The last year or so has been a particularly difficult period for me for numerous reasons, worst of all being my mothers diagnosis with terminal cancer. When I found out that my Mum was suffering from cancer of the brain, spine, and lung, my only concern was the provision of palliative care and spending as much quality time with her before her passing.
Cameras, lenses, flash heads, and computers were no longer a priority to me. Work – including filming for Gone Shootin wasn’t a priority to me, social media wasn’t a priority to me and my own health issues didn’t matter… Mum was my sole priority.
My Mum was always very supportive of my love of both photography and music, particularly so when she first took me to concerts at the legendary Glasgow Apollo in my early teens. I was extremely close to her and I will miss her dearly. Mum…
Thank you for teaching me how to grow older with humility, with dignity, with humour, and with kindness. Your wry, sarcastic sense of humour, your decency, your sincerity, and your loving soul will stay with me forever. Thanks also for helping me realise that all that you see out in front of you is how you feel inside your head. You were a very special woman, and the best Mother, a son could ever wish for.