FIREWORKS! Bonfire night in Glasgow

As always the fireworks in Glasgow Green were fantastic. Colourful explosions in the sky! It’s always hit or miss with these sort of things, the weather plays a huge part, ideally you want a pleasant evening but a bit of wind is always welcome to blow away the smoke because after the first few you then have a haze to compete with but at the same time you at least get nice blue and pink smoke if you time it correctly.

Newtonmore Landscape

Photos from a few days around Aviemore and Newtonmore in the highlands of Scotland. Amazing dark sky at night awarded me with some brilliant photos of the stars and the varied and slightly random Scottish weather had blue sky and sun followed by dark overcast clouds so there was plenty of different views of the landscape.

No Pretty City | Urban Streetwear Photoshoot

I’ve been taking some photos for the No Pretty City website, still stocking their classic t-shirts and more importantly adding a new range to the collection they will be at the Urbuhn Avenue Sneaker, Streetwear, and Lifestyle Convention tomorrow at the SEC in Glasgow. If you see the guys at the No Pretty City stall tell them Richie sent you and you’ll be sure to get a special deal.

If you can’t make it over tomorrow visit and use discount code URBUHN10

Nikon F: The Original

I got this original Nikon F (circa 1959/60) just over a year ago, it was my dad’s and it’s seen some rough times but it still fires perfectly, it really does live up to it’s nickname “Hockeypuck”, even with that dent in the prism it’s unaffected. This was the base model of what was the first SLR camera in Orbit, NASA had several modifications and versions of tis camera, it was also the most commonly used camera by photo journalists in the Vietnam War.

I’ve taken tons of photos with it but never a good photo of it, there’s too much character in it to ignore, and those hard sharp edges are brutally perfect, so here’s the shots taken at home. Twin lights, shot on black perspex and also matt white paper, shot as seen, I couldn’t even justify cleaning it, it looks better as it is.