art, Design, Photography

Experimental Photography #1

Blue light energy swirls.

I consider most of my photography to be ‘straight’ documentary; that is, any post processing work done is purely to enhance the quality of the image rather than distort. A little bit of colour balancing, curves adjustments, and dodging/burning. Its a contentious issue, especially when it comes to reportage and photojournalism. How much post processing is allowed before the original image becomes something different?

The photo above is pretty much straight out of the camera. It involved some christmas lights and a zoom lens. I admit to changing the original colour of the light swirls from orange to blue. I felt the spiralling swirls somehow represented life energy or cosmic energy, and I associated this energy with the blue glow surrounding planet earth in the lovely images we see beamed back to us from space. Some call it orgone energy.

 

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Architecture, art, Design, Ireland, Photography

Unplanned Urban Composition

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Design, fashion, Photography

Finger Thong (Fong)

I have decided on a new career direction: Fashion design. My first creation is in keeping with the summer season: A finger thong, or Fong.

Cosy fitting, stylish, and comes in a wide variety of colours. Get your fingers ready for the beach this summer! 😉

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Architecture, Design, Ireland, Photography, photojournalism

2up2down Houses #3

What do I write about these small icons of Irish architecture?

Sometimes I feel it’s better to just let the photographs do the ‘talking’: No captions, no explanations, just open ended images that let the viewers eyes and mind roam.

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Architecture, Design, Ireland, Photography, photojournalism

2up2down houses #2

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2up2down house, Kilmore, County Wexford, Ireland.

Last Saturday brought with it a taste of spring; the sky was clear blue, the birds were singing, and standing in the sun one could feel a bit of glorious heat. My little boy asked if we could go out for a bike ride, so we dusted off the saddles, checked tyre pressure, oiled the chains, and hit the road pedaling.

We made a few stops along the way – Noah would huff and puff and complain while I whipped out the mobile phone and put it to good use documenting the 2up2down houses along the back country roadeens.

Cycling the back roads is a beautiful way to travel and one sees and hears, and  experiences so much more compared to traveling in a car.

I am also taking advantage of other mobile technology and am locating these houses using Google Street View. So far, within a 20 mile radius, I have located over 100 of these design icons. I reckon there could be up to 2000 of these houses around the county.

 

 

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