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
Link to site: http://seanmobilephotos.tumblr.com/
The worldwide community of mobile photographers has some very talented members indeed. The proof? CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW the work of the worthy winners. Congrats to all involved, especially Dan Marcolina for making it all happen. Link to competition details: http://marcolina.com/mobilemasters/contest.html
Link to site: http://www.artofmob.blogspot.be
Very pleased to have headed up this week’s selection of ‘Painterly Mobile Art Monday No. 22’ on Geri Centonze’s site with my Battle of Waterloo image. Nice selection of work and shows how versatile and creative mobile photographers can be with a variety of textural photo apps. For further images in the series, please visit: https://seanski50.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/randoms-toy-soldiers-series-sean-hayes-2013/
Absolutely delighted to have received a 2nd place for my image “The Butcher of Bruxelles” in the ‘People’ section of the 2013 Mobile Photography Awards. Congrats to all the winners and honorable mentions in all categories. Gratifying to see the quality of the work of fellow mobile photographers continue to excel year after year. Please check out the other categories and prepared to be amazed at the sheer artistry of the work awarded. Mobile photography truly comes of age. Congratulations to Dan Berman and his MPA team for organisng and ajudicating a sophisticated and quality photographic competition of global proportions. No mean feat.
Link to competition winners: 2013 Mobile Photography Awards People Category Winners | The Mobile Photography Awards.
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.