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Scots Author Editorial Photography

A few weeks ago I was asked to do some portrait photography for an editorial assignment for the Sunday Mail newspaper, off an author called Nuala Gardner. As she worked from home, this is where I was sent to do the pictures. As soon as I pulled up at the address I immediately started looking for locations to do pictures. Sometimes when I arrive at the location for a shoot It is very difficult to find a good spot for pictures. On this day I found great places around almost every corner I turned. Nuala lived in a very typical Glasgow tenement flat which made It all the more surprising.

I started off by just taking pictures of Nuala In her living room, the light was really nice as it was bright outside and diffusing nicely through the windows. I liked the symmetry of the pillows at each side of the couch.

Scots author editorial photographer Glasgow

Scots author editorial photographer Glasgow

Next I took Nuala to her kitchen and shot some pictures at her dining table beside the window. Again the light inside the kitchen was really nice thanks to the bright sunshine outside.

Scots author editorial photographer Glasgow

I then planned to go outside for some shots as I had seen a nice spot on some stairs outside. On the way though as we made our way into the close, I noticed some nice light bouncing down the stairs from a window on a landing just above. The light was illuminating Nualas nice old fashioned storm door so I got her to stand in front of It and got some shots I was really happy with. I knew the paper would never use these pictures but I love working with this sort of light. So I was just doing it for fun.

Scots author editorial photographer Glasgow

Scots author editorial photographer Glasgow

Scots author editorial photographer Glasgow

Lastly I took Nuala and her dog Thomas outside. Her flat was not on the street but up some stairs and on an alleyway. When I was approaching the flat I made a mental note of this spot so that I could return there later. It turned out to be a great decision as It worked really well. It was one of these shots that was used as the bull pictures across a double page spread inside the paper.

Scots author editorial photographer Glasgow

Scots author editorial photographer Glasgow

 

As a press photographer I love editorial assignments like this, where I have to work on my feet, using what ever I can find in the environment to make a picture. I really enjoyed this job but It’s not always this easy, sometimes I have to work a lot harder to make a picture.

 

I have copied the story from the Sunday Mail for you to read.

A few weeks ago I was asked to do some portrait photography for an editorial assignment for the Sunday Mail, off an author called Nuala Gardner. As she worked from home, this is where I was sent to do the pictures. As soon as I pulled up at the adress I imediatly started looking for locations to do pictures. Sometimes when I arrive at the location for a shoot It is very difficult to find a good spot for pictures. On this shoot I found great places around almost every corner I turned. Nuala lived in a very typical Glasgow tennement flat which made It all the more surprising.

I started off by just taking pictures of Nuala In her living room, the light was really nice as it was bright outside and difusing nicely through the windows. I liked the symetry of the pillows at each side of the couch.

Next I took Nuala to her kitchen and shot some pictures at her dining table beside the window. Again the light inside the kitchen was really nice thanks to the bright sunshine outside.

I then planned to go outside for some shots as I had seen a nice spot on some stairs outside. On the way though as we made our way into the close, I noticed some nice light bouncing down the stairs from a window on a landing just above. The light was illuminating Nualas nice oldfashioned storm door so I got her to stand infront of It and got some shots I was really happy with. I knew the paper would never use these pictures but I love working with this sort of light. So I was just doing it for fun.

Lastly I took Nuala and her dog Thomas outside. Her flat was not on the street but up some stairs and on an alleyway. When I was aproaching the flat I made a mental note of this spot so that I could return there later. It turned out to be a great decision as It worked really well. It was one of these shots that was used as the bull pictures across a double page spread inside the paper.

 

As a press photographer I love editorial assigments like this, where I have to work on my feet, using what ever I can find in the environment to make a picture. I really enjoyed this job but It’s not always this easy, sometimes I have to work a lot harder to make a picture.

 

I have copied the story from the Sunday Mail for you to read.

