Catty Friday.

I didn’t feel like I was going to go out, but I also hadn’t seen Emily in a little while either. Emily was going out with her pals and I didn’t want to be tagging along on me tod so I fired Bryan a message to see if he was free. He was.

There’s definitely something to be said for just accepting invitations out and rolling with the night. Sometimes the chaos is needed, and that’s exactly how Friday ended up. I had a bloody good time with good people.

I took my camera out and barely used it, so here’s a bunch of photos I probably didn’t take. Who knows? I’m just going to blame Emily & Bryan anyway and it’s my blog so I can write what I want.

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Adventures in 35mm

I’ve not really been taking my digital camera out with me as often as usual. Maybe it’s because I’ve been doing a lot more shoots, so it’s feeling somewhat of a chore now – I don’t know.  Though I have been carrying around a wee Halina point and shoot 35mm camera almost daily, and snapping whatever I find interesting.

I’ve got a ton of old 35mm waiting to be processed, and I got a couple of those rolls developed too so a couple frames of those have made their way below, but most photos from the past couple weeks.

Because of this, I’ve created a new instagram primarily for my 35mm photos. You can follow that here. I am feeling enthused for a change so will probably enjoy using this instagram for around another week before I start to hate on it. So get it while it’s hot.

Right, here’s a selection of photos I dig for whatever reason, along with a couple of fuck ups because that’s the beauty of film, right?

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A Pro-Lifer in Glasgow’s West End

I finished my chips and left the cafe, and in a shop doorway two doors down was a woman in tears. I asked her what was up and she said a man had just approached her to tell her that abortion is wrong, before moving on. She told me he left her questioning if she was actually a bad person.

He was away down the road, talking to someone else. I asked him what he thought he was playing at, and he instantly got on the defence with “it’s just my opinion!”. I told him I thought his opinion was bullshit, and he needed to mind his own business if he can’t begin to understand the complexities that come with women reaching decisions like that. He said he was sorry, but it didn’t feel sincere. It felt like someone backing down, and not because he made some woman cry, but because he didn’t expect a man of my size to object to his bullshit and call him out on it. Continue reading “A Pro-Lifer in Glasgow’s West End”

Pancake Day!

Friends have asked me to create a food vlog before for some of the vegan food I cook. I was briefly involved with a food blog at one point, but basically, what I am getting at is – I still haven’t. I probably won’t. But, the other day I did film JAZZebell_ making vegan pancakes for Pancake Day.

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Obviously she did it naked, and got very weird during the process so it’s not exactly a great ‘how to’ video, but it is definitely worth a watch if you want to see her deepthroat a banana, spank herself with a spatula, and get heavy involved with strawberries and cream.

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Introducing: A.

A week before the Valentine’s shoot, A. came over to mine for our first shoot together. It was also our first time meeting in person, too. We followed each other on Instagram for a while and then arranged for her to come over to Glasgow for some balcony photos. I met her in town. I think there was a loose plan to go out for a walk, but the weather wasn’t great and so we just shot in the flat instead and I cooked some food.

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Laura & Jeffels visit Glasgow

The last time Jeffels was in Glasgow we were living together in a flat, until the dodgy dealings between our letting agents at Countrywide and the (at the time, unregistered) Landlord’s resulted in us being evicting to cover their backs.

Fast forward a year and a bit and looking back it’s probably for the best it happened. I mean, being made homeless wasn’t exactly ideal but Jeffels returned to York and shortly after met Laura, and I went off and did my own thing until I was able to get myself sorted in another flat. Gotta just deal with it and keep yourself occupied.

Laura & Jeffels arrived on the Friday evening which meant a few quick drinks at mine before heading straight out to Catty.

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Valentine’s Day: Strawberries, Cream, & Ballgags.

Valentine’s Day – not something I tyically get involved in. However, a bunch of my friends were in town and everyone came over to the flat. The plan was to hang out and take some photos.

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I didn’t particularly know what to expect, as the lasses were out picking stuff up to shoot with while I was just making sure my flat wasn’t an absolute state for their arrival.

Not being one for full on planning, I was half expecting a relatively quick cutesy group valentine’s shoot.

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