Renfrewshire Council commissioned me in 2016 to make a series of environmental portraits over the space of a few days to submit as part of their bid for City of Culture 2021. I was gutted they didn't get through, my eyes were well and truly opened to a place that I hadn't previously spent a lot of time in. It really is a vibrant hive of activity full of talented people. Had a blast over the three days making these images, it was a logistical headache, but thankfully I had a team of people helping out. It was super tight on the timing, given more time I might have approached some of the portraits differently. A great experience all the same.