Death of an Irish Town?

A few weeks ago, I had to do some work in Knock. For those that don’t know, Knock is a small village in county Mayo. It is also a catholic pilgrimage and prayer site. Its notability is derived from the Knock Shrine, at which the Virgin Mary, together with Saint Joseph and John the Evangelist,…

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Shooting in Bright Sunlight

I had previously seen a few photos of the old Balla railway station before but had never actually shot it myself. In fairness, it was never a location that appealed to me. However, like all photographers, I like to visit these locations at least once to see for myself. When you first start out on…

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A House in the Country

It was a bright sunny day when I went to shoot this house in the landscape of west county Mayo. I stopped the car down the road from the house to get an overall view of it. Set amongst the fields, it stood out as a beautiful design but also settled into it’s surroundings perfectly.The Lacken…

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Galway Cubist House

This was one of my favourite houses to shoot last year. With it’s simple clean lines and cubist look, I thought I was somewhere in the mediterranean. It was a bright summer day when I arrived to shoot it and for a brief moment, I forget I was actually in the west of Ireland. This family house in Co…

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View from the West

I was down in Westport last year to shoot this house for Self Build and Improve your Home magazine. “When you find the perfect place to relax, it’s tempting to think about buying a holiday home”. This is just what this couple did when they found their perfect place in Co. Mayo. The original house was…

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