Saturday, July 02, 2011

THANKS TO CHIPS

chips by PhylB
chips, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big photographer. It started when I was given my first camera at 7 and I went SLR at 15 and digital SLR in the early noughties.
At 15 I got my first photo published in the local paper and did all the school's photography including pupils' portraits and sports teams. I had my first newspaper front page about ten years ago when I was lucky(!?) enough to be standing at Mearns Cross with my camera when bus ran straight through the window of Eric Smith's jewellery shop!
Obviously my main love is photographing my kids and I'd love to do it more professionally, but have never really got round to it.
Yesterday I found out Oxfam wanted to use my bizarre chips photo as a postcard of Glasgow! They told me they were looking for a photo that typified Glasgow but wasn't a typical postcard shot. Of course, with my usual luck Oxfam is a charity and doesn't pay, but they are crediting me on the back of each card, so who am I to say no?!

(See this newspaper article)

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