Photography

"What use will money and wealth be to those who possess them when the rivers and land are poisoned, the seas devoid of life and the air polluted beyond tolerance?"

I have no formal training in photography but I began using a camera at the age of 6 when my father gave me a Kodak Brownie camera - it was autofocus and the film was a mere 12 exposures, however I was hooked! Later I moved onto a cheap Cannon, Polaroid, a Zenit E East German SLR (with various lenses and filters) and finally a Fuji S4200 (both the latter again from my father). I only recently (2013) began shooting digitally, most of my digital work (see digital art) is done after scanning the prints on a flatbed scanner.


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'Mystic Trees' - Shot near Pyrford, Surrey, England, a freezing, foggy day in mid winter.
'Anagh' - The hilltop near where I live, amazing views into counties Wicklow, Carlow and Wexford (Ireland) from up there.
'Coke Girl' - Shot in Chiwawa city, in northern Mexico. Despite the terrible poverty the kids will often spend what little they have on soda cans or bottles. Costing the equivalent of a box of matches (in Euro), it's still a small fortune to a child there.

'Slieve Buí' - Hill top near Ferns, Co. Wexford. This area had been clear cut but a few dead trees remained.

'Kerry Cottage' - Shot on the Ring of Kerry near Dingle. A brand new house was built next to it, just a few meters to the right.
'Balloon' - My little sister's balloon snagged on the ground.
'Cahore Beach' - One of the longest beaches in Ireland, where the opening scenes of 'Saving Private Ryan' were filmed.
'Junkie Shelter' - Shot in Stoke Newington, London.
'Junk Alley' - London is full of little nooks and crannies, this one was in Soho.
'London at Night' - Shot near Smithfield, with St. Paul's in the background. I used a tripod and a very long exposure, it was very late hence the absence of cars.
'Taxi Window' - Shot from my bedroom window in Islington, London. The lithographic film on the window was from a skip.
'Traffic Jam' - Shot at Kiora Farm in Co. Wexford
'New Dehli street' - It's amazing what the Indians can fit onto a bike, rickshaw or trike!
'Swan' - I forget where this was shot.
'Wall Street' - I think this is Wall Street in Atlanta, not NYC although it's so long since I shot this that I'm not sure.
'Forgotten Angel' - Shot in Stoke Newington Cemetery in London, at the time it was totally overgrown, it has since been cleaned up.
'Jazz Band' - Everyone was clicking away at their cameras while these amazing ancient black dudes were playing their Dixieland jazz. I waited till they went for a break and eveyone else had left to get this shot (New Orleans).
'Rickshaw Man' - I had a go on one of these once, it's hard work, no-wonder he needed a rest. Shot in Jaipur, India.