“I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”
― Diane Arbus
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
― Karl Lagerfeld
“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams
“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
― Eudora Welty
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
― Dorothea Lange
“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness.”
― Yann Arthus-
“To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.”
― Edward Weston
“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.”
― Joan Miró
“A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.”
― Brigitte Bardot
“I want pictures like these. The kind that can capture a moment, make it real, make it last. I need pictures that do more than reflect. I need pictures that are truth.”
― Lisa Magnum
Hello! Well what can I tell you about myself that makes me sound as though I have the slightest incling of what this photography lark is all about?
I take pictures and there they are on the camera really, that’s it... I've been told I have a talent for it by many people, some who go as far as to come up and say they love my pictures. Then I’ll say, "No, I'm actually over here, that's a lamp post you’re talking to."
I know photography can be fun, interesting , creative and can sometimes be sexy. A bit like myself. On the other hand it can be quite expensive, have bits that you should never, ever touch and can be very frustrating when you're trying to get it right . A bit like the wife. (You know I jest, dear.)
I first became interested in photography when I bought my first digital camera. A compact 6.0 Megapixel in the 1990s. I'd love to tell you the maker or even the year, but I really don't remember -
Scotland has character too, with many seemingly stereotypical miserable inhabitants who will occassionally bare gums for a camera. Although instead of saying "Cheese" it's mostly "JINGS! -
Please enjoy my website and my humble offerings of what people have called "Talent". I just call it taking pictures and maybe I do have a talent for it... If you like the pictures enough to buy them or use them in some other way, I might even be convinced. Same goes if you wish me to take your photographs -
Anyway, I enjoy my hobby, and I dunno... maybe even like it....
...just a wee bit.