Model Aeroplanes XXX-Mas Party - Reading Rooms, Dundee

On Christmas Eve-Eve, The Reading Rooms in Dundee was host to MA's XXX-Mas Party. It was billed to be a sweaty and messy night, and it certainly lived up to expectations.

Support from ST.MARTiiNS

Model Aeroplanes

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

The LaFontaines // Model Aeroplanes - Tour

Last week I joined Model Aeroplanes for a couple dates as they supported Motherwell band, The LaFontaines.

The first stop of the Scottish leg of the tour was a trip up to Inverness. Once into the hills, we were treated to some cracking scenery. Definitely one of the more scenic cigarette stops. 


Model Aeroplanes

The LaFontaines

Our second day was at The Mash House in Edinburgh.

Model Aeroplanes

The LaFontaines

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

Tenement Trail 2016

On Saturday past, Glasgow played host to Tenement TV's annual Tenement Trail showcasing an incredible dollop of new Scottish music across the city!

I travelled through with Dundee band ST.MARTiiNS to shoot some things for them as the played Broadcast, but thought it'd be rude to just stop there... 

Obviously it's near impossible to catch every act on over the course of the day, but I wasn't disappointed with the bands I did manage to see. (See below)

The night was rounded off in messy and sweaty style at Flat 0/1 with The Van T's headlining. 

(Shout out to Cameron Brisbane for letting me crash!)




The Van T's


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Model Aeroplanes // La Belle Angèle

Last week I decided (very last minute) to take a trip through to Edinburgh to catch Model Aeroplanes as they took on La Belle Angèle. It's been an absolute age since shooting these guys and it was so much fun getting back into the swing and trying some new shooting techniques out during the gig.

Unfortunately I arrived to the venue to only catch the tail end of support band, NOAH NOAH, but what I heard was what set the crowd up for a cracking night of music.

It was also good fun to catch up with the Indigo Velvet lot after last shooting for them at T in the Park. They'll be on tour very soon, and it's thoroughly recommended you get along to at least one night of it. Not to miss!

Anyway, here's the goods...



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Saturday there was another busy one in Edinburgh this time with Retro Video Club headlining The Mash House. Support came from Lyndsey Craig, and SHVLLOWS. Nicely energetic and really sweaty!

Here's some shots from the night...

Lyndsey Craig


Retro Video Club

Fitness Shoot with Francesca

Monday past, I travelled up to Aberdeen to shoot something a bit different to my usual kind of thing. Francesca is currently in the middle of training for a bodybuilding and fitness competition and we thought it'd be interesting to get some shots of her progress so far. It was nice to try out some different techniques too.

Take a look!

All images are © Gavin Craigie.


A few months ago I was contacted by Scottish band FOREIGNFOX to shoot some new things for them.

The brief was to capture it moody, dark, and gritty [insert joke about Fife], and a few locations between North Queensferry and Braefoot Bay. On the day the weather was quite temperamental which only helped to get the mood right. 

Anyway, here's what was shot on the day!

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

Model Aeroplanes - Tour 2016 - The Caves, Edinburgh.

Model Aeroplanes kicked off the first date of their headline tour at The Caves in Edinburgh. The EP hadn't been released yet and fans were expecting big things. Safe to say no one left disappointed!
They were supported by Into the Ark and Edinburgh's own Retro Video Club.

You can read a review of the gig over on the site.

Into the Ark

Retro Video Club

Model Aeroplanes

Model Aeroplanes - Something Like Heaven EP Cover

Not long after they were signed by Island Records back in September 2015, I was approached by Scottish band Model Aeroplanes, to collaborate with them on a cover for their first ever EP release. We put together ideas and pitched it to the label, and once signed off, we went ahead and shot both the cover and some promotional material with the band. The edited work was then sent to the talented American graphic designer, Samuel Adam, for him to add the finishing touches. Read more about his side of it here.

With the EP not out until March 4th 2016, the artwork was embargoed until late February/beginning of March with the promotional work being sent to blogs, magazines and newspapers.

Hear or buy the EP from any of the following links:
Signed Physical CD's -
Itunes -
Apple Music -
Spotify -

You can see what we created below!

The LaFontaines / Eliza and the Bear / Model Aeroplanes

Saturday past I travelled through to Glasgow to shoot a gig that was a long time in coming. A few cherries were popped that night with the bands playing their first ever show at the Barrowlands Ballroom and what a show it was!

It was also the first time shooting with the new kit and I was thoroughly impressed with the results.

Take a look for yourself!

Model Aeroplanes

Eliza and the Bear

The LaFontaines

All images are © Gavin Craigie.
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