INSTITUTE creatives

Dougie Wallace

Based: London

East London-based photographer Dougie Wallace grew up in Glasgow hence his moniker, Glasweegee. Internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects and a distinct direct style of expressive street photography. His books Stags, Hens and Bunnies, A Blackpool Story (Dewi Lewis Media, 2014) and Shoreditch Wild Life (Hoxton Mini Press, 2014) generated critical acclaim and a viral buzz. His book, Road Wallah, a unique insight into Bombay’s cab drivers, published February 2016 (Dewi Lewis Publishing) 

What motivates his pictures is human behaviour. People’s interactions and emotions fascinate Wallace. "My stories are thematic; they have similarities of expressions running through them. My work is informed by societies trends and incongruities and translating what I see into wit, criticism and humorous vignettes. I’d like to think that my photos convey a personalised point of view that believable and absurd.”

His work has been featured in assignments and publications for magazines and newspapers, including, The Sunday Times Magazine, D Repubblica, Le Monde, NYTimes, Stern, The Guardian, The Independent, Observer, International New York Times, GQ, Dazed, Vice, BBC, CNN, Itsnicethat, Die Zeit, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, El País, Der Spiegel, Macleans, NZZ, Die Tageszeitung, Neon, dS Magazine - De Standaard. As well as numerous photography magazines, BJP, GUP, Amateur Photographer, Professional Photographer, F2, Fotografia Magazine, Lens Culture, Leica LFI, L’Oeill, Fotomagazine, European Photography and Photo International.

BBC 4 has commissioned a 30 min documentary, 'What Artists Do All Day' on Dougie. (Intimate, observational portraits of leading artists, revealing unique insights into their working lives and creative process). This will be aired early 2017, on the BBC4 'Season of Photography'.