The Anticipation (National geographic Editors Pick and Award Winner Nominee in the 2018 International Fine Arts Awards)
       
     
 "The Anticipation" Award winning Nominee 2018 International Fine Art Awards
       
     
Cowboys and Indians
       
     
The Horse Whisperer
       
     
A Prayer For Honor and Safety
       
     
The Warrior People
       
     
Caught in the Moment
       
     
Dreamers
       
     
Celtic Bhoy
       
     
Just Days Away
       
     
ND Award 2018 for "Pride & Serenity"
       
     
"Pride & Serenity" (Editors Choice Lens Culture Awards)(ND 2018 Award Winner)(Photo Chronicles 2019 Portraiture Winner)
       
     
Girl in A Cornfield
       
     
Loki
       
     
The Crofter
       
     
Celtic Boy and the Girls
       
     
Black Girl White Doll
       
     
Mother and her Daughter
       
     
Comanche Nation
       
     
Breanna and the two Glasses.
       
     
Los Angeles Celtic Supporters Club
       
     
Strong Women Deserve Strong Portraits
       
     
"The Pow-Wow before The Pow-wow"
       
     
"The Calm before The Storm"
       
     
Artist at Work
       
     
The Anticipation (National geographic Editors Pick and Award Winner Nominee in the 2018 International Fine Arts Awards)
       
     
The Anticipation (National geographic Editors Pick and Award Winner Nominee in the 2018 International Fine Arts Awards)

This was taken seconds before a penalty shootout during Colombia versus England in the 2018 World Cup to determine who would go through to the next stage.

Taken at a Colombian Club in the heart of Hollywood,Los Angeles.England had scored early on in the Game but in the last few minutes of regulation time Colombia Rallied and scored the equalizer.The Club went mental…the energy was ecstatic..after extra time the scores were still 1-1.The penalty shoot out was to begin…i scurried to the front of a Giant screen and knelt down waiting for the shoot-out to begin..this image became one of my outstanding documentary photographs of the last few years.

National Geographic editor David Y.Lee pick as a Favorite.

 "The Anticipation" Award winning Nominee 2018 International Fine Art Awards
       
     
"The Anticipation" Award winning Nominee 2018 International Fine Art Awards

Amateur photojournalism Award Winning Nominee

Cowboys and Indians
       
     
Cowboys and Indians

I took this image in July whilst doing an ongoing project on the Indian Relay Riders an ongoing personal project.This was taken at a powwow in Sheridan Wyoming... I asked these two proud young native girls if I could take that picture I was so struck by the proud strong pose dressed in beautiful traditional native American clothing,whilst wearing mirrored Aviation sunglasses..the contrast and connection between present day and yesteryear.As I was composing I noticed a young cowboy staring intently at me, I moved back so I could frame him as well And the result is an outstanding image that transcends into a deeper and more profound message about cowboys and Indians and the weight of history that goes with these two groups ...for me this is in the top three images I have taken in the last few years

The Horse Whisperer
       
     
The Horse Whisperer

Taken at Santa Anita ,California Racetracks ,behind the scenes where the trainers of the horses gather.I had just got a new lens and i went to the race track to test it out…i went behind the scenes and into the trainers area and was rewarded with one of my all time favorite images …when this is printed on a fine art paper its is beyond compare.

A Prayer For Honor and Safety
       
     
A Prayer For Honor and Safety

Sometimes in my documentary world i get to witness and photograph very intimate and personal gatherings.I am always humbled by these artistic opportunities .

Taken in Wyoming at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo,a Native Elder from the Crow Nation holds a prayer circle to pray for Honor and safety during the races of the Indian relay Riders.

The Warrior People
       
     
The Warrior People

Taken at a Pow-Wow in Wyoming,USA.i was instantly struck at this strong warrior like stare from this young Native American participating in the Pow-Wow ,it seemed to resonate with me and remind me of a time long long ago when Native Americans were the only True Americans …the way his head-dress seems to compliment the clouds behind is just perfect.

Caught in the Moment
       
     
Caught in the Moment

Taken in Hollywood at a Colombian club watching a world Cup 2018 game and Colombia Score..the place erupts into spontaneous Salsa dancing…Mother and Daughter here are dancing away in perfect unison lost in the moment

Dreamers
       
     
Dreamers

Taken at a Rally in Downtown Los Angeles to protest against POTUS Trumps Crackdown on the Dreamers movement which Obama Had given temporary protection to.

Celtic Bhoy
       
     
Celtic Bhoy

Taken at a Conor McGregor Press Conference with a Long time Friend Alun Kinsella a Top mate of mine a Glasgow Celtic Ultra .

