Friday, March 4, 2016

Maria Buckley's Portrait

This photo was taken at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham, Dublin.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Portraiture and the Joy of Communication

Photography, rather than writing, took over for the past year. I have finally become more relaxed about taking portraits of strangers on the street and am struggling to offer to take photos of people I actually know. The pleasure of making an image that the person in question will enjoy is what spurs me on most. I like when people look themselves and are not strained so the skills of communication needed must be thought through. Many people do not actually enjoy having their photo taken. How to encourage them is my new job in hand.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Back in Action

These men were very pleased to allow me to upload a photo of their Honda Goldwing motorbike to the Internet. Goldwing Men SOOC The sun is shining in Dublin, Ireland, this week and street photographers are to be seen at every turn. Yesterday I had my photo taken by an Italian visitor. It made a nice change from peering at the world through a lens.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Portraiture Again

I have decided to just label my street photos of people as "Portraiture".
This somehow takes the sting out of wondering about all the legislation now ruling the taking of photos in public places. Another blast of information has been posted in the Photography Forum in, decrying the death of candid urban photography.

I think I'll just make a simple Rogue's Gallery of the most pleasant moments shared while travelling.
No point in getting in a wax...

A Pensive Moment in Venice