The Garden of Beautiful Bones

Between 1925 and 1960, 796 infants at the former Bon Secours Mother and Baby home in Tuam town died and were subsequently secreted away in a septic tank. The facility was a maternity home for unmarried mothers and their children. There were…

Long Exposure Processing

So, earlier this week, I had a One-to-One workshop. Gerry wanted to know more about taking long exposure images. I was glad to assist because it was quite a while since I took some long exposure photos too. Gerry arrived with a Lee…

Being Wendy Kennett

This month on Art of the Blur, we talk to Wendy Kennett. Wendy grew up in Faversham, Kent and has owned some form of a camera for much of her life. It was her creative dance images that first caught my eye. Like the performers, they are…

Fragments of Memory

I visited this place only two times ever. The first time was many years ago when I attended the wedding of a friend there. The carpet was blue and the walls were red and the place looked pretty grand. I remember the car broke down on the…

Hiding in plain sight

During the summer while hosting a workshop in Connemara, I stopped off at a location I had passed a few times before. Last year, I had paused there once and grabbed a quick shot from the road but this time, I knew I had to investigate some…

A touch of red

I'm a member of a Facebook group called Lensbaby Blog Circle. The idea is that we all write a blog post once every month that documents a day or project shooting with a Lensbaby lens. This is my post for July. Mmm, the monthly…

Lensbaby in London

I'm a member of a Facebook group called Lensbaby Blog Circle. The idea is that we all write a blog post once every month that documents a day or project shooting with a Lensbaby lens. This is my post for June. So, we recently spent…

Curiouser and curiouser! 

I spotted these #SODEM guys outside the Houses of Parliament in London last Wednesday. They were objecting to #Brexit and hold a “Daily Parliament Protest” to voice their concerns. Because they were facing towards the buildings, I had to…

Meet the Artist – Sam Stapleton

This month on Art of the Blur, we talk to Sam Stapleton. Sam has been wowing us with his beautiful flowers in ice imagery and much more for the last few months. Here. he talks to us about what he sees, how he interprets what he sees and…

A Day in Connemara

I’m a member of a Facebook group called Lensbaby Blog Circle. The idea is that we all write a blog post once every month that documents a day or project shooting with a Lensbaby lens. This is my third such post. So, earlier this…