Iain Mackenzie Man on the Subway, Glasgow 1975 © Iain Mackenzie


Born 1950
Nationality Scottish

Iain Mackenzie grew up in the engineering town of Dalmuir, ten miles north of Glasgow. He studied photography at the Glasgow College of Printing and had a number of photographic jobs before going on to work as a photographic assistant at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA). In his spare time he photographed the city and in 1976 had a solo exhibition at The Third Eye Centre. A year later he left GSA and photography behind to convert an office in the old Cheese Market into a café. This opened in 1979 as the Café Gandolfi, in honour of the camera makers Louis Gandolfi & Sons who were of Glasgow Italian heritage.