I was extremely fortunate to further my ‘Irish Education’ by attending my first hurling game last month. It wasn’t just any game either, it was the replay of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships Semi-Final between local rivals Galway and my adopted County Clare.
I took along my Leica M6 and the Lomography Minitar Art Lens, a set-up so small I could carry it in a pocket, and snapped a few shots of the day. Continue reading →
During my trip to Poland in July, I finally visited the Trójmiasto or three cities on the Baltic coast. Gdynia, Sopot and Gdańsk have an interesting and varied history and I could have spent a lot longer exploring were it not for the baking heat. As it was, I had a couple of photowalks, concentrating on specific areas that I wanted to visit.
Among them was the Zaspa area of Gdańsk. Zaspa was built on what was once the city’s airport and between the districts of Młyniec and Rozstaje, the wide concrete runway is still visible and it disintegrates under parked cars. Continue reading →
Back at the end of March, I took a train ride to Birmingham to join Martin Smith (Mr. Photowalk.Me), Hamish Gill (35mmc) and twenty or so other photographers for a walk, a chat and to take some pictures in Britain’s second city.
It’s taken me months to finally get around to gathering together a few pictures of the day (I’ve had a decent excuse) and while putting together this post, decided to get in touch with my fellow photowalkers to produce a zine of the work produced that day – more of that to come… Continue reading →
At some point last week, I saw Hamish’s tantalising pictures on social media of ten boxes containing the new 7Artisans, 50mm lenses that he had for sale. It’s a lens that’s been causing quite a stir since its launch, due to the winning formula of being an M-mount 50mm, superfast and a divorce cheaper than buying the Leica equivalent. Continue reading →