Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sexy Store

Pigalle, Paris, France.

This was one of those shots i really wanted to get in Pigalle (Red light Distrist of Paris), the neon lights and bright reflections, i knew it wouldn't be that hard to get and it had been raining earlier in the day, so i expecting some mad reflections.. Unfortunately it had dried somewhat by the time we got to visit Pigalle, if it had stayed really wet, i think it would have added an extra element to this shot.. This is one of those shots in which i didn't mind getting after waiting around outside a sex shop looking like a perv..

If you would like to know the technical aspects of this shot, just leave a comment asking what you'd like to know and i'll answer asap... Happy new year..

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

RED In Paris!

Paris, France.

Picture above taken very recently on a weekend break to Paris!! Where the weather wasn't great to be honest, it was wet & cold! Personally, i love wet conditions for street photography as generally people don't act like they normally would when they get caught in a massive downpour, they are rushing, look miserable, there are umbrellas everywhere! Lots of umbrellas and reflections, which i love.. Wet conditions at night is also great for street photography as all the lights from the shops and what not reflect off the street, which can lead to some very interesting results!!
Alot of people interested in photography tend to avoid taking pictures in in the rain, in fear that their camera will get damaged! Well, that is partly true, if it's serious rain and your camera gets soaked, but in general it isn't the case! I've taken non weather sealed (apart from the lens body) gear worth over €2000 out into the rain to shoot, with no problems at all... Whilst photographers with me have taken shelter under a tree or hut to protect their gear!! Unfortunately in a country like Ireland, where it rains alot, you need to get out and just take pictures, regardless, and you'll probably get the best and most interesting shots of your life..

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Blue Umbrella!

Trinidad, Cuba.

One thing i loved about Cuba was the rain! You'd think coming from Ireland that i would be well sick of it, that would also be true, but in Cuba y'know that in 20 minutes it's all over and the sun will be blistering the stones!! It just comes down so heavy, so dramatic, i loved it!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Old Man Blur!

Cork City, Ireland.

I'd say this is one of the few time times that you'll ever see an old man move so fast that he turns out to be just a blur when photographed!! Only in Cork..

Pink in the City

Cork City, Ireland.

You can view more of my night time photography here

Monday, December 7, 2009

Red, Purple & Blue in Cork!

Cork City, Ireland.

Have just returned home form a another great weekend in Paris! I seem to be spending alot of time there at the moment, which is not a bad thing at all, although that Metro just has an awful vibe! Some shots will be posted soon i promise.

The above shot was taken in here in Cork and probably one of the very few places where i've actually received abuse for taking pictures! It's a Cork thing! Alot of things seem to be a Cork thing, which can be both great and infuriating.. The two lads that you can make out in the above shote were stumbling across the road drunk off their heads and when they noticed me taking this picture, all i heard was "DON'T TAKE MY PICTURE, I WILL FUCK YOU INTO THE THAT RIVER", lovely, i which i calmly stated that i was actually indeed taking a picture of the building behind them , slowly walking away doing so.. This was taken on a bridge by the way and the river in question is the river Lee. But of coarse in true Cork fashion, these two lads became my best friend, who actually started to pose for pictures that THEY wanted me to take of them!! I got their home address...