A JOHNSTONE man with muscular dystrophy is taking part in a nationwide photographic exhibition to highlight the plight of people with the debilitating condition.

Joe Logue, 36, is one of 50 men and women with the disease who have picked out photographs that best explain how it makes them feel.

All of the snaps were taken by renowned television cameraman Chris Howard and now feature in an online exhibition called ‘Reflections in Colour.’ which was launched on Monday.

Joe chose a photograph titled ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel,’ which shows two men at the end of a long, graffiti-scarred underground walkway.

A percentage of profits from sales of the stills will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) charity.

Joe, who has Becker Muscular Dystrophy, needs a walking stick and wheelchair to get around.

He works for an online banking firm and, for the last two years, has been writing and blogging as ‘Dystrophy Dad’ to share his experience of being a disabled father with the world.

Joe, who is dad to nine-year-old daughter Winter, said: “We’re hoping that the exhibition reduces the stigma surrounding muscular dystrophy and helps people realise they are not alone.

“I knew growing up that I would one day end up in a wheelchair.

“I feel that the photograph I have chosen best explains my experience of muscular dystrophy – that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

“For example, as I was growing up, I never thought that anyone would want to settle down and marry this wee disabled guy.

“Now that’s my life.”

Chris, who has worked on hit shows such as Minder, Peak Practice, Soldier Soldier, New Tricks and Doc Martin, contacted Joe to take part in the exhibition after reading his blog.

Around 70,000 people in the UK are currently living with muscle-wasting conditions.

Becker Muscular Dystrophy normally affects men and their condition usually deteriorates as they grow older.

Anyone who would like to view the exhibition or purchase photographs should visit crispandsharp.co.uk.

The photograph chosen by Joe can be bought for £115.

Louise Moffat, of MDUK, said: “The images are beautiful and all of a very high quality.”