› Tue, 18 Apr 2017
I have posted some recent work taken on the streets of Barcelona, in the
vicinity of Las Ramblas (I know, very touristy!). It is a bustling and
busy city and a very enjoyable place to shoot some street photography.
› Sun, 19 Feb 2017
This is an image from my project ‘Between Dreams and Memories’ which is a work inspired by the German Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll‘s book ‘Irish Journal’. The book wonderfully depicts the Ireland of the 1950′s. I am revisiting the locations Böll travelled to while here to try to capture a flavour of how much (or how little) Ireland has changed in the intervening sixty years.
› Sat, 08 Oct 2016
This is an image from a recent shoot in the studio with the beautiful model L’Or Mayo
› Sat, 21 Nov 2015
I’ve been trying out a large format camera recently and I decided to post one of the images. I’ve done no post-production on this other than remove a small scratch on the negative. I’m really impressed with the look and feel of the image and I’m regretting the years I felt that using a camera like this was more effort than it was worth.
› Sun, 09 Jun 2013
Don McCullin – Anti-war photographer.
Don McCullin’s distinctive images are immediately recognisable and he talked at length about his career and work during two sessions at the Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideals. He has very straight forward views on his chosen career. He regards himself as a photographer and dislikes the term “war photographer”.
It is apparent as he talked about his work that he has a social and moral conscience even when working in some of the most brutal and violent conflicts of the twentieth century. There is a strong compassion in the way he depicts the subjects of his photographs, some of whom are facing imminent death. The sights he has witnessed in a long career weigh heavily on him when he reflects on over half a century as a photographer. His chosen line of work was neither glamorous nor lucrative, but was dangerous. He admits to being lucky and there is a long list of friends and colleagues who were not as lucky and died covering conflict.
He was born in north London and most of his work in war zones were taken during assignments as a staff photographer for the Sunday Times. He left the paper after falling out with the then Editor Andrew Neil and has re-invented himself as a landscape photographer. Some of his most evocative work was undertaken in the UK and are the images he took of homeless and poor, and of industrialised areas during the sixties and seventies. His book “In England” is a must have for any serious collector of books of photography.
Pictured above with Don McCullin are documentary film maker Ben Anderson and the remarkable photographer Giles Duley, who lost both his legs and his left arm when he stepped on an improvised explosive devise in Afghanistan in 2011