We're back with another instalment of "The Idle Man Recommends..." series and this time round we're looking at photographer Dougie Wallace aka Glasweegee who grew up in Glasgow, but has spent the last 15 or so years living in East London, where he’s continued to hone his talent.
Known specifically for his social documentation and street photography, Wallace has travelled the globe capturing both the gritty and the glamorous; from drunken Hen parties in Blackpool to late night debauchery in Shoreditch and the chaotic streets of Bombay. Driven by a fascination of human behaviour and emotion, as well as an acute awareness of the ever-increasing and negative nature of commercialisation, his work is direct, but above all light-hearted and accessible.
As well as being the work that first attracted us to Wallace, his 'Reflections On Life' series stands out for us as one of our favourites. Through a series of portraits of commuters in various cities including Lisbon, Ukraine, Albania and Sarajevo, viewers are encouraged to consider the plight of the sullen faced passengers contrasted with the reflection of the city’s architecture.