Eight hours of recent studio work (images with client) that featured portraiture, fashion and a but of fun at the end with confetti. A long day but a great shoot and a happy client who organised a great model for the day.
It had been a while since I was in the studio and certainly for that length of time. Lots of planning went into the day, which really paid off.
Longford Leader, 8 September, 2017
Yesterday, I went to Longford Town for the launch of Expressions, 2017 (Ireland's largest dedicated art photography portrait exhibition & competition), in which I was a finalist. This was my second year to both enter and reach the final, with the previous held in an indoor gallery space. So with enlarged prints (1x2m), in a very public venue, it's a great experience for the finalists, as well as the general public.
Greeted by name by organisers Angelika Sowul and Shelley Corcoran (with whom I photographed alongside Cllr. Mae Sexton) felt like a real 'welcome back'. The image I submitted is one from Transmission, which I explained in a short video interview. My previous finalist entry in 2015 was from An Uncommon Beauty and in fact, the Cruthú Arts Festival Chairperson saw me yesterday and said, 'Hi, you're the alopecia guy, right?'☺
Trish Lambe Co-Director of the Gallery of Photography also addressed the attendees, as did Longford TD/Minister of State, Kevin Moran. A great day and a credit to Angelika, Shelley and their team, as well as the Cruthú Arts Festival of which this was a part. Great work and a real diversity & array of talent on exhibit as always.
Thanks also to Jasminka for the photos of myself!
As a finalist, I am hoping to make the opening ceremony later this month. I made the finals when I entered in 2015 and had a great evening - this year, the exhibition launch is during the day and in the open, so I hope even more of the general public will attend. The finalists' images will also be much more public, being displayed as large prints around the town!
Photo for Irishtown Brewing Company. Click through image for article.
Very happy to be selected as a finalist again at this year's Expressions International Portrait Photography competition and exhibition.
The exhibition, the largest of its kind in Ireland, is located in Longford with this year's finalists' work exhibited through the town as 1x2 meter prints.
In 2015 I was a finalist with an image from An Uncommon Beauty. The exhibition launches in July.
Images from 2015: