A Little Bit of Glasgow

While Glenda was enjoying an illustration Summer School at Glasgow School of Art, I got the chance to spend some time walking around Glasgow, visiting bookshops and music shops, looking at some of the wonderful architecture in the city centre and generally enjoying a little down time in one of my favourite cities.  (And I’m not generally a big city person – quite the opposite, I generally hate big cities – but I do seem …

The Cameras

For those who are interested (and as I’ve already mentioned elsewhere), the very first camera that I used was a venerable old Kodak that belonged to my mother at the time. It had a small adjustable lens that popped out of the camera body on an old-fashioned bellows arrangement when you opened the case. It shot full-frame images on 120 roll film and you got an entire 12 pictures on a roll.  I still have …

Pictures

I have been interested in photography since I was in my teens, when I first tried out an old Kodak camera that my mother owned.  It was a wonderful tactile, mechanical thing that took 120 roll film and gave you an entire 12 shots before you had to rewind and unwrap the next roll. I still have it, although it hasn’t been used for many a long year. I particularly like shooting landscape or achitectural …