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Make 2017 a memorable year for you and use JWG Gallery to record your special events and celebrations.
Easter 2017
I managed to spend almost a month in Iceland, mainly exploring the South Coast.. The island is now so busy with visitors.My advice to you wold be to visit off season and go in the winter months, or early spring. I have seenthe NOrthern Lights as early as the beginning of October. and as late as mid April

December 2016
I returned to Cuba, this time following the route and featuring the story of Fidel Castro. What a wonderful island to visit. My dvice to you is to get to Cuba before it changes too much. It is a country of music, colour, dance and wonderful people.

Spring, Summer and Autumn 2016
I work for Rayburn, the specialist travel company. The country is awesome at any time of the year. I have calculated that I have been there almost 35 times in the last 6 years. I prefer Autumn and early winter. However whatever the season is, the island has fantastic photographic opportunities.

June 2016
During the early summer I was in Iceland working on a variety of landscape projects.

May 2016
Once again I was in China, Shanghai working on urban landscape photo shoots. This is such a vibrant city that even in the few months since I was last here, there has been so much growth.

June 2016
I spent three weeks in the area known as Little Ladakh, in Northern India. What a wonderful landscape with high mountains, snow covered passes and great people.

2015
I have been concentrating on photo shoots in Iceland, Morocco, Switzerland and China
December 2014
During November and October, I managed to escape the Scottish winter and spent time in the mountains and desert of Morocco. The country is well worth visiting. I have always found it to be friendly and packed full of things to see, good food and wonderful photo opportunities. You have the mountains, the deserts, the coastlines of both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Marrakech is an exciting vibrant city. You must go there one day.

December 2014
November was a relatively dry and calm month and perfect for getting outside and taking some photographs. Early December was really special with some wonderful sunsets looking over the Clyde.

Christmas! For some, the best time of the year. An increasing number of people seem to be giving a photograph or a voucher as a present. A photo is perfect for many situations. Why not commission a family photo for parents/ grandparents? Think of that friend or relative now living away from this area. A landscape of the coast with Arran or Ailsa Craig would be a wonderful memory of days gone by. Give us a call at 07779005675 or 01563528801 and we can discuss your needs in more detail.

We were at the Hospice event at the racecourse, Ayr on Saturday 21st November, and intend to back in Troon on Saturday 5th December for the wonderful Troon Arts and Craft event.

During the year we donated a couple of 'photoshoots' for charity auctions. These attracted some real interest and two local families had their photos taken in outdoor settings. These are now so popular and the best way to show a family having fun together.

December 2012
I wish you well for the holiday period and a great start to 2013. If you are looking for that last minute present contact me at 07779005675 or at the email address. An image is a great present to send to friend/ family ... little postage and a packed with pleasant memories.

Winter 2012
Autumn approaches. Mind you, what happened to summer? We have been busy since the Flower Show. Outdoor family shoots remain popular. I loved taking family groups down at Rozelle in Ayr. However my favourite tree, near the House, has been cut down! I have a trip to Iceland coming up later this month, and hope that the weather will be perfect for landscape. October is a bit too early for the aurora borealis, but fingers crossed.

August 2012
We had a stall at the Ayr Flower Show. Numbers were down this year although the interest seemed high. The most popular images this year were from my sunset collection. Surprisingly enough, the range that sells very slowly is .....flowers! My award winning image of 'Jack and friend', still attracts lots of positive comments. I was delighted to be able to meet up with Ron from the Frame Gallery in Ayr and chat about his business selling paintings and photos. Some great pieces of art available in his shop. Delighted to note that my images are selling well. Whilst I was there, a customer was saying nice things aboout my view of Ailsa Craig. He then bought it and a couple of others!
Please rememebr that I do family photo shoots. Great deals at the moment!

July 2012
Managed to get to Switzerland. I was based near the ski resort of Leysin. Some great weather allowed me to get some smashing images of the mountains. Had some stock images used in Wanderlust magazine and in the site of Explore.

May 2012
Craft fair at Troon.

April 2012
Managed to add a few hundred images to my folio of Moroccan images. From Marrakesh, I travelled over the Atlas mpountains into the desert beyond. Great way to esacape the chilly April winds, basking in temps of over 30 degrees.

February 2012
I was in Iceland again with a group of A level Geography students. The weather was very challenging! Gulfoss was amazing! We managed to get across to the Westmann Islans, and I was able to capture images of the town and the volcanoes. Hekla was showing signs of life! Was fortunate to catch the 'northern lights', and captured a few images of this trully awesome spectacle!

January 2012
The grey skies for much of this month meant that I did not take as many new photos as I had hoped. Still I am sure that February will be better.

December 2011
I was busy with a number of family photoshoots for the Christmas market. Particularly popular this year were outdoor shots at well known locations, such as Culzean and Rozelle.