 

A MUM whose two children suffer from autism has hailed their pet dogs as best friends and great teachers.

Nuala Gardner was in shock when her son was diagnosed as autistic and for years she struggled to break into his closed-off world.

But it was her family’s golden retrievers – both called Henry at Dale’s insistence – that were the key to unlocking her son and giving hope to thousands of other families with an autistic child.

Now Nuala, who wrote a bestseller about the family’s experience, has told how her daughter Amy was also diagnosed with the condition, but a less severe form than her big brother, now 25.

Nuala’s first book, A Friend Like Henry, has been translated into 17 languages and was made into a film, After Thomas, starring Keeley Hawes.

Her new book, All Because of Henry, reveals more of her children’s struggles and triumphs .

The mum, 46, from Gourock, Renfrewshire, tells how Amy, 13, has high-functioning autism, which has raised a whole different set of problems.

Nuala said: “Amy was diagnosed in 2003. I knew when she was 18 months old. She didn’t have a lot of language and had very little imaginative play. It was devastating to look at autism again.

“While I was upset that Amy was affected with autism, I was most dismayed at having to face the educational system again.

“I knew from other parents that not much had changed for the better. Many, to this day, have to fight for their child to receive the right education and support.

“I was determined that I wouldn’t go through the same nightmare that I faced to get Dale diagnosed. I have witnessed the barriers he has faced as an adult and worry about Amy’s future.

“I sincerely hope that All Because of Henry makes a difference to improve the plight adults
with autism face in today’s society.”

Nuala was delighted with the success of her first book.

She said: “In the second book, our dog Henry has died and wee Henry has arrived in the family home. Dale is now increasingly independent and eager to get involved in the world.

“He lives with his dad and Henry No.2. I live with my daughter Amy and our dog Thomas – we call him Terrible Thomas as he is really naughty.”

Nuala’s book also gives her daughter a voice as she gets to know her new dog.

She said: “ In this book, Amy is the wee star. Her autism is more mild. She is a very able and
mature child.

“Dale loved dogs but Amy was more into horses so we started her on riding lessons. We tried to use her passion positively.

“She did this for about 10 years until we found out that she was just as besotted by Henry – he
was almost like a second horse.

“The dogs have turned out to be the best teachers. As soon as we got Henry for Dale, his progress just went through the roof.”

The book is set against the backdrop of the adversity the children have suffered and is the
story of Henry’s legacy and of Nuala’s unflagging desire to find a positive, productive and
independent future for her children.

Nuala has also researched and developed a transitional educational programme for children with autism and their dogs.

In 2009, an assistance dog charity – Perros de Asistencia y Animales de Terapia – in Zamora, Spain, contacted her for guidance to start an autism therapy dog programme.

Together, they have combined their work, now known as Campos And Gardner Canine Guide For Autism.

Nuala added: “This unique programme has been successfully piloted in Scotland with two dogs partnered with two families.

“In Zamora, the programme was successfully implemented for five children with autism.

“One family had severe non-verbal twins and successfully shared one dog. The programme’s ethos is to increase inclusion for the children and the whole family, to facilitate independence rather than dependence on the dog for the child.”

Despite the success of the dogs in her children’s lives, Nuala has become increasingly frustrated
at the lack of support available to her son in adulthood.

Nuala, who worked as a midwife for five years, said: “There are even more barriers now. Dale wants to do what all 25-year-olds want to do. He would like a job. When he worked as a temporary
administrator in an arts centre, he really thrived.

“He would really like to get work in early education and childcare. He has an HNC but hasn’t been able to do anything with it.

“Society has let him down. I have lost count of the number of interviews that he has gone to and the mundane applications he has filled out.

“He is a very frustrated young man. He is a functional adult with autism – he lives with it. This book shows that a lot still has to change – there needs to be a lot more awareness. Dale has a lot to offer such as his attention to detail and the way he would be able to stick to policy.”

All Because of Henry is published by Black And White.

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