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I'm Alistair Lane — a website designer at Shopify.

This is a blog containing examples of my work, music,
photography and instagram shots in chronological order.
If you would like to, you can follow me on twitter.

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2014

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Prince of Wales

Went walking after work yesterday and crossed the prince of wales bridge — a disused rail bridge which was built in 1880.

29.04.2014

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Record

I have a record coming out on Monday that I recorded in November 2013 with Romesh Dodangoda. It's streaming here in full.

09.03.2014

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Ottawa

On the 1st of December 2013, I finally moved to Ottawa to join Shopify. This transition has taken almost a full year...

04.01.2014

2013

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Shopify Success Stories

Over the past few months we have been collecting customer stories to share on the site. I worked on the design & front end build.

28.10.2013

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Buddies

These are two of my best friends and they came over this weekend to help me finish up writing a rock & roll record.

27.10.2013

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Home

I moved home to West Oxfordshire in July after I left Edinburgh and unfortunately I haven't been able to move to Canada yet.

23.10.2013

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Duncy

This is my buddy-pal Duncan by the river Avon in Stratford on a beautiful English summers day in August. Lovely.

04.08.2013

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Sunset over Oxfordshire

I had to stop on my way home from Stratford-upon-avon today to capture this. I've really missed having my camera..

04.08.2013

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Barley Field

The landscape in Oxfordshire is beautiful. Although I'm itching to get to Canada asap, and join the guys at Shopify.

03.08.2013

In July 2013 I joined Shopify, left Edinburgh and
temporarily moved back home to West Oxfordshire.

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Waverley Gate

My 50mm lens fell out of my camera bag and broke in January which left me with just a 24mm for the last 6 months..

01.06.2013

Cook School

Martin Wishart

We launched four websites this week for Martin Wishart after an 18 month planning, design and development process.

29.05.2013

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Canoeing

Spotted someone canoeing at 8 o'clock on Thursday night when I was on my way to see Evil Dead. Spring time has finally arrived.

27.04.2013

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

It's nearly April and it's still Winter in Edinburgh! Cold, but stunningly crisp, blue skies. This was the view from the Braids.

30.03.2013

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North

Incredible shot of Shaun Witherup in north skateboard magazine taken by Norman Luzinsky. Grab a copy at Focus in Edinburgh.

08.03.2013

Touch

In the post

Postcards and business cards designed by @chrisdavidlogan and produced by @glasgowpress arrived at Touch today. Very Nice.

25.02.2013

The Crags, Edinburgh

The Crags

I took this shot of the Crags from the window of a friends flat! Incredible view on a freezing cold but beautiful spring day.

23.02.2013

To Catch a Thief

Clocks

This is the first song on To Catch a Thief’s album which hasn’t been released yet. Hopefully it will surface in 2013.

16.02.2013

Pure Love

Pure Love

I spent this evening watching some positive British punk rock. Check out Pure Love and make sure you see them live if you can.

08.02.2013

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva

I spent my Christmas in France and Switzerland, skiing in the Alps followed by a couple of stunning days in Geneva.

02.01.2013

2012

Skiing in Morzine

Morzine

I'm spending Christmas with my family in Morzine. As much as I'll miss Wallace and Gromit and Jeremy Clarkson...

23.12.2012

Edinburgh at 3am

Edinburgh at 4am

View of Edinburgh from Waverley Bridge at 4 o’clock on a cold winter morning on my way to Geneva. Peaceful & deserted.

22.12.2012

Winter in Black Bourton Oxfordshire

WINTER AT HOME

This photograph was taken one sunny morning where I grew up in West Oxfordshire. Such a beautiful area of the country.

15.12.2012

To Catch a Thief

Re-learning the rock

To Catch a Thief recorded an album in 2010, which hasn't been released yet, and we haven't played a show since.

15.12.2012

Hundred Reasons Forum, 2012

Last SHOW?

Hundred Reasons played the whole of Ideas Above Our Station on the 24th of November and a greatest hits set. Awesome.

24.11.2012

Edinburgh in Winter

BLEAK MID-WINTER

Edinburgh can be pretty cold and bleak during November. Hopefully this image helps portray that. It was taken at about 5.45pm!

11.11.2012

The Paper Mill

The Paper Mill

The Paper Mill is a restaurant in a former mill so the interior is impressive. We chose to really show this off in the design.

12.10.2012

In September 2012 I took a trip to Veneto, and one
of my favourite places in Italy and Europe, Venice.

Man in Verona

ONE MORNING IN VERONA

I was out one morning with the commuters, before the tourists surfaced and captured this gentleman on his way to work.

23.09.2012

Venice Cruise Ship

The death of Venezia

These cruise ships are sadly destroying venice, and locals took to the water to protest against them while I was there last week.

21.09.2012

Taste Ayrshire

Taste Ayrshire

Taste Ayrshire is a directory site with the goal of driving food tourism to Ayrshire. It showcases a wide range of businesses.

18.08.2012

GLM

GLM

Representing the work of a firm that comprises of architects, building consultants and project managers was a challenge.

23.07.2012

Donkey

Donkey

I took this shot at a friends wedding last week. It’s not a proper English wedding without a Donkey in a muddy field.

14.07.2012

Dan Prasad

DAN PRASAD

This is my pal Dan with a fine English Ale on a sunny afternoon in a very muddy field. There are few things finer.

14.07.2012

Platinum Point

Platinum Point

I was that guy with the inside out umbrella and the camera taking photos in the stinking rain. Was a good day!

12.07.2012

Forth Rail Bridge

FORTH RAIL BRIDGE

I was down at South Queensferry this afternoon so I decided grab a shot of one of Scotland’s most famous landmarks.

28.06.2012

Fudge House, Edinburgh

Fudge House

The focus for the Fudge House was their products and the family behind them, bringing visitors closer to their shop on the mile.

23.06.2012

Summer 2012

SUMMER 2012

My favourite day in a long time today, hanging with my best friends outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Rad.

27.05.2012

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SKETCHING on THE MILE

Shot this guy at the top of the Mile when I was out and about on Saturday. Cold, hard work selling art on the street in Scotland.

23.05.2012

Edinburgh Photo Gallery

COCKBURN STREET GALLERy

Got talking to this gentleman in the Gallery. He commutes from Glasgow each week to help out and offer advice. Lovely chap.

22.05.2012

In April 2012, I got to visit New York, Boston, Vermont and Montreal.
It was and will always be one of the best trips of my life. I can't wait to go back!

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Vermont

Driving through Vermont was great. It was one of my favourite parts of our trip. A bit over adventurous with this hill climb.

16.04.2012

Boston

Boston

I loved Boston. I wish I'd stayed a bit longer and I'll definitely be back. Such friendly people, amazing buildings and history.

09.04.2012

New York Skyline

STATEN ISLAND FERRY

I didn't get off it, but it's free! Absolutely loved taking in this view for half an hour. It's such an incredible little island.

05.04.2012

The Brooklyn Bridge

BROOKLYN BRIDGE

This was taken on the first day of our trip to New York. Unbelievable way to be welcomed to one of my new favourite cities.

04.04.2012

2011

Touch Agency Edinburgh

Touch

I got the opportunity to join Touch in December 2010. In the first month, I was tasked along with Chris to redesign the website.

15.03.2011

To Catch a Thief

A Complaint to God

This track was one of the last ones written for To Catch a Thief’s album, which should finally surface in the summer of 2013

24.02.2011