I started this visit in the Necropolis. I was hoping for a high vantage point that gave me a perspective with the cathedral, the graves and the city – all in one frame.
It wasn’t working so I went down into the cathedral. I looked at the columns and the ceilings, the windows and the two lights. There was a function on so I couldn’t stay long. I left and walked around the cathedral and headed to more graves down a direct path.
The sun was coming through the trees and some clouds were parting overhead. In a study of light I considered the cathedral as an object in the landscape washed in light. It was an untidy approach to a very decorative building with a long and involuntarily complex history.
Glasgow-Glasgow Cathedral Damian Shields 2014
Images © Scottish Civic Trust, shown courtesy of Damian Shields Client: Scottish Civic Trust