For this exhibition at the Stronach Gallery in Ballycroy National Park Visitors Centre in Ireland, I created a panel of nine separate works on the subject of County Mayo. This…
Every photographer should also be a beachcomber. Or a regular visitor to flea markets. Or a connoisseur of auction houses. Because everywhere, chance finds and hidden treasures are literally waiting to be discovered. My favourite example is this prehistoric implement, which I found washed up on an Irish beach.
And all you need to do is train your eye.
This approach can equally be applied to photography, where you recognise the exceptional rather than attempt to create it from scratch or through applying pre-existing expectations.
It’s simply a case of you will know it when you find it… (more…)
Fossilised colonial coral dating from up to 359 millennia ago when Ireland was still a tropical swamp. Later this region turned into an Arctic wasteland, before warming up enough to allow for the early hunter-gatherers. Nowadays, colonial coral fossils can be easily found in limestone areas such as Mulranny in County Mayo, where I found this example peeping through the pebbles. (more…)