1. Remi Lewis Young - ‘Untitled’

    Young’s series focuses on the portrait image and breaking the monotony of the standard stand up straight and smile pose. The images in the series show the subject in an unguarded gaze. This gaze is likely to have been captured as the customer is visually exploring the surrounding area. Boredom or a lack of concentration may have caused the subject to react so. Due to the nature of the lack of posing we end up seeing a rather real portrayal of the subject.

    Noel Noblett

     
  2. Martin Schröder

    Portraits are such an important part of the photographic world. Whether it is part of the family archive, the fashion image or even your id it’s importance is undeniable. In saying that there are a lot of photographers out there who have no idea how to take a portrait, I’ll admit I do not think it is my strongest suit. If you ever wanted inspiration then take a look at Schröder’s work.

    Noel Noblett

     
  3. Anne McGrath - Dublin Bathers

    I recently visited the the Colaiste Dhulaigh end of year show in Dublin. It was here I came across Anne McGrath’s series ‘Dublin Bathers’.

    As the series title suggests it documents the people that bath in the Dublin bath areas and the locations themselves. The series itself was a little dis-jointed however I cannot however deny that there are quite a few very beautiful images in the series. The above being the best of the lot. 

    Noel Noblett

     
  4. Rory Payne

    Another master of the portrait. Looking at Payne’s website he seems to be very much a fan of the constructed portrait or narrative. For this reason and his mastery of the portrait he is a working fashion photographer. 

    The image above is quite captivating. The image is of the musician ‘Banks’.

    Noel Noblett

     
  5. Charlotte Russell - ‘Someone You Might Know’

    Russell’s series is a mix of both family and found photography.

    The images have subjects but are void of identities. The manner that the images are de-personalised is similar to how the media blur out characters features to keep their identity private. That was not the intent of Russell’s methodology. She made the images void of personnel sentiment in order to allow the viewer to make their own connotations with the work. These notions may be personnel or not.

    Noel Noblett 

     
  6. Witchoria - ‘Human Error’

    'Human Error' is a self explaining title for this series. The series depicts everyday scenes with computer alerts or error codes above them. The appearing messages have been altered for use in the series. For example the alert that appears on the above image is 'He broke your heart unexpectedly'.

    The juxtaposition of the text with scenes are also quite interesting. a lot of the scene are void of faces. If there were to be portraits in the series how would we relate the message to the subject?

    Noel Noblett

     
  7. Julia Solis - Stages of Decay

    Solis’ body of work mainly looks at derelict or unused spaces. ‘Stages of Decay’ in particular looks at neglected stages or performance spaces.

    The space once ignored for what was on the stage is now being admired for it’s current state. 

    Noel Noblett

     
  8. Carson Gilliland - Compass

    A lot of the work found on Gilliland’s website seems to revolve around adventures, or road trips; ‘Compass’ is one such example. Most of Gilliland’s work does have a straight forward portrait. This series in particular however has none, this may be the reason I was drawn to it. The idea of inputting a portrait is an interesting one. Does a series need to have a human depiction to make it more relatable to the viewer; or does it distract? 

    The series ‘Compass’ depicts quite a few everyday scenes. Most of the scenes are photographed in darkness or dusk. The time of day chosen results in the cinematic lighting found in some of the images. 

    As a whole I find Gilliland’s work similar in concept to the work of Alec Soth.

    Noel Noblett

     
  9. Maia Flore - ‘Two Directions’

    'Two Directions' follows a couple who meet each other every six months in bed. So far the series shows a lot of images of the same boy and girl in different restful situations; sleeping on a train, in a bed etc. The fact that the couple only meet each other every six month leaves unanswered questions; are they in fact just friends who meet now and again? Are they in a long distance relationship? Or is the meeting every six months referring to how often they are intimate? No matter what the reasoning behind them only meeting every six month the images themselves are beautiful.

    Noel Noblett

     
  10. Murat Pulat - Image Animal

    A bit of mixed media for you today.

    Pulat series displays paintings of iconic scenes in cinema. The work’s focus is on old Hollywood style movies from the 1960s.

    Without close inspection the work looks like a series of painstaking dots. It is however a collective of small brush strokes. Whether dots or strokes the texture created is very reminiscent of the dots that appeared on old television sets.

    Between the iconic imagery used and the final texture the work heavily connotes and denotes TV and Film of the 1960’s era.

    Noel Noblett

     
  11. Grace Chon  - ‘Zoey & Jasper’

    Today I am engaging with my fun side. 

    Chon’s series is an adorable portrayal of her son Jasper and her rescue dog Zoey. In the work Chon mimics the apparel worn by the two subjects. The results are as mentioned adorable, cute and in some cases hilarious. 

    Does photography always need to be serious?

    Noel Noblett

     
  12. Jose Romussi - Newserie 

    As you might know the obstruction of photographs is something that I find really interesting. 

    In the image above Romussi’s obstructs the view of the subject’s face. Some would argue this is the most intriguing part of this image. The face is obscured by a floral patterned embroidery. Can it now be argued that the intervention in the image is more interesting that the original image alone was?

    Noel Noblett 

     
  13. Ciara at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art)

     
  14. *Found on Instagram

    Paul Munro

    Munro is one of the most active Instagram accounts I have come across. Even with the frequent updates I in no means feel I am being spammed. Munro posts image after images of interest and beauty.

    The profile itself contains quite a range of subjects and media. The image above is in no way illustrative of all the work available on the profile.

    Well worth a visit and dare I say it, a follow.

    Noel Noblett

    My Instagram

     
  15. *Found on Instagram

    Piero Percoco

    I came across Piero’s work this week. His work has a strong focus within the everyday. Most images showing scenes of the quotidian. Though the everyday is generally banal, Percoco’s work seems to make more of it. Percoco seems to heighten the drama of the scene through the simply constructed images.

    Noel Noblett

    My Instagram