Maree and kindly allowed me to take photographs of himself as he worked. Once the boat was secured I got talking to other crew members and was kindly invited on board.
Once on board I was allowed to wander on deck and take photographs as I pleased while the crew went to town. On their arrival I was given a tour of the boat. From the cell like dimensions of a cabin to the freezer hold where boxes and boxes of frozen prawns were stacked high I snapped away. It was a lighting nightmare with shutter speeds of around 1/13th bein common. A tripod would certainly of helped however would not of been ideal in such a situation. The cabins were an ideal location for portraits and I only wished myself and a crew member had time for a portrait or two.( Working in the hold)
Sunday, 13 January 2008
Good afternoon and good day to you all. Well it is now 2008 and it looks to be a bumper year. Much will be happening and over the year I hope to build up my portfolio for my university application! Watch this space for folio additions.
Sadly due to hardware failure's I have been unable to keep this blog updated as I intended however as it is a new year I feel I can make amends and update this as it should be.
The year 2007 certainly ended with a bang with Miriam and I spending New Year in Edinburgh..
The day before we headed south (the 28th) there was a fantastic gig being held at the Norscot Angling Club where Shetland's premier Indie band Black Bic Biro were playing along side Shetland/Edinburgh rockers Little Green Machine and Edinburgh's City City Beat.
As Miriam was playing with BBB that night and I was unable to get tickets ( I left it too late) I was determined to get in.
Armed with my camera, a gobby mouth, 20 quid and a bit of charm I managed to blag myself and two friends jin. I could write for an eternity about what a brilliant night it was but I shant.
I shall keep it short and sweet
Having only heard Black Bic Biro on a cd I was a little apprehensive about what to expect in regards to them playing live and with their style of music not what I'd normally listen to I was also somewhat sceptical about whether or not I would enjoy it. It turned out that I was not to be disappointed and that not only was their live perfomance most exciting it was evident as to why people think of them with such high regard. And bear in mind, these guys are all 18! Absolutely fanstastic! Roll on another gig!
Up next on the line up were City City Beat who with there shoeless shenanigings and topless tunananisms played a solid set that had everyone jumping! I really look forward to hearing them again.
Finally it was Little Green Machine to end the night, the grand finale and as ever they did not disappoint. Cat Myers was a demon on the drums and often appeared in a psychotic state; truly one with the beats. As ever Jack Sandison and Arthur Nicholson were on perfect form and at times it seemed not a single person was still within the building.
According to their bebo page they are currently producing a new EP and if it is anything like their previous album it will certainly be a must buy!
So all in all its been a mighty fine start to the year and with much anticipation for the comming months its certainly going to be a fun time.
Friday, 7 December 2007
As this site is about photography and there has been a distinct lack of updates over the past few months (Apologies for that) I decided it was time to set myself a project or two. One idea that I got was to do a profile of one of the bands that my girlfriend Miriam Brett plays in. Having never done a profile of anything before I didn’t and still don’t have a clue where to begin.
Over a period of time I hope to get a good selection of photos of this group; Band practice, Socialising and ultimately anything leading up to the gig and of course photos from the sessions.
I feel it is appropriate to give a brief introduction of this group before I continue.
The band are called Callyshang and consist of 6 musicians under the age of 18 and having had the pleasure of being at one of their practices I can only feel this band may go a long way in a very short space of time.
The band consists of:
Miriam Brett (Young Fiddler of the Year 2007)
Kirsten Henry (Fiddle )
Jaqueline Jamieson (Fiddle, Saxaphone)
Garry Smith (Bass, PA, Guitar)
Liam Smith (Guitar, Mandolin)
Bobby Sutherland (Percussion and Piano)
(Gary and Miriam)
Drawing their inspiration from iconic folk groups such as Bongshang, Fiddlers Bid, Filska, Shooglenifty and Terrafolk, they combine traditional folk music and modern contemporary sounds into a transient blend that is much needed in todays folk scene.
Although the members are young and the group in its infancy they are a joy to listen to and it’s not just their technical process that stands out, it’s their love for the music that they play and not only can it be heard, it can be felt, resonating from the heart.
So keep an eye or should that be thy ears open for this group for they sure as hell put on a good performance!