"As a photographer I am not interested in pointing my camera at the pathos of other people's lives. I don't try to reveal or to probe. I certainly don't try to capture souls. If any soul is revealed, it's mine."
As the artful year of 2019 draws to a close, I am grateful for the wonderful galleries, museums and venues that have featured my work. Sometimes an art evangelist, I encourage everyone to attend your local art shows, openings and events as they are often transformative and life-changing in nuanced ways that don't appear until later in your story, but they surely will.
Cheers to you 2019 and hello 2020!
“It is difficult to believe in the dreadful but quiet war lurking just below the serene facade of nature.”
“Damn it all, MacMurrough, are you telling me you are an unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde sort?’
‘If you mean am I Irish, the answer is yes.”
Attending an Irish horse fair is one of favorite things to do. The photographic moments simply reveal themselves if I simply remain still. Being still is a herculean challenge with all the tugs from external forces and is often a balancing act of not disappointing others who simply wish for your time shared with them. The contrasting demeanor of these two Irish lads reminds me of how it is important to do Your job, whether it is for public view or just being alone with your thoughts despite the pull of gravity.
“They said you were hard and cold and unfeeling.”
“But it’s true...I am, in the sense they mean—only have they ever told you in just what sense they mean it?"
"What did they mean about you?”
“Whenever anyone accuses some person of being ‘unfeeling,’ he means that that person is just. He means that that person has no causeless emotions and will not grant him a feeling which he does not deserve. He means that .‘to feel’ is to go against reason, against moral values, against reality.”