Conversations – Film

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This is my second collection of film photos, named “Conversations” because they all involve somebody I care about and are all just as much to do with hearing as they are seeing. Whenever I look at photos I want to know what’s happening in the background and what the people in them are thinking and feeling at the time. So that’s what I’m trying to do here. I hope you like them x



My grandfather, on carving my grandmother’s gravestone: “I’m not doing dates or any of that other fuss. Just “MARY”. That’s all she needs – my gal.”


On growing up during the war: “Reading about it isn’t the same as feeling it, you know. The worst thing was meeting boys in school who’d waved their fathers off, and you knew they probably wouldn’t come back.”


“So I’ve seen some things. But I’m happy where I am, moving along. Surviving.”


My father, on personal hygiene: “Listen – is this women’s deodorant I’m wearing? It just says ‘Dove Original’ on the front.”


On Business: “Take a picture, Kiera  – this can be the PR shot for Sable Materials Ltd.”


Jack and T, on swimming in the Irish Sea: “This was a f**king stupid idea.”


General splashing and blaspheming


Jack: “This [Robie] is the best thing ever.”


My brother: “It isn’t raining anymore.”


My mother, just off a flight: “Oh don’t take a picture of me now – I look stupid.”


Lucy, on a nudist beach fully clothed: “Let’s get out of here in a minute.”

An Introduction to Film


Gooooood morning.

This is just a little collection of my first developed film pictures for your enjoyment. A little while ago Jack kindly sat on Ebay and bid away at a vintage Olympus for me and got me a great deal, and I began snapping away this month. So I suppose these are like the June Archives. Hopefully I can get a collection out every month on here (I just have to be stringent and, like Jack, take my camera absolutely everywhere with me).

But I’m excited – there are even some projects in the pipeline, the ideas for which have flourished since I began volunteering at the DSPCA (Dublin’s main animal protection shelter). More on this to come.

For now, enjoy these pictures. Some of them are crap but I’m putting that down to inexperience and pressing the button too enthusiastically so the camera didn’t have time to focus…but I’ll learn eventually.