Lovely write-up in the Connacht Tribune about my exhibition currently running at the PorterShed in Galway.
Delighted to announce an extended run for my photography display at the PorterShed through the end of December. Reception to launch the exhibition taking place on Friday 24th Nov at 6:30pm at PorterShed. Drop by for a chat and a look.
Delighted to be taking part in the Galway Arts Center Christmas Market next month. I will have a stall there on the weekend of December 9/10, with a selection of my prints for sale. Drop by for a chat and see what's new! The market will be located within the Galway Arts Center, Lower Dominick Street, in Galways West End.
The Yashica-Mat pictured above is one picked up on eBay, in great condition. Judging from the serial number, it appears to have been made back in 1969.
Using this camera is a real joy and the image quality is great - there's something about medium format film that no dSLR or filter can quite match... not better or worse, just a different look you get on film which I quite like. Plus, no batteries to buy, forget, or recharge!
Ah, the joys of working with what's essentially a box with a lens and some film in it... not even a light meter to help out, so you're on your own with this one, using the old 'sunny 16' and related rules, or a handheld meter (in a pinch, your digital camera makes a good meter as well).
The island of Inishbofin looking decidedly tropical for the West of Ireland... First time shooting Velvia 50 on a Yashica Mat - tough film to get right, but good weather and a great film lab definitely help!
Many thanks to the folks at T&C Live for a great review of this shot 'Missed Bus'. Shot taken with a Kodak Portra 400 / Yashica Mat
G. La Rosa and Son Bread Co. Inc. Elizabeth Street, NYC.
Established in the late 1910s, G. La Rosa and Son Bread Co. Inc. operated as a bakery until the late 1990s. The “G” was for Giacchino. In 1917, when he was just 17 years old, he came to America from a town in Palermo Sicily called Bagheria which was famous for bread making. Now operating as an antique shop, this photo was taken 2015.
A history of this storefront can be found at https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/a-long-shuttered-bakery-haunts-elizabeth-street/
This print was featured on the set of the TV series White Collar (Episode 3, Season 5). Read related blog post.
The sign indicates this shop has been around since 1947 and it likely hasn't changed much since then (save for the advances in grafitti). It wasn't until after I snapped a photo of this storefront that I learned that Debbie Harry had lived in one of the apartments above for a few years in the '70s (her and Chris Stein reportedly thought it was haunted and that 'all the standard poltergeist nonsense went on there'.
A few images from my latest foray to the wilds of Connemara.
Aground in Connemara, 2017 - This print was selected to participate in the 2017 Cairde Sligo Arts Festival’s fourth annual open submission show.