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Getting Ready For The Show

Life as a musician, whether it is as a famous rock star or an upcoming band is not always the glamorous lifestyle we think it is. No matter who you are, there is always some preparation to do before the gig can take place. Some of these things just have to be done...

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Face In The Crowd

As a music photographer I often take crowd shots just before a band comes on the stage. These usually result in spontaneous face pulling, waves or, as the case in this photo, a couple kissing at the bottom right of the frame.  The band about to enter the stage were...

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Going Home

Heading through the walkway between the Glasgow Hydro and where I had parked, the crowd leaving a concert by rock musician Roger Waters were high on the exciting show they had just witnessed but were keen to get to their cars or to the train they needed to catch....

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Dancing In The Street

Dancing in the Street sang Martha and the Vandellas in 1964 and today on a very bright summers day in Glasgow there was certainly music everywhere as this couple danced along to the music being played by nearby local musicians who were busking in the street. I have...

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Mortal Combat

I have been spending a lot of time with music photography of late, as well as some private projects for people, and have neglected my love of street photography.  A last minute decision today to head in to Glasgow to take in the sun, and a few photos, resulted in...

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Let There Be Drums

Drummer Steve Todd of the band ‘Black King Cobra’ - Taken just as the band took to the stage for the launch event for the Winterstorm 2018 Festival in Troon, Scotland. Black King Cobra are a Groove Rock band based in Glasgow, Scotland. With gigs at Audio, The...

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Tree Runner

Taken a few years ago at the West End Festival in Glasgow, this image was taken whilst watching a group of youths, not involved with the Festival, who had set up some obstacles to help with their practice of Parkour / Free-Running. Having watched for a short while I...

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Anchor Lane

Conor Gaffney, guitarist and lead singer of Glasgow heavy rock band Anchor Lane, in concert at the Winterstorm Festival Launch Event, Troon, Scotland - February 2018. This event, held for a small crowd on a Sunday afternoon, was the launch event of the 2018...

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Down The Hole

‘Yes Sir, we know about that problem, we have a man looking into it right now’ Openreach are a company who maintain the telephone network in the UK on behalf of British Telecom and other phone companies. These 2 Openreach engineers were in Buchanan Street, Glasgow...

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Times Square Acrobatics

Some time ago I posted a photograph of an acrobatic performer in Times Square, NYC. This photo is another shot of the same group, this time at the start of their performance where they are trying to get passers by to stop and watch their street act. This type of...

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We Will Rock You

Queen + Adam Lambert take to the stage on the final night of their 2017 UK tour. The show marked the final night of the band’s first full British tour in almost three years and featured a spectacular new state of the art stage production. The giant robot behind the...

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Syteria

A worthy addition to the current crop of touring rock acts, Syteria will certainly entertain you and their musical ability is not in doubt.  Featuring Jax Chambers from the legendary Girlschool, Keira Kenworthy, Julia Vocal (Calvo) and Pablo Calvo, Syteria are a four...

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Into The Light

The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, more commonly known as the library on 5th Ave in NYC, opened to the public in 1911. A magnificent example of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture, the library symbolises the ideal of free and open access to knowledge.  Coming down...

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Breaking Glass

Taken at Òran Mór, Glasgow in November 2017, Hazel O'Connor was born in Coventry, England and rose to fame as an actress and singer in 1980 when playing the role of Kate in the film Breaking Glass. She wrote and performed its accompanying soundtrack and won her the...

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Repairing The Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge in New York opened in 1883. Originally called the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and the East River Bridge, it was later dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge and at the time of opening it was the worlds longest suspension bridge. It was also the first...

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