Autumn 2011
I went to Croatia. This was my prize for winning a competition in the Times newspaper. (Travel section) Great country with some outstanding scenery. I was delighted to see the Ayrshire Hospice calendar out. I took 9 of the images used this year.

Managed to get away for a couple of overseas shoots to Iceland and Morroco.

Autumn 2011
Have been busy with family photoshoots and weddings. Managed to get up to Orkney. Wonderful light at this time of year. Met lots of people at the Ayr Flower Show again this year.

July 2011
During July and August I have 36 images on display at Crosshouse Hospital.
This is a busy month for family outdoor photoshoots.

I recently had a holiday in Egypt. relaxing down at Sharm. I took a very quirky photo of a camel resting beside a 'life guard' sign. The Times newspaper selected it as their travel photo of the month. (May 2011) My prize, a photo shoot/ workshop in Croatia.

Early summer
I will have 10 images in the 2011/2012 Ayrshire Hospice calendar. Please support our local Hospice and buy many copies of the calendar to sent to all your friends. The official launch will be at the Ayr Flower show in August. I shall have a stall there, so please come and talk with us.

Spring/ Summer 2011
I now have regular commission work in Iceland and Morocco. From the photography point of view both countries are spectacular. Iceland is such a raw landscape, very challenging to the photorapher. Glaciers, volcanoes, towering seas, dust storms, raging rivers, earthquakes... Iceland has the lot.
I was in Marrakesh recently during the suicide bomb attack. Scary. The country is usually so calm and peaceful. My travels take me over the mountains into the desert. Wonderful country with very friendly people.

January 2011
January found me taking some images in Iceland.
I must admit it provided me with some of the most awesome, raw images I have ever taken. The sheer physical landscape dominates life. It is a land of Volcanoes, Hot Springs, towering seas and cliffs, fissures, glaciers, raging rivers with waterfalls and volcanic fissures. I will be back later in February. At the moment it has become my number 1 country!

Winter 2010/ 2011
I was delighted to be able to take a number of outdoor family photoshoots during the cold and snowy weather. Some magnificent sunsets. But boy, was it cold and the camera actually froze a couple of times.
Travel time again. We travelled to Cuba for a couple of weeks during the coldest of the weather. An amazing island. Coral reefs, tropical forests and plenty of photo opportunities in old Havana. I've put a number of the new images in the web gallery. Some of my India photos have been featured in the gallery of Wanderlust, a well known travel magazine.
I managed to squeeze in a few craft shows in Prestwick Ayr, Dunlop and Troon

October 2010
Some really nice autumn colours this year.
I've had a number of family outdoor shoots (e.g. Dunure and Largs) I was tested with one shoot which had four adults, three children and 3 dogs! I've been away taking some photos over in Arran and have had an 'away day' (or two) with my friend Calum. We don't plan anything, we just go. We ended up at Machrahanish. I've also taken photos of Ayr United's mascot, 'Pandamonium', down at the Clik Sergeant home in Prestwick.
On Saturday the 23rd, I was at Somerset Park taking photos of the events going on.

September
I am delighted to have been asked to take all the photos for the 2012 Ayrshire Hospice Calender.
Managed to get to Paris for a couple of days. Some glorious late summer sun. A really a beautiful city. Had photos printed in the Telegraph and Times newspapers. Took some photos at the Park Hotel during the Help for Heroes event.

August 2010
Once again we had a stall at the Flower Show in Ayr. The weather, especially on Sat and Sunday, attacted many people to the craft tent. Thanks to all of you who chatted with us, said nice things about the photos and a special thanks to those who bought some of my images!

July 2010
The Craft Fair in Troon was especially busy for me. Following publicity,about the Exhibition in Edinburgh, there was a hugh hit surge on this web!

June 2010
I have had an exhibition of my 'Images of India' photographs in the Gallery of the English Speaking Union. I was delighted to be asked to hold an exhibition at this West End Gallery (Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh) I was thrilled that the Indian General Consul to Scotland, attended the opening viewing. The images capture the vibrancy and colours of the people of Rajasthan. The exhibition ran until 1st July. Hopefully there will be a chance to see the collection in the West of Scotland.

June 2010
Local Loans artist Robert Singer, held a 'happening' at his house and I was invited to take a series of images to record this thought provoking and challenging group of linked events. The theme was , 'Black and White.

April 2010
Making the most of some decent weather I rejoined the Youth Hostel Association of Scotland (no jokes please) and set off for the area around Ullapool. When the weather is good, this landscape is wonderful. I took many images. I was however really impressed when I visited the 'Gallery', in Ullapool. What marvellous photos on display.

