… Et il leur rend hommage de belle manière en les immortalisant en photo et en captant toute leurs beautés.
Doug, Dougie, Douglas Timmins est un personnage intrigant, intéressant, drôle et pertinent. Il est retraité et vie à Glasgow, un Écossais pur laine. Il est connu ici surtout pour son passe temps qu’il exécute avec brio, la photographie. Sa vie se déroule comme une pièce de théâtre sur Byers Road dans le West End jouant son propre rôle. C’est surtout là son lieu de prédilection et aussi à travers Glasgow qu’il prend ses plus beaux clichés. Ses sujets de choix sont des passants sur la rue, surtout des femmes je vous dirais, euh presque juste des femmes je confirme et des animaux surtout des chiens oui que des chiens. Il passe une partie de ses journées au pub Oran Mor et prend des clichés de ses amies, de vedettes de passage, des clientes avec qui il fait connaissance et du staff. Plusieurs de ses portraits de personnalités connues décorent les murs de l’établissement. Il a entre autre à son actifs de magnifiques clichés de personnalités connues tels ; (pour en nommer que quelques unes) Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini et plusieurs autres. Je suis une chanceuse qui deux de mes portraits signés Douglas mais ne sont pas accrochés sur aucun mur de célébrités. Non il n’est pas alcoolo, il ne boit pas, il a l’air sérieux, il est grand et imposant, cela tranche drôlement avec la légerté de son oeuve. Il y a même un court documentaire fait sur l’homme sur Youtube voici le lien très intéressant.
Documentaire Douglas Timmins
Je ne connais pas beaucoup son passé mais je sais qu’il est un de ceux qui a roulé sa bosse pour quatre. Qu’il a été le garde du corps de personnalités connues ici et aux Etats-Unis. Le type d’homme que rien ne semble ébranler car il s’en fout, il aime déranger et suciter des réactions. Moi Douglas je le connais surtout pour sa prolifique collection de photographies, oeuvres d’art qui tapisse mon actualité Facebook, à tout les jours. Prolifique car il se promène, il ne reste pas en place et il aime l’histoires des gens. Son style est joyeux et désinvolte, des photos qui font sourire dans un Glasgow pluvieux. Un autre de ses passe temps c’est les citations, ses envolées d’opinions tranchées mais franchement incisives absurdes et poétiques à la limite, des farces salées, sarcastiques et les histoires de son fameux ourson Teddy qui l’accompagnent dans ses meilleurs gags. Teddy son ourson est mort et ressuscité des centaines de fois le pauvre au fil du temps. On peut lui reprocher d’être cru parfois mais son sens de l’humour caustique on ne peut lui reprocher, enfin il est drole pour plusieurs d’entre nous il est mourant…. Doug est en marge mais pas trop qu’en même et c’est rafraichissant! Voici une petite partie de son œuvre. Remarquez ses petits textes explicatifs, c’est charmant, j’ai aussi ajouté quelques citations quotidiennes, savourez…
Dans l’univers de l’artiste Douglas Timmins….
The lovely Rebecca with Ella the German Shepherd (18 months) Today Glasgow
She said she loved him more than anyone she knew. It turned out she didn’t know anyone. He felt relieved in a way and started to wear a boob tube and a hula skirt! – Douglas Timmins
Very religious dog Pom Pom . Glasgow half an hour ago.
Young Love…..Glasgow yesterday.
Unknown , At my age you forget!
Waiting for Godot …Glasgow today
Ziggi’s flying ears
Lovely lovely weather. Time to do some work on my herbaceous border. Only I don’t have a garden or a border or even a herb. Except for Tomato Ketchup which I believe is not a herb! – Douglas Timmins
The delightful Dee Dee pining for the fjords .. Glasgow
This dog is nuts ! Glasgow
They became pals in a pub in the Czech Republic . Hanna is from Norway and Sarah is Belgian. Now the students are having a reunion in Byres Rd Glasgow and checking out the boozers..(pubs) What a happy story..Bring a tear to my glass eye… Glasgow
She walked towards me wearing a body hugging dress. Her eyes were aflame with passion. Her lips glowed with desire. I was afraid to go near her in case she set fire to my negligee . -Douglas Timmins
Windy and wet in Byres Road on the street where I live .. Glasgow half an hour ago
Stunning Klara Marie on top of the world on the roof garden of Ubiquitous Chip Ashton lane.
Meet the bold Irish Setter Buster.. In Glasgow an hour ago!
Shadow The Sheepdog keeping a vigil for her owner in Glasgow.
This is a wet Tiberius hanging about the Post Office today in Glasgow.
The London rose, student Emily, studying in Glasgow . Today Oran Mor
River Kelvin today Glasgow ..
Flying taxi mural Glasgow..yesterday
This is the lovely Irish singer Sharon Corr singing solo tonight in Oran Mor.
