ghost estates, Photography, photojournalism

The search continues (for ghost estates)

Here are a few shots from a recent photo-shoot on a ghost estate in the South East of Ireland. Last week in Athlone, a toddler drowned in a small pool of water on an estate similar to this one. My heart goes out to the grieving family.

Access to sites like this is generally easy, and as you can see in the first photo, some kids have turned the abandoned building supplies into a temporary playground. I have years of experience on building sites, but I was still treading very carefully to avoid getting a rusty nail in my foot.

I have paired these two images together as there are some visual similarities, despite the difference in scale of the subjects. This is where sequencing of images plays a key role in the presentation of a series of photos.

I don’t know if either of these images will make it into the final edit, but its always good to plan ahead as the deadline approaches.

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Photography

Just Beneath the Surface

I set out with the aim of photographing the landscape, but also to photograph – if possible – something just beneath the surface.

Raymond Moore put it rather eloquently: “the no-man’s land between the real and the fantasy”

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Photography, photojournalism

Bill Ray & the Hell’s Angels

Anyone interested in counter culture and life on the fringes of society should read Hunter S. Thompson’s Hells Angels. Thompson’s book was the result of a year of living close quarters with the hair-raising motorcycle gang.

LIFE Photographer Bill Ray also spent some time with the Hell’s Angels and you can see some of his great photos here.

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