Just Days Away
       
     
Just Days Away

Taken just before the Birth of their Son for my friendsGreg and his Wife …

ND Award 2018 for "Pride & Serenity"
       
     
ND Award 2018 for "Pride & Serenity"
"Pride & Serenity" (Editors Choice Lens Culture Awards)(ND 2018 Award Winner)(Photo Chronicles 2019 Portraiture Winner)
       
     
"Pride & Serenity" (Editors Choice Lens Culture Awards)(ND 2018 Award Winner)(Photo Chronicles 2019 Portraiture Winner)

This is one of my personal outstanding images of 2017..a Capture one rainy afternoon as my Daughter and her then Boyfriend Lucas..i was immediately enthralled by the innocence of their uncomfortable pose…one that seems to mirror all of our awkward first relationships….My Daughter looking the most serene young woman and Lucas with the Proud embrace…

Received Editors Pick in the Black & White lens Culture 2018 Competition.Received Winners Award in Portraiture in PhotoChronicles Competition 2019,Honorable Mention in ND international Awards 2018.

Girl in A Cornfield
       
     
Girl in A Cornfield

I took this image in 1983 as a young man who was obsessed with documentary Photography..even some 35+ years later its remains as one of my Stand-out images

Loki
       
     
Loki

two years ago i found my old film Camera and shot off a roll of film…first time in 25 years …i was rewarded with just a perfect image of a perfect dog.

The Crofter
       
     
The Crofter

Taken in 1984 on the Isle Of Barra ,outer hebrides on a project taken from my documentary on the Island …some 30+ years later i still love this image …the power of timeless photography.

Celtic Boy and the Girls
       
     
Celtic Boy and the Girls

Taken from my Documentary about the Isle Of Barra shot in 1984…i am still mesmerized by this perfect capture of three young Children on the Isle.

Black Girl White Doll
       
     
Black Girl White Doll

1982 .I was 20years old and highly politicized......I took this image originally as a portrait of a beautiful young Girl ..but it became much more than that ..it became my statement to the underlying racism that was very present in the England I grew up in ....it will stand as one of my personal greatest images ...so strange I can at 55 see myself taking this 35 years ago so so clearly .

Mother and her Daughter
       
     
Mother and her Daughter

I took this image in 1982 as part of a project on the life of a One-Parent mother bringing up two children..i was embedded with the family for days and one evening as Lynne the Mother was getting her Daughter ready for bed the evening light shone thru the window and highlighted the torso of the daughter and the legs of the mother symbolizing the intense bond between mother and Child almost like she was giving birth .A true standout image for all time.When i took this i started to believe and understand the gift i have ..i truely felt on par with the greats ..like Cartier-bresson,Robert Frank and Diane Arbus ..its a feeling i aim to have again with the resurgence of my art

Comanche Nation
       
     
Comanche Nation

From an ongoing Project on the Native American people ,taken at a Pow-Wow

Breanna and the two Glasses.
       
     
Breanna and the two Glasses.

Breanna in the most perfectly weighted Documentary Photograph...the lines from her right hand up to her head and down her left hand with the two Water Glasses is sublime .. the Guy in glasses staring at us and then the family at the table on the right make the balance just perfect......my true photographic Gift i have is composition..i cant really explain it...i think on reflection i have Mild OCD where i have to find order in my Art ..it has to be balenced otherwise itv really bothers me...i do sometimes break with this but its always a deliberate break...when i am flowing this balance in my work seems almost effortless...for me this is in my top 10 Documentary Photos of the year.

Los Angeles Celtic Supporters Club
       
     
Los Angeles Celtic Supporters Club

I am a life long Glasgow Celtic supporter,this Club means so much to me..i identify with the Green Brigade a section of Celtic Hardcore Ultras.When i pull on the Celtic Shirt it is way way more than supporting a Football Club…i stand with everything the supporters stand for…freedom,anti racism,anti-fascist open to ALL peoples regardless of race,religion or sexual preference.

this Club has kept my sanity over the years ive been an immigrant to America,everytime I walk in i see old friends and it feels like Glasgow again for a brief while…such a beautiful Thing.

Strong Women Deserve Strong Portraits
       
     
Strong Women Deserve Strong Portraits
"The Pow-Wow before The Pow-wow"
       
     
"The Pow-Wow before The Pow-wow"

Taken in Sheridan,Wyoming,behind the scenes at the Crow Nation Pow-Wow,

"The Calm before The Storm"
       
     
"The Calm before The Storm"

Part of the ongoing self-funded project on the Indian relay Riders of North America.Taken as the Mugger holds the exchange horse waiting for the rider to complete a lap,for a brief moment there was a serene tranquility between the Horse and Handler.

Artist at Work
       
     
Artist at Work

Taken during a photography session with the upcoming Great,Artist Camilo Peraza from Colombia .