Photographer shines cinematic light on Glasgow’s architecture

Glasgow BackstreetsAn exhibition of cinematic street photography is to document the life of Glasgow’s people and the contrasts in architecture.

Some of the ‘Glasgow Shadows’ collection, by award winning photographer Robin Johnston, has been featured in high-profile exhibitions around Scotland, most recently at the Royal Scottish Academy exhibition at the National Gallery.

‘Glasgow Shadows’ is now showing in Skypark, in the business hub’s donated gallery space that gives artists the chance to exhibit to a business audience.

Johnston’s work is inspired “by Glasgow’s specific kind of light”, and the images feature various areas of the City from Glasgow’s Southside in Govanhill and Pollokshields, to Buchanan Street and the Red Road flats.

Robin said: “Glasgow’s unique light gives the images a gritty, cinematic feel that document the life of the people and the contrasts in architecture. I’ve tried to explore the various kinds of texture and light found in Glasgow and capture unusual moments that would otherwise pass unnoticed.”

“Exhibiting at Skypark is an opportunity to show my work to people as they work and out with a traditional gallery space”, Robin added.

Alasdair Roy of Bilfinger GVA, Skypark’s Estates manager, said: “Skypark’s donated gallery space supports the work of the City’s established and new artists having featured Lesley Banks and original artwork by Dudley D Watkins’ Broons and Beano comic heroes. Artists are welcome to get in touch with their exhibition ideas.”

‘Glasgow Shadows’ is free to enter and runs to 4th March 2017. Opening hours: 9-5pm.

To find out more about the donated gallery space please contact

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