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Drif - Moss Gaynor

April 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

​​​​​​A few years back, Moss Gaynor took inspiration from a Tom Wegener chip I have and created a sculpture for the Inchydoney Island Hotel
I had photographed a lot of the sessions Moss had on the board during his search for inspiration on it and a lot of the construction process.
Recently, I took some of the images I had shot over the last few years and put them into a book for Mossys birthday just so there would be a physical copy of the documentation of the project. 
I wasnt really too sure what else to do with it, so without further adieu, Drift by Moss Gaynor Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way Drift - Moss GaynorSculpture at Inchydoney Island Hotel on Wild Atlantic Way  


FORM '16 @ Ballymaloe House

June 20, 2016  •  1 Comment

Im just in the door from having a little bit of a sneak preview of some of the work on show for this years FORM exhibition at Ballymaloe.

(from the Artistic Alliance press release)

The launch evening reception shall take place on the lawn at Ballymaloe House on Mid Summers Day – Tuesday 21st June and shall run from then until August 31st. The show is open daily from 9am to 9pm and admission is free. For 2016 the exhibition has attracted a superb list of artists from Ireland and overseas and encompasses the full range of sculptural disciplines. The line up includes John Coll, Jason Ellis, Redmond Herrity, Eileen McDonagh, Tim Morris, Elizabeth O’Kane, Patrick O’Reilly, Michael Quane, Martha Quinn, and Vivienne Roche to mention but a few. The artists themselves shall be in attendance for the launch night and thus offers a great opportunity to discuss their sculptures with them.

Refreshments shall be served on the front lawn at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21st June.  There shall be an informal walk with the artists through the 90-piece exhibition. The event, which has gained great popularity over the years, is sure to attract a large audience again this year.

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A little bit of planning, a lot of driving.

May 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Over the years I have covered most of the coast on the south end of the country looking for surfable waves.
(its like an addiction, once you get locked into serious wave hunting, the tendency is to push it as far as you can....)

It's these wanderings that really developed my love for photography.  

As the saying goes, pics or it didn't happen! So I would always tote a camera with me to prove to my friends I wasn't mad and there really were waves in some of these far flung locations. Over the years, it slowly started to becoming about the pictures and finding the waves wasn't as important. 

Well, the first time I stumbled across this location it had been on a real mission to find surf and we gave it no more than a passing glance as pretty rocks were not as important as finding waves. 

I have been there once or twice since but in the middle of the day, or in the rain and it just had never really came alive for me as a image. So last week when I was chatting to another photographer friend of mine (the amazing Emma Jervis) and we realised we both had a Friday off, we thought the best way to spend our down time was going taking more pictures! (again, once you get locked into a serious image hunting, the tendency is to push it as far as you can....)

So I started a little bit of planning.... 

No matter what, there is always some level of planning goes into a image, even if its just remembering to bring a camera with you, but this was going to be at best, a four and a half hour round trip, so a little more thought was needed. 
There was going to be no point being there is the sunset and tides did not tie up, so the first stop was The Photographers Ephemeris an absolutely indispensable little bit of software for knowing sunrise/sunsets.

The photographers Ephemeris Planning images on the wild atlantic way

And I used accuweather to check the tides to make sure there would be plenty of water about.

Accuweater was also fantastic to check we would actually have a sunset waiting for us.

Interesting clouds, possible thunder storms, ideal day out :)

Accuweather planning

Next, was how long this was actually going to take as the last thing you want is to be running round like mad as the light drops trying to find the best possible composition. So the plan was to tip away down for early in the afternoon so we would be under no pressure and be well set for that golden hour.

While it is more about the journey then the destination, we still wanted to have time on our side when we got to that destination. 

Route planning google mapsPlanning images on the wild atlantic way

So as we pottered down a road I have travelled many many times, the van was pulled to a screeching halt. A field of wild flowers, a lone tree, mountains! If that didnt deserve some attention nothing does!
It was mid afternoon, so not ideal, but its been filed away in the memory banks now for another visit on a more opportune time 
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One of the benefits of travelling with another photographer? Photos of photos being taken! 


All the hiking through the long grass did prove a bit much for poor Emma though ;)

So onwards we pottered. 
One of the best things about pottering is just having the time to stop and take in the details you might normally drive straight past. Like a man selling free range eggs from the door of his house. Now, it did help, this was the view from the door of his house :)

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And again is a photo really taken if you dont have a photo of a photo been taken :)

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So onwards we travelled, all the while, watching the clouds build and wondering were we absolutely mad to have taken such a chance. 

Short answer? No :) 

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The place is truly special, just an amazing geological formation that lends it self oh so well to the joys of landscape photography.            

The area was always synonymous for copper mining and the rock really has some fantastic tones coming through. 
 

 

 

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Emma getting her photo on :)


As much fun as our running about all day was. You always have to stop and smell the roses :) 
 

                              


Not all those who wander are lost

March 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I know I might be slightly biased, but I do love this whole Wild Atlantic Way bit. 

The last few weeks had been a wee bit hectic, so, Monday with no real plan in mind I pottered west along the Wild Atlantic Way. 
A quick coffee in Skib, a bit of a wander round Schull, and then out again til there was no more out. 

Its a while since I made it as far as Mizen head, but its no less beautiful then the last time I was there. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As beautiful as it was down there it was gut wrenching to watch the mountain sides in flames as I sat on the pier in Crookhaven.
 
 
After many many miles over the last few days and many trips down little lanes and up paths for no other reason then I could, I was luck enough the amazing Emma Jervis  came to meet me and show me how to find the Fairys and the Hobbits in Rineen woods, so remember, not all those who wander are lost.

So here's to 2015

January 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I try not to be one for too much introspection. There is only so much you can learn from looking back and all that but 2014 was an interesting year in all sorts of ways and I think 2015 could be an important one, so before I closed off my 2014 images folder and opened my 2015, I had a look through and picked out a few images I liked. 

Their not all perfect, some of them probably not all that interesting (there's a lot of pictures of my bus...) but there was something in everyone of them that ment something to me.

So, in no particular order...

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Ok, so there is a  few more bus pics then I thought. My lovely lady wife said more then once, it wasnt so much us on holiday, just me bringing the bus on a tour :) 

 

 



So here's to 2015 and I really hope a little bit more of this!