Monday, 21 June 2010


Made it to France early yesterday morning on a glorius day after a beautiful crossing from cork on the Pont Aven.
All was fine when we made it to our destination, a tiny cottage in the middle of farmland just outside the village of Ploeuc sur Lie.
As stated in my last post I am hoping to Shoot some type 55 film whilst I am here.
I travelled light and just brought the linhof technika and standard 150mm lens,polaroid back,and a bucket for holding wet negs.
As an aid to composition,and as a tool in its own right,
I brought my H3d50 hasselblad,with waist level finder and sekonic meter.( I thought it might be interesting to compose and shoot the old fashioned way to see what i got.)
So yesterday Afternoon after a morning nap(disembarked boat at 5A.M.)I took the camera for a stroll and came back with the picture you see above.It says a lot about how I feel right now,full of hope and expectation for the weeks ahead!!
for some pics of the crossing click here i will add to this gallery as the weeks tick by.
as always click on the image above for a full size view

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


As discussed on an earlier postingI would like to, put together a group show of type 55 work.
So far i have put together 5 exposures all taken around the village of Ploeuc sur Lie in bretagne france.I hope to expand this to a series of 10 images as I will spend 5 weeks there between this and the end of august.
With this in mind I am now throwing my gaze outward to the world to see who would like to join me in putting an exhibition of type 55's together!!
The Idea would be to send some rough scans for consideration/evaluation,then if chosen the neg could be forwarded to me here in dublin for high res scanning and printing.
I would hope then to put together a small brochure (blurb softback)and try to secure a venue here in dublin for november or early december.
International participants could also try to get a venue to travel the resultant show in their own country
What do you think!!
There is no set brief for this expo project save that of the beauty of the object photographed,and of the photograph.
Above is shot of Ian which i photographed for a a cd case see his work here
for another view of my set so far click here
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Sunday, 6 June 2010


If You are looking for some engaging photo-entertainment Dublin is definitely this place to be this summer.
we have already had a visual treat with the Griffith college summer show,The Iadt dun laoighre show contained many a poignant piece,theD.I.T. show opening on tuesday next,And photoIreland festival is about to happen in july with exciting events and exhibitions happening all over the town.
One of these exhibitions is for me very important as it showcases the work of a very talented group of people who I worked with
during december and january last.
It happened at the national college of art and design,and it was their certificate in photography and digital imaging.For my part I presented and set a project on environmental portraiture.Enthusiasm was high,emails flew,the work was great.Some of the resulting work i had access to is included in the slideshow at the end of the page ,just hit the play triangle in the blogger box at the end of the post.I wish all the group success with this show, their site is online now hereyou can download a screen version of their poster here
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