Summer is nearly upon us – although here in Ireland it currently feels more like November.
It must be nearly a month ago when I spotted the arrival of the Swallows. They never fail to stop me in my tracks. To watch them flit and speed through the air is pure delight, their distinct chirping chatter heralding the coming of Summer.
Two years ago I attempted to capture some of their energy on film. Its only when one tries to photograph a Swallow with a manual focus film camera that one realises just how incredibly fast they move. I felt slow and clumsy as the little bundles of pure energy danced and darted around me, making me dizzy.
Some recurring themes in my photography are identity, space, and time, and I think these photos explore something of the transience of the seasons, light, and indeed, our own lives.