Instamatic – Glasgow / Delhi 2020 – The Occasion

Produced by The Occasion, as part of their This Fire project.  Instamatic was a collaborative audio-visual experiment between myself and Delhi  photographer Khursheed Ali, with fictionalized versions of ourselves ruminating on lockdowns, curfews, a missing cat and a half a million New Delhi street dogs. Here are a few images from my side of the story, taken in and around the West end of Glasgow.

Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014 – Q.Poetics

Every day was a scorcher, every Glaswegian – even the police – looked like they’d walked straight out of a Mediterranean holiday brochure and everyone who came back the following year thinking Glasgow was always like that was in for some dreich and drearifu’ disenchantment.

I was lucky to be hired by Q.Poetics to make pictures and podcasts of Glasgow at its very very best.  As people stood in long hot queues at venues across the city, waiting to see their nation’s gymnasts or high divers,  Q.poets Skye Loneragan and Tawona Sitole inspired and entertained them with verbal gymnastics, linguistic twists and tucks; and tiny poems from their Q,Poetic poetry dispenser. I simply followed them around, documenting endless happy encounters between people…and poetry.

To see a few more images from that magical three weeks, click here.
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