“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing” – Camille Pissarro.
James McGeachan is a full-time photographer based in Glasgow. He worked for a number of years in the music industry. During this time, his passion for photography was realised.
He say’s of his work;
“With my photography, I like to find beauty in the mundane, simple things that stand out for being unremarkable, something we walk past every day without giving a second glance. I’m usually drawn toward solitude within a shot and look to portray a more subjective impression rather than a true representation of the surroundings. My usual traits are dark monochromatic shots, over-layed with textures and grain. For years I strived for perfection in my photography but now find imperfections give me the most joy. Most of my photography is impulsive but I also like to arrange and plan shoots, as with my ‘In Search of Red’ series. I also like to work with mixed media, searching out old black and white images and juxtaposition with modern images or materials. Influences come from photographers such as Rodney Smith, Daido Moriyama, Jungjin Lee, Chris Friel, Igor Posner, Birdhead and Takuma Nakahira, as well as American Abstract Expressionist painters of the 1940s and 1950s, in particular, Franz Kline. I’m also a huge fan of the artist, John Baldessari”.