Soba the Spaniel poses today in Glasgow
The big darling that is Buster The Boxer… Glasgow 1 hour ago.
This is Hail today in Glasgow. 1 hour later it was all gone and a magic giant glowworm
One blue eye and one brown. Glasgow Sunday
The lovely Caitlin…Glasgow..Oran Mor
The best Halloween costume ever. Well done Nina. The Wellington boots belong to Josie ..xx Today..Glasgow West ..
Trixiebelle tries to lick me to death. Glasgow today.
The lovely Tracy . Byres Road Glasgow this afternoon. And how the sun was shining.
Getting stuffed in the Glasgow sun at the Hanoi Bike Shop. Today Glasgow West, across the road from me the greedy bastards.
This is Harry (named after Dirty Harry) who wants to jump me. Glasgow yesterday
Two more Yummy Mummies who are also full time sales executives. Priscilla from Texas and Sian from Grimsby.. Both live in Glasgow now..
Winnie howling at me Glasgow today. Cross between a Lurcher and a Springer Spaniel.
Two for the price of two to feed. Glasgow today
Umbrella Girl..Glasgow today
Other important things to note. Never marry someone with a view to long term happiness. Buy or adopt a pet. Have a lobotomy! Get a hobby. Drive a spike through your kneecap. – Douglas Timmins
Midas and Storm get frisky after returning by car from England to Glasgow.
The gorgeous Georgia from Italy (Scottish dad poor girl!) enjoys a rest on the steps. Glasgow today.
Straight out of Oliver Twist …Glasgow
My gorgeous tattooed pal Silvi in the Cancer Charity Shop ,…Glasgow today
Stranger in car today wants to give me a friendly bite. Glasgow
When old Ruby arrived at the shelter she was beaten and starved. She was rescued by nice folk, now look at her..! Happy puppy of 12 ..Glasgow today
Opera Singer Nikki Foster in the studio for me to record!
Alan the Great Dane today..Glasgow 1 hour ago (Big softie)
The Ristorante D’ Iptheria was famous for its food poisoning but only when the Chef was caught shitting in the Soup did it become apparent why so many had died. -Douglas Timmins
Into every life a little rain must fall…Glasgow
And this time the Brides of Oran Mor Glasgow are getting ready to protest.
We want our dinner ! Glasgow today ..
The handsome Finn waiting for a bus .. Glasgow today
The lovely Klara from Germany studying at Glasgow University to be a doctor
Paolo Nutini, rock star
Another pic of Amy Winehouse. This one has never been seen before so enjoy the exclusive.. Oh I miss her brilliance xx
I have a message for people who object to breast feeding in public. Fuck off and worry about chicken arses being endangered by kinky plucker
– Douglas Timmins
Meet Charlie who is the canine equivalent of Rod Stewart . Charlie is only 3 so he’s not quite as old as Rod
This is Fergus the Labrador looking at me looking at him. Today Glasgow
Three generations of American family in Oran Mor Glasgow
My FB pal and now my flesh and blood pal Norma..Glasgow Wednesday
The crazy pup Charlie today in leather thigh boot heaven
Two year old Butch today… Glasgow
He said he liked a Tiger in bed so she put a Tiger in his bed.Even with the cost of having the beast shipped from India she still made a tidy sum from her husband’s life insurance. -Douglas Timmins
The gorgeous Flo who was minding her own business in Glasgow today when I took this pic. Flo is the singer with Gypsy Whispers
Jaws 4 Puppy Ziggi the five month old Rhodesian Ridgeback catches somebodies ball in Kelvingrove Park Glasgow.. Pal Karin made sure it wasn’t mine next!
And one I took of Singer Joss Stone in a happy mood..Glasgow
Good time Glasgow gals Marion and Violet are giving you all a wave. Pals for 60 years they only ever fall out over who is going to buy the next drink!
This is Eddy, a handsome bugger and he knows it! Glasgow 1 hour ago
‘They call Mars the ‘Red Planet ‘ because it’s full of communists » -Sarah Palin
My new portrait of singer Eddi Reader (Fairground Attraction) (Robert Burns ) and 3 times BRIT Award Winner. And a good laugh as well!
So Lassie is coy.. Glasgow
Evan, the famous Glasgow Guide dog for the blind. He’s retired now, but still raising money and he’s a big pet
River Clyde Glasgow at the Casino. Freezing and hanging off the bridge like a hooker waving at a sailor ,one hour ago!
Meet the lovely Violet who at 91 years of age still travels the mean streets of Glasgow every day.
Drink up Oran Mor… Glasgow
The beautiful Ella Calvert..Artist . Today Oran Mor Glasgow
He married a sandwich maker but it was no picnic -Douglas Timmins
This is Murphy the noble 13 year old Pyrenean Mountain Dog..Glasgow an hour ago!
My pal the gorgeous Victoria.
