Take a bite of the Big Apple at the Dandelion Cafe

Photo: Stuart Brown
Photo: Stuart Brown

Glasgow-based photographer Stuart Brown will open an exhibition to showcase his new collection of dramatic shots of New York’s best-loved landmarks.

The exhibition includes arresting colour and also black and white images of the Flat Iron Building, Radio City Music Hall and a variety of vibrant Manhattan street scenes capturing the exuberance, confidence and grandeur of New York.

Stuart said: “I fell in love with NYC on my first visit 25 years ago. It’s like a huge film set with iconic architecture everywhere you look.

“I loved the opportunity to shoot some of its most famous sights from unusual angles, and to capture the shifting light and mood which can change from block to block.”

He added: “There are definite similarities between Glasgow and New York.

“I think many Glaswegians have a soft spot for New York, even if they only know it from movies.

“The two cities share a friendliness and edgy humour you just don’t get everywhere. Both cities have proud histories and a bit of attitude and the streets of New York are laid out in a grid pattern like Glasgow too.”

Stuart is best-known for his collection of photographs featuring some of Glasgow’s most popular urban landmarks from the Barrowlands, to the Rogano, Gallery of Modern Art and the Armadillo.

He has turned his photographs into a range of collectible items from framed prints to coasters which he sells at the Merchant Square Craft and Design Fair on weekends and through Glasgow branches of Waterstones as well as independent gift shops, tearooms and cafes.

Stuart has always had a keen eye for architecture and design which he developed through his earlier career with design retailer Habitat before switching career path to follow his passion for photography.

The launch will take place tomorrow evening (Thursday) from 6.30-8.30pm at a special event hosted by Dandelion Cafe in Newlands Park.

Guests can enjoy drinks, nibbles and music and Stuart will be there to discuss his 25 year love affair with the ‘Big Apple’ which inspired the exhibition.

For more details, visit www.facebook.com/dandelioncafeG43/

For more on Stuart, visit his website at www.stuartbrownphotography.co.uk.