April 2010
I have been across on Arran a couple of times this month taking photos, especially around Lochranza and the west coast of the island. The standing stones at Machrie were very 'moody'. I have been waiting to see how the cloud of volcanic dust has affected sunsets. So far nothing too unusual.
The fine April weather saw me down on the Mull of Galloway with my friend Calum.
I donated a 'family photoshoot' to be auctioned at a 'Butterly Ball, Charity event. I was delighted to note that the winning bid was £160.

March 2010
There have been some wonderful spring sunsets this month, with Arran looking most splendid in the evening. Goatfell has been covered in snow for several weeks.
Busy with a wedding and a couple of family outdoor photoshoots. (Down at Culzean and the Dean Park in Kilmanock)
I deleivered an illustrated talk for the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in Ayr. It featured my recent trip to India. I also gave a couple of talks to local groups on Egypt and the Taurus Mountains of Turkey

February 2010
Susan and I were travelling in India for three weeks. Although a holiday it was also an opportunity to mix leisure with business. Susan is a clinical hypnotherapist and life and business coach.
Rajastan in North West India is a glorious colourful region. Over the next few weeks I shall add some of the images to this Web. I took photos of many famous places. The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, the Amber Fort, the Palace of Rats(!) and the beautiful cities of the Golden Triangle. We were travelling with a great group of people and a skilled and inspirational leader (Sumeet). I concentrated on taking images of local people going about their life. x

Jan 2010
Looking forward to the new year and taking more photographs. Best wishes for a great year.

December 2009
Whilst November was very wet and not a great month for outdoor photos, December was really special with some wonderful sunsets looking over the Clyde.

Christmas! For some, the best time of the year. An increasing number of people seem to be giving a photograph or a voucher as a present. A photo is perfect for many situations. Why not commission a family photo for parents/ grandparents? Think of that friend or relative now living away from this area. A landscape of the coast with Arran or Ailsa Craig would be a wonderful memory of days gone by. Give us a call at 07779005675 or 01563528801 and we can discuss your needs in more detail.

We were ar the Hospice event at the racecourse, Ayr on Saturday 21st November, and back in Troon on Saturday 5th December.

During the year we donated a couple of 'photoshoots' for charity auctions. These attracted some real interest and two local families had their photos taken in outdoor settings. These are now so popular and the best way to show a family having fun together.

November
I have been working with Robert Singer, a conceptual artist, based near Loans. His house has a wonderful Gallery space. His exhibition can be viewed. Give him a call.

22nd and 23rd August
We were at 'Nurseries Direct', Stair, on these two days displaying some of our landscape images. The Galloway Falconry Centre were showing some of their magnificent birds of prey. We have a range of falcons and owls in the range. 'Grace' the falcon and 'Leah 'the European Eagle Owl, remain amongst the most popular images we have.

7th to 9th August 2009
We were at the Ayr Flower Show between the 7th and 9th August. I have been busy updating my flower portfoliio this spring and summer and hope that you will enjoy the results.

Summer 2009
Managed to get away for a few days on a photo shoot. Spent time in the North east of England, with some good weather for photography along the coast near Bamburgh and Seahouses.

Summer 2009
I have been busy taking photos at the Golf Open down at Turnberry

August and September 2009
You may have seen some of our work at the Ayrshire Arts and Craft fair in Troon In the Concert Hall on the 1st August and 5th September.

August and September 2009
Special offer on commission work and cards.
It is now possible to buy quality hand made A6 cards. These can be used for wedding stationery, 'thank you' cards and for 'special events'. Each card has an original JWG photo, (you pick from one of the Galleries) envelop and a protective cover. My wife Susan carefully creates these high quality cards
£2.00 each or 6 for £10.

April 2009
Some holiday and travel time. I took advantage of some good weather and tavelled around the Rannock Moor and Glencoe area and managed to spend a few days on Skye. I was so disappointed when the weather broke down.

December 2008
I was at Centrestage in Kilmarnock taking photos for the Alloway Academy of Dance and Theatre.

November 2008
Two of my photos were selected to be included in the Royal Scottish Geographical Society calender

October 2008
My photos were used by the English Speaking Union in their website, a CPD Booklet for teachers and on the Learning and Teaching Scotland web.

August 2008
I was asked by the English Speaking Union(ESU) to take a photographic record of the World Members' Conference. This was a large event, with many formal and social events. A highlight for the members (but an exhausting part for me!) was the presence of the Duke of Edinburgh and 300 members wanted their photo taken with him!
JWG Gallery photos have been used for display on their web, and on publicity boards.

September 2008
I was commissioned to take photos of the final Festival Firework show.

August 2008
I was once again at the Festival in Edinburgh taking photos for MT3 Theatre (a professional company) for their critically acclaimed show, 'Steve Awesome'.

August 2008
I was taking photos at the international cricket match between Scotland and Kenya