My name’s Lee Jones, and I want to kill myself.

I was due to be in Edinburgh for 4 days, and also had plans to venture over to Glasgow for 3 days after. Tessa, a friend from back in Scarborough is now living just out of the centre in Leith with her partner Ben, and they kindly offered to let me stay round theirs while I was supposed to be working in the city.

I arrived around lunch time on Thursday, and took myself for a little walk. I stopped in Costa for a brew, and despite not having a massive love for Edinburgh I started out with the best intentions by throwing up a post online asking for recommendations on what to do during the days I was free. I was gonna be there for 4 days, so had to make the most of it. And genuinely looked forward to scoping out some of the places folk had sent me.

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Photo Tour pt.4: Mods vs Rockers vs Hippies, Edinburgh

I have an odd relationship with Edinburgh. The relentless tourism drives me insane, and while the architecture is beautiful, it’s just like York on steroids. And filled with even more wankers.

I don’t hate the place, I just dislike it. Sort of playfully, and sort of not. I enjoy being there but I enjoy not being there more – Maybe I’ve just been spoiled with the time I’ve lived in Glasgow.

I mean, Edinburgh really offers some incredible views…

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Right, so we hitched to Edinburgh. We were picked up on the outskirts by Grant, our host for the next three nights. He replied to Jazz’s tour plans and offered us a place to crash in exchange for a shoot and he’d even gone all out and arranged a networking night for a few models and photographers to gather at his home studio. Neat. Continue reading “Photo Tour pt.4: Mods vs Rockers vs Hippies, Edinburgh”

NCP & The Lighthouse with Heather & Heather

My shoot with Clare was supposed to be my last in Glasgow before I left but I bumped into Heather and Heather in Cathouse on Saturday night and we made a loose drunken plan to get up the following afternoon and meet for a couple of hours before my train back to England.

I was ridiculously hungover, and tried to think of places we could shoot on the way in to meet them. The first place that sprung to mind was the car park I was with Omar in a few weeks back as it was minus 1 and the carpark was relatively sheltered.

We took a couple of headshots and then just wandered around before taking a walk to the Lighthouse after stopping for a much needed Irn Bru and a pasty on the way.

It was pretty busy up top of the Lighthouse, and some people saw what we were up to but, as I’ve found typical of Glasgow, didn’t bat an eye and rightfully so. I’m gonna miss that while I’m away.

We only took a few photos before I had to run for the train, and the journey was hell so I’m glad I got to hang with a couple of pals before I left. It made the day suck considerably less.

I’m pretty tired and can’t really think of much else to write just now so here’s some photos from the day and there’s a video at the bottom since I’m tryna get more content on my YouTube.

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Queen’s Park with Clare

As with Heather the week before, I also met Clare at the Cathouse.

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I’ve seen her pretty regularly since I started working there and she’s a pro at dodging my camera in the club, so I was pretty surprised when she dropped me a message about being game to do some photos.

I half expected Clare to cancel which of course wouldn’t have been an issue ‘cause if someone don’t want their photo taken then that’s obviously fine. That said, she turned up ready to go.

We headed into Queen’s Park and got right to it, which was great as on Sunday I’m moving away from Glasgow so aside from working in the club tonight, today was likely my last chance to take photos before I leave.

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I always enjoy heading out with people that don’t model, ’cause from my experience it always comes across as a pretty fun and exciting thing to do, which Clare actually mentioned as we were talking about it toward the end.

We took about an hour to walk around the park, starting at the top and working our way down to the pond before finishing up by a Church in a trolley with a ton of brochures, and called it a day.

I got home and edited the photos and Clare dug them and from the chat we’ve had I suspect we’ll be shooting again when I move back to Glasgow in a few months.

Anyway, here’s the rest of the photos.

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First shoot of 2018 with JAZZebell_ (…obviously)

I ended 2017 by moving flat 3 times in the space of 7 weeks, and right now after two weeks of that Christmas/New Year lark I’m gearing up to move for a 4th. Despite this, I’ve tried to not let it get to me too much and focused when I could on getting out and taking photos.

So in an attempt to keep on with the momentum that arrived in the back end of 2017, and despite being absurdly hungover, I stepped out of the flat with Jazz to shoot in the corridor on the 1st.

Granted, the shoot took all of five minutes, but at least we did something.

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