I am a professional photographer and picture editor based in the west of Scotland. My work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, on websites and television around the world. I mainly produce editorial photography for a number national newspapers as well as commercial clients. I am also an experienced picture editor and have worked in several newsrooms alongside editors, designer and fellow photographers.
I started the website PaperCamera to showcase my personal work including short films and of course my pinhole photography. Since designing and launching the Matchbox Camera the website has grown into an online store and information resource mainly focused on pinhole photography.
I work mainly on long term projects with charities and social enterprises but I am happy to consider any commission.
As a newspaper photographer I had a rewarding career working for national titles.
As a picture editor I have worked with editors, designer and photographers since 2001. I have extensive experience in managing and operating both hard copy and Digital Asset Management (DAM). If you would like to discuss a research project or setting up an archive and retrieval system for your image library then I would be happy to discuss your requirements.
I run pinhole photography workshops in Glasgow on a regular basis. I also have a prepared talk on newspaper photography titled "How to Get Your Images Published" for students.
Follow @papercamera on Twitter for details of upcoming events or get in touch to book a workshop or talk for your event.
If you would like to discuss a commission, research project or book a workshop please call 07866 560269.
Pinhole Photography Gallery
Why Pinhole Photography?
I became interested pinhole photography as student at the Glasgow College of Building and Printing (GCBP). My first pinhole photograph was taken with a camera made from a cereal packet and some printing paper. I still have it and it remains one of my favourite images. The GCBP tutors actively encouraged left brain thinking wherever they found it. To my surprise I found that I could not only submit pinhole photographs for course work and pass, I would quite often receive a merit for my efforts, as long as it was and interesting image.
After leaving college I found myself working in the newspaper industry. It became apparent that pinhole photography was admired and often sparked discussion but would never be required for publication. So for the best part of ten years pinhole photography became a way to escape my digital cameras with their batteries and backbreaking weight. It was and is remarkable to me that a tiny pinhole camera can easily outdo its digital counterpart.
My main camera for pinhole photography these days is a Voigtlander Bessa L with a Skink and 0.2mm pinhole. My preferred film stock is Fuji Velvia cross processed and pushed 2+ stops for contrast and wild punchy colours.
Since designing and launching the Matchbox Camera I have a new mission - to get everyone taking pinhole photographs.
Short Films by Chris McNulty
The Sheikh of Knockengorroch
Self-confessed 'children of the flower' Liz and Simon Holmes run the World Ceilidh Festival from their home, Knokengorroch Farm, in the Scottish Southern Uplands. This eclectic festival draws together acts from across the globe for three days every spring when they open up their home to the thousands who embrace the landscape and the music.
Glasgow's Morning Dancer
Glasgow's Morning Dancer tells the story of Kate E Deeming who has danced by the River Clyde almost every day for 18 months. Fighting eviction and selling her possessions to pay her mortgage she remains committed to performing for the city's commuters in all weather.
These Wild Places
Keith Salmon, Scottish Landscape Artist started losing his sight more than twenty years ago. When sculpting became too difficult he found himself driven to paint the wild landscapes of Scotland where he and his wife walk every weekend, whatever the weather.