Sketchbook/Notebook methodology

Sketch­books and note­books are one and the same when you are an artist. Sketch­es are notes and notes illus­tra­tions of moments of inspi­ra­tion and enquiry.  The most impor­tant part of any sys­tem is to stay out of the way of cre­ativ­i­ty and spark that lights our fire. Pages of draw­ings can be free con­ven­tions unless…

Plan

Orig­i­nal Post from 2011 When work­ing with new teams it should be assumed that par­tic­i­pants have lit­tle or no expe­ri­ence with project man­age­ment and task del­e­ga­tion with­in a team envi­ron­ment. A brief intro­duc­tion to agile and scrum sys­tems is ben­e­fi­cial. Each of the new teams takes time to famil­iarise them­selves with their final con­cept and…

Playing with some HP5 and Tri‑X

Over the past few months I’ve been using film again, after about fif­teen years of being sole­ly dig­i­tal in most of my image mak­ing. A few months ago I was reunit­ed with the Nikon FM that I learned on and caught the film bug again. That said, I was nev­er much of a fan of…

Enjoying Film.

It was a cold wet Jan­u­ary in Ourense, Spain, but it was still absolute­ly beau­ti­ful. It nev­er seems to get that cold but boy did it rain. And rain. And rain. Non­stop for days. Wan­der­ing around the town with an umbrel­la was nice. The rain was warm, the mood was good and the atmos­phere in…

Orense, Spain

Head­ing home After a much need­ed break from work and life back at home it was time to go home. While giv­ing Estrel­la some time to say Adios to her Famil­ia, I took anoth­er oppor­tu­ni­ty to wan­der around the train sta­tion and get a few more pix.  Just back from a few amaz­ing days in…

Burrow Road, Dublin

When I was a kid, this house was alive with fam­i­ly and com­ing and goings. Full of art and antiques.

Kids & the Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM EX lens

Sev­en. For me this is about the time you want to let your kids know that they have com­plete con­trol over how they look in pho­tos. They can always feel awk­ward, shy, uncom­fort­able, But they can make it look they way they want. Con­fi­dence is an illu­sion.  On anoth­er point pure­ly tech­ni­cal and pho­to­graph­ic. I…