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Angel Wings by Sean Hayes. On exhibition at the Markham Vineyards Gallery in California.

Very pleased to be invited by Knox Bronson over at P1xels to take part in a year-long exhibition of iPhonic Art at the Markham Vineyards Gallery in California. Equally pleased to see some familiar names among those chosen by Knox to exhibit their work.…

Angel Wings © Sean Hayes

Angel Wings © Sean Hayes

Link to show: Markham Show, Part 4 – PIXELSPIXELS.

New iPhonic Art Show To Open Next Month at Markham Vineyards Gallery in St. Helena, CA – P1xels

Very pleased to be invited by Knox Bronson over at P1xels to take part in a year-long exhibition of iPhonic Art at the Markham Vineyards Gallery in California. Equally pleased to see some familiar names among those chosen by Knox to exhibit their work. Talented artists one and all. Like many in the iPhoneography community, I am continually impressed by Knox’s commitment and dedication to the iPhonic arts movement. Knox was the first person to post one of my iPhone photographs online, way back in 2010, and I still remember the thrill of seeing my submission posted on his site http://www.pixelsatanexhibition.com  The site also introduced me to the work of fellow iphoneographers like Roger Guetta, Klaudia Cechin, Paul Moore, Clint Cline, Cindy Patrick and many, many other talented artists whose work really impressed me and continues to do so.
My submission for the exhibition is “Angel Wings” which I shot on a recent visit back to Dublin, Ireland. It was a beautiful sunny day with a low autumn light bathing the city. I only noticed the reflected “wings” when I started to process the image with a fantastic B&W app called Camera Noir. Serendipity is the lifeblood of photography. The photograph is posted below. If you are in the Napa Valley area of California during 2015, make a point of visiting the gallery in St.Helena – sixty or so artists will be on show and I’m sure you will be blown away with the quality of the work.

Link to details about the gallery and exhibition: http://www.pixelsatanexhibition.com/articles/new-iphonic-art-show-to-open-next-month-at-markham-vineyards-gallery-in-st-helena-ca/

Angel Wings © Sean Hayes

Angel Wings © Sean Hayes

Surfing in Ireland © Sean Hayes

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Surfing in Ireland © Sean Hayes

When I was growing up in Ireland in the 70’s, surfing was only something that happened in the opening credits of the TV show – Hawaii Five-O. It seemed like a glamourous dream for someone growing up on an island surrounded by glacial seas, where even going for a quick dip in the summer seas risked hypothermia. But with the recent advancement in synthetic fabric wetsuit technology – which affords some reasonable protection from the elements – Ireland has seen an explosion of interest in the sport: attracting the very best practitioners from home and abroad to surf waves; that can, in some regions, reach as high as 50ft. The photograph above was shot on a beach south of Dublin, on Ireland’s east coast were its ‘gentle rollers’ are perfect for beginners. But the real action is found on the west or southwest coasts were wave heights rival those of some of the more famous locations in California and Australia. Hope you like the image – and should you like one of the images enough to want a pristine print on your wall, please write to me at shonski50@me.com and we’ll chat about print sizes, prices and shipping arrangements. Thank you for your visit

Should you be interested in a surfing holiday in Ireland, please click the link below for details: http://www.discoverireland.ie/Things-To-Do/Activities-and-Adventure/On-the-Water/Surfing-in-Ireland

Beautiful Bastard © Sean Hayes (2012)

Porsche 550 Little Bastard Replica

Porsche 550 Replica ©Sean Hayes

I love photographing cars. Shiny metallic and sensuous – and they don’t come more curvaceous than the Porsche 550 Spyder. A beautiful feat of engineering and design. Only 90 were built in the 1950’s and one was recently auctioned off in Florida for 3.69 million dollars. Of the 90 models produced, one that never made it to an auction room was the one owned by James Dean. Yes that one. Dean made the car famous by writing ‘Little Bastard’ on its tail and killing himself while behind the wheel on a Californian highway. The version photographed here is a replica of that famous car. I shot the replica last year at Autoworld – a fantastic museum in Brussels, housing over 250 vintage cars and vehicles. As an advertising art director, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of Europe’s top car photographers for various automobile brands over the years. I’ve always admired their passion and meticulous attention to detail.  A true labour of love. During the long days and nights on shoots, I would observe how they set up and lit the cars: I paid attention. I learnt a couple of things about how light dances across metallic surfaces and how the incremental movement of a camera or light source can change everything. The photographs posted here are, hopefully, proof that I did indeed pay attention to my photographic mentors. Some people express surprise when informed that I shot this series with an iPhone and that I had limited freedom with lighting. Everything is possible if you understand light. Hope you like them – and should you like one of them enough to want a pristine print on your wall, please write to me at shonski50@me.com and we’ll chat about print sizes, prices and shipping arrangements. Thank you for your visit.

Porsche 550 Little Bastard Replica

Porsche 550 Replica ©Sean Hayes

Porsche 550 Little Bastard Replica

Porsche 550 Replica ©Sean Hayes

Porsche 550 Little Bastard Replica

Porsche 550 Replica ©Sean Hayes

Porsche 550 Little Bastard Replica

Porsche 550 Replica ©Sean Hayes