I’m often at a bit of a loss as to what to post here as I seem to have a very broad range of subjects that I photograph, and that I have photographed over the years. For the past couple of weeks I have been dedicating my time to my Dublin pictures, taken last May on my very first proper visit to the city. I’ve passed through a couple of times before by coach, but never had a reason to stop. My Dad lives in Dublin now so that was my reason this time to take in the sights with trusty camera in hand.
I don’t often bulk edit an entire shoot like I have with Dublin, in fact I’m still editing, but making good progress out of the 600 odd usable photos I managed to whittle it down to. I tend to be a lot more erratic and eclectic in my editing, working on small projects as the mood takes me. But I’m trying to be disciplined in a different way for a change, inspired by my husband who has been working fairly tirelessly on a photo project of his own. As you can tell I must like my husband a lot in order to emulate his working ethic, though I have to say I am now thoroughly sick of looking at Dublin. It goes somewhat against the grain to be quite this regimented, but I am learning new editing techniques that perhaps would not have transpired had I not ventured into this project, and that of course is always a good thing.
My main impetus with my Dublin pictures is that I’m looking for art, not snapshots, therefore many good shots were culled because they didn’t fit the brief. I am a fine artist as much as I am a documentarian when it comes to photography, so for me everything about the composition has to be spot on before I give a final image the ‘ok’. In that way I am extremely regimented. Several versions of an image may come and go, along with several hours before I reach stasis. Like with any art, I believe it should not be easily reproduced. I happen to think that’s important when trying to build a brand, or in developing a personal style. But who cares, right?
Well, hopefully somebody will care enough one day to give me some work because of it. I can but hope. 🙂
The following is a gallery of some of the shots that I have deemed worthy enough of leaving the nest. Enjoy!