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Really enjoying my new profession as a photographer. Here is a quick selection of some of my favourite shots since taking the leap in June. Many thanks to the people who have also taken a leap of faith and hired me. You know who you are. Thank you. For more of my work, please visit http://seanhayesphotography.format.com

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Festival faces. Vfestival 2016. Hylands Park. Chelmsford. UK © Sean Hayes

 

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Maxi Jazz. Lead vocalist of British electronica band Faithless at the 2016 Vfestival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK. Client: Roseanna Burns, Paul Stafford Virgin Media UK © Sean Hayes

 

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Ricky Wilson. Lead vocalist of English indie band Kaiser Chiefs at the 2016 Vfestival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK. Client: Roseanna Burns, Paul Stafford Virgin Media UK © Sean Hayes

 

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Car’n’Stuff Campaign – “iPad Geek” Creative Team: Trista Vincent, Declan Byrne. Agency: RMG Dublin Client: Liberty Insurance Ireland © Sean Hayes

 

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Car’n’Stuff Campaign – “Guitarist” Creative Team: Trista Vincent, Declan Byrne. Agency: RMG Dublin Client: Liberty Insurance Ireland © Sean Hayes

 

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An honorable Chelsea Pensioner I photographed in London last year . Thank you Sir.

Link to winners: http://www.ippawards.com/2016-winners-portrait/

 

 

 

British artist Tacita Dean alludes to a quality about film that we have all but forgotten in our digitised world, namely, the artistic necessity of gestation. The immediacy that digital affords the creative process has diminished the value of an ‘interval of time’ between start and finish; where mistakes can be made, flaws are seen and incorporated, and the chemistry allowed to surprise. Digital crushes time by being efficient and economical. Digital leaves nothing to chance by banishing the ‘not knowing’ part of creativity that’s an essential ingredient of image making. Our so-called modern world demands clarity, conviction, conciseness, confidence and cost control – digital delivers all these digital left brain qualities. Ambiguity and doubt are the domain of the analog right brain – and that is where interesting things are made. Nuance.

 

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3 Honorable Mentions at the 5th Annual MPA © Sean Hayes

What a nice weekend. thx you @reservoir_dan and @mobilephotoawards and the ‪#‎mobilephotography‬ community for reminding me why I love doing what I do. 3 Honourable mentions in the Black and White, Portraits and Photo Journalism categories. Congrats to all the winners and runner-ups.

Link: http://mobilephotoawards.com/2015-mpa-results/

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

I was invited by Virgin Media UK to be the Instagrammer for the Vfestival 2015; an annual music festival held in England during the last weekend in August. I was responsible for the ‘live feed’ of images documenting the festivities over a two day period. I was also supplied with a brilliant new smartphone camera by sponsor LG called the G4. These photographs are a selection of the images posted from the LGG4 direct to Virgin Media’s Instagram account. All images were shot in camera without further processing unless otherwise stated in the accompanying text. All photographs © Sean Hayes 2015. If you would like to see more of my mobile photography work from this festival, please visit: http://instavfestival.tumblr.com

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

© Mike Segar/Reuters

© Mike Segar/Reuters

As a good Irishman I couldn’t possibly let our national holiday go by without a mention. St.Patrick’s Day has, in recent years, turned into a parody of itself with only the faintest vestige remaining of the religious origins of the festival. “Irishness”, like St.Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Mother’s/Father’s Day; Secretaries Day etc., has now been reduced to just another greeting card commodity that can and has been exported around the world everywhere from Kazakhstan to Las Vegas and Helsinki to Hong Kong. Ireland as marketing myth. Irish Journalist, Ian O’Doherty, sums up succinctly my feelings about our national day with his usual acerbic wit in today’s Irish Independent newspaper: 

“Tis a time to be proud to be Irish and if you’re a tourist, visiting our fair isle, remember that on this day, nobody is a stranger. They’re just someone who hasn’t punched you yet.”

Quite. Top o’ the mornin’ to ya – especially to all of those waking up with a clear head this morning. But as Dean Martin said “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”

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Link to photo essay: St Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world – in pictures | Life and style | The Guardian.

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For those who love London. Love great Photography. Love talented photographers. This is the blog for you.

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