photography



Film school versus free spirits: does good directing truly depend on years of study?

5th January 2022

Marine examines the pros and cons of the output of creators who deferred to the traditional academic route, compared those who were self-taught and experimented on their own terms. When asked who my favourite director is, I answer without hesitation every time: Darren Aronofsky. I fell in love with cinema thanks to Requiem for a ...


Review: Brian Sweeney’s G20 @ Trongate 103

3rd October 2021

Brian Sweeney’s photography exhibition succinctly captures life and nature in the G20 area of Glasgow. I entered the G20 photography exhibition at Trongate 103, first noticing the emptiness of the room; not a single other person came into the exhibition the entire time I was there, which seemingly fit with the theme of the work. ...


University offering on-campus graduation photography

29th May 2021

Graduates outside the country can order a graduation gown and hood for celebration at home. The University of Glasgow has announced it will be offering on-campus graduation photography for students who are finishing their degree this summer. While graduations are officially cancelled this year, under current restrictions the University can offer graduating students the opportunity ...


Are we losing the artistic significance of photography?

7th April 2021

 Exploring photography from its inception to the present day. Throughout history, people have used and distributed artistic images of themselves in order to control how others viewed them. From the first Roman Emperors, who had their faces hammered onto coins to the portrait painting of royalty and nobility at the Tudor court, images of individuals ...