It’s been a while since my last blog dedicated to the streets of Glasgow. In that time I have travelled a fair bit, been concentrating on shooting portraits, and unfortunately my wee Ricoh GR ‘street’ camera came to a sticky end at some friends’ wedding, needing a pricey repair. It’s still acting up a bit, but I realised that I needed to just dive back in or I never would.
I think that part of the beauty of street photography is that you don’t need to rely on other people, like you do when it comes to portraits. You don’t need to travel to somewhere especially interesting or different. You don’t need to carry lots of gear. You just need to keep your eyes open, and make sure that you have your camera ready.
For some of this entry, I purposefully decided to stick to colour. That was partly down to a rare flood of sun which brought the city alive this summer. When you purposefully shift from monochrome to full colour, it requires a definite perspective alteration, which can take some time to get used to. I’ve come to realise that whilst I’m not sure how many of the pictures in this series are all that awe inspiring on their own (probably very few), taken as a whole they give a bit of a glimpse into the city through my eyes at different times, which I quite like to collect and look back on. Maybe ‘Scenes of Glasgow’ would be more appropriate than ‘street photography’, but here they are anyway.
Since the sun has long gone now, I decided to whack this online, rather than mix up the hot and the cold.