The Paul Reed Smith electric guitar of my partner Lawrie was casting this double shadow on the wall. It seems as if the overlap of the shadows gives rise to an extra saxophone-like instrument in the middle. (2018)

We were celebrating Hogmanay (New Year) on Islay, Scotland with a group of friends. After the bells we had a whisky in front of this fire. Using a short exposure time many interesting shapes are preserved that existed for only a fraction of a second. My favourite shape is the howling lion on the right, but chances are that someone else sees something completely different. That’s one of the great tricks of our visual system. (2017-2018)

This photo was taken on a walk past the Forth and Clyde Canal from Glasgow to Cumbernauld. A fence on the other side of the canal was reflected in the water. The distortion of the reflection due to the movement of the water turns a rather boring image into a scene consisting of playful lines and shapes. A zoomed-in section of the photo is shown below to highlight this. (2017)

This is another example of the distorting effect of water. This time it is the floor of a swimming pool and the reflected windows that are deformed. The photo was taken in a hotel in Arran. As a bit of an aside, have you ever realised how weird water actually is? (2017)