Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Here is the before and after of Rosyln who was body painted. Unfortunately the body painter ran out of time and asked me to do a little improvisation. It was a quick shoot, taking just under an hour and we hadn't planned on the open topped Dublin tourist vehicles that kept passing us being there on a quiet Sunday afternoon ;-)
So this is a photo of my very good friend Deidre Barry. She curated my show for me in Tinakilly House Hotel and was there from the very start to the very end. She has excellent taste and style (if you saw her house you'd know what I mean) and she knew just which images to hang where and made the whole thing look effortless as she tied knot after knot in catgut to get an image to hang just right.
There was a great turnout for the Festival Launch and for my exhibition and it was great to see some of my fellow flickr friends along with my friends and family turn up. Thanks everyone for coming along. You really made my day and to those of you who helped and offered to help, you know who you are, thanks so much. I really appreciate it. The photo above is one of my Mum and Dad and my four lovely girls who were a great help too
L to R Rachel my daughter, my mother Eileen, my two youngest daughters Sarah and Audrey, my father Larry, my second eldest daughter Lara and me
This is Simon, Audrey and I, all looking terribly happy with ourselves at the end of the day. And a great day it was.
Now its back to the drawing board to start work on some new images for my next exhibition whenever and wherever that may be and to get going on processing the photos from some of the photo shoots that I've done recently.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
It was exciting to see my image being used for the dustcover of a book. The editor told me that he would send me a couple of copies so I'm looking forward to seeing those.
Besides organizing which images I'm going to use for an upcoming exhibition I've mostly been procrastinating because, well because that's what I do best of course.
I've one, two, three, four separate shoots that I've worked on recently still in the pipeline work wise. What can I say.
It's a long pipeline ???
But I do have plans and hope to have them all finished by the end of the week so to my lovely children; farewell
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
This was inspired by a magazine advertisement I saw while reading on an aeroplane last month. In the advert here was a girl wearing a gas mask while posing in lovely clothing. I saw no reason at all for the gas mask but even so it caught my attention which I guess all good advertisements should do. So anyway, I thought I'd do one myself and here it is. By the way this piece does not relate in any way to me or my life. Just thought I'd add that in case my Dad who checks out this blog every now and then gets worried about my state of mind.
Below is a stock photo of a room which I duplicated and flipped and blurred to give it a little more depth.
This is my 998th image and I hope to reach the 1000th mark by the weekend.
Processing by moi
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
So I made my decision and did a bit of work of my own instead of working on my commissions. This one also has a story behind it pertaining to my life right now. Again I'm not explaining this one but leaving the symbolism to speak for itself.
Having completed the above picture means I am only 3 images away from my 1,000th image. Now, should I do three more or work on my commissions ???
I have to admit I do like Symmetry in my work which is probably why I create mostly square images. This one on the other hand I thought would benefit from being a rectangle as I figured it would make the symmetry, mirror and central, stand out a little more. Anyhow, I'm pleased with how it turned out and I love the contrasting colours.
Like most of my work there is a little of the story of my own life behind this image but I'd rather not explain this one and just let the symbolism of it speak for itself.
Today I find myself with a bit of a dilemma. I'm four images away from reaching 1,000 images which I've created for my personal portfolio. I'd really prefer to work on some images I've saved from shoots that I've done in the past and reach that 1,000 image goal over the next couple of days but I have two commissions I know I should be getting on with.....