Local Characters in Glasgow’s West End: Eileen McCusker
Eileen McCusker has lived in the West End of Glasgow since 1990 when she returned to Scotland after living in New York City for 10 years. She loves staying in the West End where she has a brilliant flat. Eileen has a great time “hanging out with people” and is a big fan of the shops in the West End. She is hooked on chunky, junky jewellery and is also a big fan of Orro. Her big love is photography and she has great admiration for Annie Leibobwitz. Eileen’s interest in photography developed out of her background working as a fashion stylist and display/events manager and she has spent the last five years developing and refining her skills.
This has paid off and Eileen now enjoys a successful freelance career working in the media and public relations. Recently she has focused more on promoting her own ideas – working mainly in black and white her subjects include: people, places, buildings and beaches. She visits “her second home” New York City regularly and has taken some great shots around her old stomping grounds. (Eileen’s ‘New York Gallery’ will be on show here over the next week or so).
Her son Matt is a native born New Yorker and plays American Football with the Glasgow Claymores but although these connections are strong she is now a staunch West Ender and has been commissioned by a number of local businesses to take their promotional shots. She has taken some excellent photographs for the Web site.
Eileen is enthusiastic about her work which portrays something of her innate style, New York cool and West End confidence – her work is currently on show at the Phoenix Gallery, Sauchiehall Street and also in the very elegant Princes Square
in Buchanan Street. Some of Eileen’s photographs were featured recently on Scottish Television on ‘The Home Show’ – they looked brilliant.
Eileen’s work is currently on display in the West End at The Nancy Smillie Shop, 53 Cresswell Street and The Phoenix Gallery, Sauchiehall Street.
You can also see some of her work at Otago, Designer Jewellery, Merchant City.
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