Tagged: France

New portrait work. April/May 2017

It’s been a busy, productive and creative couple of weeks. Got to shoot some interesting people. And some Belgian pop stars for a sponsorship event organised by Orange France. Puggy. They’ll go far. Or further than the massive popularity they already enjoy in Belgium and France. International stardom beckons. Stay tuned. And yes, they are as nice – and as talented – as everyone says they are.

Thanks also to Laura Groeseneken, singer and keyboards with another talented Belgian band Ozark Henry. She has the voice of an angel and the feathers to match.

Blonde-haired Laura Stecca we spotted in a bar in Brussels and my friend and colleague Graziella Boggiano was good enough to broach the delicate subject of requesting a photoshoot. She agreed enthusiastically. Laura is from Venice, Italy and, hopefully, I captured some of the style and grace she has in common with her famous city.

Thanks again to my agent Jean-Claude Meert for making things happen and a big shout-out to an old friend and extremely talented photographer, Thierry Van Biesen, at https://www.ooshot.com Paris, for recommending me for the Puggy Orange France photoshoot. Onwards and upwards.  Laura_Venice_Portrait_Portfolio_Sean_Hayes_May_11

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

My new photography website.

Someone, somewhere stated that “Good is the enemy of great”. I’ve been fiddling with my new website for weeks trying to make peace between the two. A truce was called. Time to launch myself into my “second life”. Being an advertising art director for the last 25 years has been incredibly rewarding for me – but my real passion now is photography. When you are passionate about doing something,  you tend to do it well, and it shows in the work. Hopefully, my passion for photography will, in time, shine through. If you get a moment, I would appreciate you visiting the site and rummaging around. Please feel free to suggest ideas and thoughts about the site and how I could make it better. Good enough may be the enemy of great, but the will to get better is your best weapon in the fight to do great work.

Link to site: http://seanhayesphotography.format.com

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New Photography Website.

Thrills and Mystery from the Mobile Camera Club in Paris.

Delighted to have my ‘Doppelgänger’ iPhone image shot recently in Malta selected for the Paris Mobile Camera Club’s theme – Thriller and Mystery. As usual, some great work on display here from the mobile photography community dotted around the globe. Thanks to Nad iPhoneographer in Paris, and Roger Guetta in Montreal for the energy devoted to preparing and showcasing the work.

Doppelgänger © Sean Hayes

Doppelgänger © Sean Hayes

 

L’exposition David Bowie à Paris. Sneaky photos by Sean Hayes

I’m a huge fan of the Thin White Duke. He needs no introduction. His amazingly prolific creativity across many decades and mediums speaks for itself eloquently. The travelling exhibition of his blockbuster V&A archive show at the Philharmonie de Paris/ Cité de la Musique, Paris includes over 300 objects including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork and rare performance material from the past five decades. I recommend a visit. Even though photography was ‘interdit’, I still managed to capture a few snaps with my iPhone. Rebel Rebel 🙂 If you would like to see more of my mobile music photography, please visit: http://seanhayesmusicphotography.tumblr.com

Crossing © Sean Hayes

Crossing © Sean Hayes

Outlaw © Sean Hayes

Outlaw © Sean Hayes

Suicide © Sean Hayes

Suicide © Sean Hayes

Latest uploads to my mobile photography site.

Latest uploaded work to my #mobilephotography #portraits site.

Exhibition of my mobile photography images in Paris April 9th.

A big thanks to Mobile Camera Club , Roger Guetta and Nad Iphoneographer for selecting two of my nature images to be exhibited in their gallery in Paris from the 9th of April onwards. The standard of photography continues to excel in the mobile photography community and the above video of selected artists and their work is proof of this trend. Congratulations to all the artists chosen and hopefully see you all at the gallery on the 9th. Link: http://www.mobilecameraclub.com

In memory of my Grandfather.

The Trenches, Vimy, France © Sean Hayes

The Trenches, Vimy, France © Sean Hayes

The Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium © Sean Hayes

The Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium © Sean Hayes

Hill 60, Ypres Salient Belgium © Sean Hayes

Hill 60, Ypres Salient Belgium © Sean Hayes

I recently shot a series of images to commemorate my Grandfather’s military service in the British Army during WW1. He was an Irishman, and like over 200,000 of his fellow countrymen, history has forgotten their service and sacrifice. The reasons are complex and controversial. Even today, 100 years after the start of WW1, the subject is emotive and divisive in Ireland. These print ads are an attempt to rectify a wrong. Time to remember.

A Paris Wedding.