I have been interested and involved in photography for over 25 years, in that time I have worked with a variety film cameras, processing the films myself and then printing them. Since the 2007 I have been predominantly using digital SLR cameras.
I have successfully completed a number of short and long-term projects:
SoFoBoMo – Bray
In June 2010 I completed a Solo Photo Book Month (SoFoBoMo) project. A SoFoBoMo is a photography project where over the period of 30-days at least 36 photos are taken, edited and then compiled in an electronic book. The first book “Bray” explored the town where I live.
During 2011 I undertook and completed my first yearlong project, doing a Project-365, where I made a photograph each day of the year. Throughout the project I posted each of the 365 photographs to my photoblog.
This resulted in my first book “365 (2011 – A Year through my lens)”, which I published using Blurb.com (http://www.blurb.com/b/2934716-365). Following the release of the book I authored an article for Abe’s of Maine Blog discussing the experience of doing a 365.
SoFoBoMo – A Glance Back
Between 1st and 31st July 2011, I completed my second SoFoBoMo project “A Glance Back” where I looked at relics and places, which represented the ordinary people of Ireland as well as the more famous/privileged. Bernard Charte said “We are like dwarfs standing upon the shoulders of giants, and so able to see more and see farther than the ancients. These giants are our parents, grandparents, great grandparents etc.
SoFoBoMo – A Grave Detail
From 1st to 30th August 2011, I produced my third SoFoBoMo project “A Grave Detail”. I have always enjoyed visiting graveyards and feel they can give a glimpse into the history of the area they are situated in. I find it very calming to walk around graveyards and while there can be a certain sameness, I find if you look closer there can be interesting details. While I completed the electronic book I’m not sure if I’ll ever end to it as each new graveyard I visit is likely to yield new images.
Project 365 #2
After taking a two and a half month break following completion of my first Project 365, between March 2012 and March 2013 I undertook and completed my second Project 365 – “365 (another year)”. As with my first Project 365, each of the photographs from my second project was published on my blog. As yet, I have not produced a book from this project as I am looking at a number of options for using the results.
During the Project 365 I commenced a series titled “Recessionary Times”, this is a mix of taking a humorous and serious look at the recession, which had (has) Ireland in its grip.
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