Mitchel Lane Mural in Glasgow. To frighten the shit out of late night drunks
Posting a letter home to Germany from Glasgow today the lovely student Ida (pronounced Eeda )who works in Oran Mor in order to eat!
Meet Casablanca 17 years old and still romping in Glasgow..
Tiddles in Glasgow today at 12 weeks. Her hobbies are basketball, collecting stamps and shitting the carpet!
Glasgow would be a better place with a waterproof roof over it. Damned rain!
– Douglas Timmins
A favourite of mine because of the mad mental look..Glasgow
The beautiful North of Scotland actress Inga….
Rush hour in Glasgow this afternoon.
Despite having both ears and his brain removed after an accident with a stapler he bravely became a Reality Television star . – Douglas Timmins
Harley the Newfoundland today is the first female to slaver at the sight of me for decades. Today Glasgow
Going home. Glasgow yesterday
Big Aristocratic bugger with the heart of a lion. Glasgow.
This beauty ‘Magpie’ a Siberian Husky loves being tickled behind the ears and is according to the owners, the laziest dog in Glasgow. Glasgow today..1 hour ago
Talking about famous friends I always remember in Paris being totally ignored by Toulouse Lautrec . Ignorant wee bastard! -Douglas Timmins
Rocky ain’t happy. Too cold. Glasgow today….
The lovely Natalie ..Glasgow
Young pal of mine Stephanie playing the harp today in Glasgow.
Scottie today in Glasgow..
Bennie from Partick trying for a biscuit today…Glasgow
Today in Glasgow a man was sentenced to Eight years in jail for breaking into a Crypt and kissing a woman who’d been dead since 1914 .
« I was told she was only fucking sleeping! » Said the man who, claimed to the court that he was a handsome prince. -Douglas Timmins
I’ve been waiting two years to persuade the gorgeous, brilliant Scots actress Siobhan Redmond (Secret Garden, Between The Lines) to pose for me. Well she did at last and here it is.
I examined 12 week old hairy pup Mick for any sign of eyeballs..Glasgow Yesterday.
Dad Allan teaches the gorgeous Emilia how to fly. Today Glasgow..
Amy and Fudge Glasgow today
All wrapped up for the night. Dexter the Greyhound, Dexter is a rescue dog Glasgow
Oh how I remember summer in the Botanic Gardens Glasgow..
Scottish artist Calum Matheson enjoying a coffee and water in Glasgow’s West End
My lovely pal Karen
My pal The gorgeous Scottish actres comedienne singer
Oh what a lovely day.. Outside my door, Glasgow
Just walkin’ the dog, been walked by the dog….Glasgow today
Girl with suitcase in Glasgow today
The stunning singer Law Holt today at Oran Mor
The lovely Euphemia (Phemie) . Saturday,Oran Mor, Glasgow.
Breakfast For One..
Babars eyes up the four legged talent in Glasgow today
Ladies enjoying a cup of tea in Partick, Glasgow, today.
Girl in a tartan shawl …Glasgow.. I had exactly 10 seconds to take this pic.
Were the 1960’s the golden age of farting ?or is it now, 2014? Perhaps 2015 will become the new benchmark for wind everywhere. Either way it should get warmer with a bit of luck! -Douglas Timmins
Honey waiting in the cold for Holly who’s in getting Honey some grub! Today Glasgow
At least someone was pleased to see me yesterday. Butch, Coatbridge near Glasgow.
A snapshot of the gorgeous Shannon Wilson today in Glasgow, (Granddaughter of a pal) – avec Shannon Wilson.
The girls heading for somewhere in Glasgow today with Spiderman. This afternoon
Murphy with the big ears. Yesterday Glasgow .
People often ask me if I look like my father. I hope not, he’s been dead for 40 years! -Douglas Timmins
Great Western Road Glasgow this afternoon in the misty twilight. Signpost on the left says all roads lead elsewhere. Taken from the middle of the road.
Jay the Lurcher Cross today in Glasgow today. I’ve lurched here many times myself.
Coco the Akita.. As you can see he’s a watch dog (sorry!) Glasgow today
Meet the gorgeous Skip. Skip is 8 and has had as a lifelong companion Face book friend actress
My take on my pal and FB pal Canadian Artist Michelle Cohen.. Glasgow today for her birthday.
Suspicious Muttley today Glasgow
Jarvis the rescue Greyhound. Starved,battered, kicked and left to die but now enjoying urban family life in Glasgow. A big sweetie too
Partick in Glasgow…Sweeney Todd
Glasgow University from Kelvingrove Park
Eighteen month old Zu Zu peering through the lens today…Glasgow
And my wee French Bulldog pal Popeye says Happy New Year ! Glasgow today
Coming back on the Subway with the Mobile Crew! an hour ago Glasgow..
A couple of couples..Cecil St Glasgow.
No matter how big your house, one day you’ll downsize to a coffin.
– Douglas Timmins 2014
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