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Delighted to have received 3 Honourable mentions at the Mobile Photography Awards 2016

Bloomsday Family. Photos by Sean Hayes

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Bloomsday Family © Sean Hayes

Bloomsday is a celebration that takes place both in Dublin and around the world. It celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, which is the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. Many people dress as the characters and visit Dublin landmarks from the book. In this case, I photographed a family on its way to the Martello Tower in Sandycove where the opening scenes from Ulysses takes place. Shot with my Sony a7s. Post-Processing Adobe Lightroom.

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Bloomsday Family © Sean Hayes

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Bloomsday Family © Sean Hayes

Randoms: Portraits of my sons © Sean Hayes

Daniel: After the funeral © Sean Hayes

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Daniel © Sean Hayes

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Daniel © Sean Hayes

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Daniel © Sean Hayes

These are a set of portraits I shot this afternoon of Daniel, my father-in-law. The family and I had just come back from the funeral of his mother. She was 93. It was a simple ceremony. No fuss. As she would have wanted. The portraits are an attempt to capture, not only the melancholy of these moments, but also the dignity and stoicism that we all posses when we are confronted by the death of a family member or cherished friend.