Tagged: France

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.

Comrade Cartier-Bresson: the great photographer revealed as a communist | Art and design | The Guardian

French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers – British Journal of Photography

I’m coming late to this story; but it’s a story worth shouting from the rooftops: journalistic photography is dying. Dying from indifference. The genius of the iconic French newspaper, Libération, to print a daily edition entirely without accompanying editorial photographs is a powerful reminder of the importance of photography in helping us understand and interpret the world around us. The blank spaces make us feel uncomfortable – and so they should. A portent of things to come if the media industry keeps up its relentless crusade to make everything ‘cost-effective’ at the expense of effective journalism. Kudos to Libération for breaking rank and highlighting this insidious undermining of this most precious of professions. Please click on the link below for the full story.

Libération images missing

Link: French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers – British Journal of Photography.

Toy Soldiers Series ©Sean Hayes (2013)

Every year, just down the road from where I live in Belgium, grown men and women dress up and play soldiers in a field outside the town of Waterloo. The Battle of Waterloo reenactment is an annual event that attracts thousands of participants and observers from France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, Poland and Russia. It’s quite a sight. A photographer’s paradise in fact. The first panoramic photograph (posted below) looks orchestrated and art directed – but it isn’t. I couldn’t believe my good fortune when I spotted this group of off-duty warriors just sitting in their tent awaiting orders. It looked exactly like an 19th century military painting. Click. Camera: iPhone. Post: Photos apps/photoshop.

Battle of Waterloo 2013

Toy Soldiers Series 1 ©Sean Hayes (2013)

Battle of Waterloo

Toy Soldiers Series 2 ©Sean Hayes (2013)

Battle of Waterloo

Toy Soldiers Series 3 ©Sean Hayes (2013)

Battle of Waterloo

Toy Soldiers Series 4 ©Sean Hayes (2013)

Battle of Waterloo

Toy Soldiers Series 5 ©Sean Hayes (2013)