When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart"
One of the most famous quotes about Dublin by James Joyce..
....despite the fact he never actually uttered these words as such... the story goes that there was an English queen who said that when she died the word ‘Calais’ would be written on her heart, to which Joyce reponsded that 'Dublin' will be found in his..
The quote "When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart" has since been used over and over with reference to both Dublin and Joyce.. even by President Biden!
I have overlaid the quote on a photograph of Dublin. Between O'Connell and the ha'penny Bridge is a stretch of the boardwalk and some typical Georgian style architecture.... a familiar scene facing the north side of the river. Taken on a very cold day in winter.. ( I remember my hands were soooo cold, I could hardly press the shutter), but it has resulted in a moody shot which I think suits the Dublin I know.
As featured in:
"Irelands Home Interiors and Living" Magazine" Irelands "House and Home" Magazine The Irish Times "Gloss Magazine" and The Irish Examiner - Property and Home,
Inspired by James Joyce's novel, 'Ulysses' - 'The Ulysseas' is a manipulated photograph of the Irish sea . The original photograph was taken at the forty foot, the former all male bathing cove which is over overlooked by the James Joyce tower. The quote "The sea, The snotgreen sea, The scrotumtightening sea" which refers to the cold Irish sea is subtly laid on top of the layered painterly image of the sea.
By the banks of the Pigeon House
Inspired by Black and white darkroom techniques, this image has hues of sepia seeping through the muted textured background. The red and white painted towers are symbolic of old hand painted photographs.
The Pigeon House, The Poolbeg Generating Station or also colloquially known as The Poolbeg Stacks or Towers and chimneys is a power station owned and operated by the Electricity Supply Board of Ireland (ESB).
The chimneys are located on the Poolbeg peninsula, an artificial peninsula built of reclaimed land to the east of Dublin, on the south bank of Dublin Port.
Its two chimneys, at just over 207 metres, are visible over much of Dublin, making them one of the most well-known landmarks in Dublin and one of the tallest structures in Ireland.
“Taking photographs is my way of escapism, my camera allows me to enter another world to create images that are alive in my imagination.”
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Placing myself in the frame, I create series through thought provoking aesthetic narratives which tell stories of a person, a place or an emotion. This one is about retrospection, past memories and feelings of moving forward.
Studies have shown that by looking at art which expresses emotions, it enables us to release our own emotions more freely. This series transforms conscious emotions into an artistic expressions.
Influenced by early photographic techniques, I plays with natural light, long exposures, shadows and reflections. Being inspired by traditional painting methods, the resulting images incorporate techniques borrowed from other disciplines to give my photographs an ephemeral yet timeless quality.
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