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Archive for February 20, 2013

Real world photography

So this photography thing then, what’s it all about?

If someone asks me what my favorite form of photography is and people do ask, I don’t always have an answer at hand. I feel that a camera can be used in so many different ways that it’s almost impossible to narrow things down.

I also think that overtime my choice of photography has evolved, it’s not the same now as it was when I was 25.

However if someone asked me today what my least favourite form of photography is I would have to answer, anything that’s not real. I feel that life in a small town like Kilkenny, Ireland is a little more limited in what people do and what they dress like.Even so I feel that photography should reflect the world around us all and that anything that is created outside of this world is faked.

So I guess the answer to what my most liked form of photography is, is anything that truly depicts and reflects the real world around us.

Some photographers pay to dress models in make-up and clothes that they would never dress in and live real lives in. Now, like I say this may have not been what I would have said at 25 years of age but it is what I feel today.

The world around us, is based on “what you see is what you get” and what you get may sometime appear to be a little ordinary but that’s what it is, it is ordinary. I think that the skill of any visual medium, when used correctly is to show you something a little different that you didn’t see first time.

My camera is for the real world not a fake one, one that only make-up can produce.

So then (Street, Landscape, Wedding and Sport photography) anything that really happens and people really do.

Gallery:

Wedding

Sport

Portrait 02

Landscape

Kilkenny Photography

Kilkenny photographer: Nigel Borrington


Kilkenny Photography

Kilkenny Photography

Portrait of Kilkenny sculpture artist : Saturio Alonso
Outside KCAT art center Callan, Co.Kilkenny
Nikon D700

Kilkenny Photographer: nigel borrington


Music saved me

Music saved my life

Learning music and the violin has saved my soul.

For about four or five years I have been learning to play the violin, studying with both Jacqueline Burke and Patrick rafter (Co.Kilkenny),
it is just one of the best things I ever decided to do and during these times it has lifted me so many times I cannot count.

I find when I am playing I only think about the tune that I am trying to learn, that’s it nothing else. For an hour the devil of the world and its news are behind me and after, well I just don’t care about them that much.

Nigel