The Scottish Portrait Awards

I’m delighted to have my Portrait of David as part of The Scottish Portrait Awards 2020 Long List Exhibition, showing from 15 December, 2020 to 15 January, 2021.

The Scottish Portrait Awards 2020

I’m absolutely thrilled to say that this year I have three works featured in the Scottish Portrait Awards Long List Exhibition. Of those, my Portrait of Corrie was one of only four semi-finalists out of 80 or so for the short list exhibition, and is held in reserve for that show (fingers crossed).

This was my very first shot at the prize, and while I fell slightly short, this is still one of those moments that tells me I chose the right path by choosing something that I both love, and just need to do for reasons that I still can’t fully articulate. Much more to come on dates – both for this show, and my own solo show – but can I just say one small “*yay!” Before I get back to work….

New Work for Upcoming Solo Show

Some new work done in the studio this past week – in support of my solo show The Last Of Our Kind, coming up this winter (and which is finally just starting to seem real)With many thanks to Hannah for her time – so nice to have people back in the studio again as we all come to grips with Covid-safe shoots…

Garth on the BBC

My 2 seconds of fame on the BBC last night – and they were proud ones as they showcased the extraordinary work we did on this mental health campaign to help Inverclyde, Scotland in the time of Covid.

With deep thanks to the extraordinary MINDMOSAIC COUNSELLING AND THERAPYLouise Hunter and Mark Hutton for their time and vision. As a creative, it has often been frustrating to find ways to help my community when the best and most urgent advice was to simply stay home. This provided a much-need outlet and focus during this time, and I have been grateful for it.

Akashi Whiskey Product Shoot

Shot in my studio last week, I love this Akashi Whiskey shot – all effects were in-camera in a single take and lots of fun to shoot this one!

Recent meditations on photographing the “new normal”

In March – a lifetime ago – I was getting strange looks as I wore my mask in the grocery store. It felt like I was the only one in Scotland doing it. Two months later and the mask is ubiquitous. We are hidden, hiding, and desperate to be protected from what we cannot see. Certainly this will influence photography, and I wanted to do some explorations on that theme…