Charlemont Shads

I have shot many shadow images, some of the shadows are part of the image or the image itself. They can be mysterious, often abstract and can be open to interpretation, and thus more interesting. Many shadows are intentional, achieved with artificial lighting or natural light. In film noir cinema they often employ a heavy use of shadows to add more drama, mystery and danger to the movie. In this series ‘Charlemont Shads’ I was attracted to the shadows from the sun shining through

a large tree. The first session was in November with still many remaining leaves creating patterns on the wall, as the sun was shining through the trees behind the camera position . The second session was the following year in spring time with a total absence of leaves, just the branches. Whilst working with nature I shot these images at a similar time and height but at a different angle which is the difference between obtaining the desired ‘effect’ and not.

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Colour Trains / AD’s

Train-02a-Stars-FIN copyIn my previous post ‘Trains’ I had mentioned how my personal work can lead to being commissioned for work that is closely (or even vaguely) related. Here are some colour train images with a selection of train related ads .

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Press ad Saatchi & Saatchi London AD Casey Grady.

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12 sheet & press. BMP DDB Needham London. AD Henry Rossiter CW Mick French

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96 & 48 sheet posters BMP DDB Needham London. AD Henry Rossiter CW Mick French.

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Press AD. DDFH&B Dublin AD Peter Snodden CW Ronnie Troughton

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Heneken DDFH&B Dublin AD Jenny Large

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Worldwide urban b/w’s Part 2

Here is a selection from recent Facebook and instagram posts, spanning my life of photographing on the streets in many a city and town around the world.

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Cuba 1994

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DeJerba 1986

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Gambia 1988

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Boston. U.S.A. 2001

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Alvor Portugal 2015

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London 2012

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Rio Brazil 1990

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Lamu East Africa 1984

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Rio 1990

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Ronda Spain 2012

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Singapore 1986

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Dublin 2018

Dublin’s coastal Dart.

white rockpassing train bcopyWhiterock copy copyKilliney dart frombeach copyWhiterockdartlookinbackcropedWhiterockdartlookinbackWhiterockdartlsunriseb copyWhiterockdartlookinbackcropedb copyWhiterocksurfbDuring my two day shoot at this chosen location, my main objective was to shoot the Dart train in a coastal setting within the boundaries of Dublin county. The Dublin Area Rapid Transit system, officially and popularly known as the DART, is an electrified rapid transit railway network serving the coastline and city centre of Dublin. The service makes up the core of Dublin’s suburban railway network , stretching from Greystones at its southernmost terminus to Howth and Malahide in north county Dublin. The DART serves 31 stations and consists of 53 kilometres of track, and carries in the region of 16 million passengers per year. See previous post on this location . Next week is Howth!