tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:/posts David Ruffles 2018-11-12T07:15:35Z tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1303067 2018-07-14T10:16:55Z 2018-07-14T10:16:55Z Awkward Sheep

Heres a set of photographs from "Sheep 2018 Farm to Fork" in Teagasc, Athenry.  

A domesticated ruminant mammal with a thick woolly coat and (typically only in the male) curving horns. It is kept in flocks for its wool or meat, and is proverbial for its tendency to follow others in the flock.

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1192240 2017-09-19T10:31:55Z 2017-10-03T10:49:44Z Personal Best for the Farmers Journal in 2017

Heres my pick of photographs from the jobs I shot for the The Irish Farmers Journal over the past year. They show the variety of work and range of farming in the west of Ireland.

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1133009 2017-02-21T10:27:22Z 2017-02-21T10:27:22Z DSLR Video for Irish Country Magazine


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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1096446 2016-10-06T13:07:22Z 2016-10-06T13:07:48Z Work for The Farmers Journal

Summer 2016 Carol Dunne, Picture Editor at the Farmers Journal (http://www.farmersjournal.ie/)invited me to work for them in The West. Heres a few shots from the past few months.

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1037245 2016-04-20T07:53:23Z 2018-01-15T17:15:01Z Paddy D'Arcy's Mural of Stephen Concannon, DubCulture Ireland

Artist Paddy D'Arcy created this mural of DubCulture Ireland founder DJ Steve Concannon.

This work can be seen on the canal walk near Dominick Street, Galway.

The high resolution files below can be downloaded for free.

More about Paddy D'Arcy

http://www.newirishart.com/irish-artists/paddy-darcy-artist.htm

http://www.saatchiart.com/scannerdarcy

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1024838 2016-04-04T12:31:57Z 2018-11-12T07:15:35Z Samuel Booths Co Ltd, Brassfounder, Cheapside, Birmingham, UK

Always a family business, Samuel Booth Co Ltd, Cheapside, Birmingham first started manufacturing gaslight and water fittings in the latter half of the 19th century. The premises were in a merchants house in Cheapside, B,ham this was expanded and extended to adjacent Bradford Street becoming a self contained manufacturing unit. The raw materials were delivered and finished products left the dispatch dept, all research and development/design was done in-house.

My connection with Booths is that my dad, three of his brothers, their wives, my brother and myself all worked at Booths at some point since 1952. Whilst studying for my MA in Photography (1998) I undertook to re-visit Booths and spent 2 days shooting there. The photographs show the heavy industry in Birmingham and hint at the very direct humour and character of the workforce shown in their reaction to the camera and in the graffiti on signs and walls of their workplace."

The photographs were all taken with Nikon F and F2 cameras using 24mm, 50mm and 85mm lenses.
The film used was Kodak Tri-X and Fuji Neopan 400
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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1004744 2016-03-01T17:01:52Z 2016-03-01T17:01:52Z Supermacs Galway Plaza

Work for Supermacs Galway Plaza, Kiltullagh, Co Galway.

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/991909 2016-02-12T14:02:46Z 2018-01-15T17:01:50Z Professor Harry Smith PDF

PDF version of a short book of photographs of Microbiologist, Prof Harry Smith at Birmingham University Medical School, 1998.

Shot on Fuji Neopan 400 with a 2.8 Rolleiflex.

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/989495 2016-02-09T12:50:02Z 2016-02-09T13:29:15Z Clarenbridge Oyster Festival 2002

There are two Oyster Festivals in County Galway each year one is in the village of Clarenbridge the other in Galway City.

These images are from the Clarenbridge Festival Sept 2002 there's more emphasis on the fate of the oysters than the attending "Punters".

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/976719 2016-01-23T12:53:07Z 2018-01-15T16:58:01Z Easyfix Equine Brochure Work

Easyfix, (http://www.easyfix.ie/ ) Ballinasloe, Co Galway commissioned me to shoot most of their new Equine Brochure. 

Heres a few pages and a few stills.






This is the final PDF Brochure.
(Racing photography not by D. Ruffles except for page no 13)
Page 25 not D. Ruffles
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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/922640 2015-10-27T01:57:37Z 2015-10-27T01:58:03Z "From the Big House to The Bungalows"

An Exhibition of Photographs of Kilcornan House, the adjacent Bungalow Village and Demesne. 

Since April 2015 I've worked with The Brothers of Charity Services to document Kilcornan House, life in the Bungalow Village and Kilcornan Demesne.

The Brothers of Charity Services, here since the 1950’s are now going through a period of great change. Our aim is to document these changes using still photography, audio and video against the “backdrop” of the Redington Estate in Clarenbridge, Co Galway.

This Exhibition of still photographs can be viewed in the Swimming Pool complex at Kilcornan House, Clarenbridge, Co Galway. Open during office hours weekdays and weekends 9am-5pm.


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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/871806 2015-06-21T09:08:24Z 2015-06-22T18:12:29Z Suzie Gwyn-Jones, Lough Cutra Castle, Gort, IRL

Feature photographs of castle owner Suzie Gwyn-Jones, Lough Cutra, Gort. Portraits shot for Lesley Emerson of PR West http://www.prwest.ie/

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/870061 2015-06-20T12:40:17Z 2015-06-20T15:53:23Z Autism Assistance Dogs, Ireland

I was asked by Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland to produce photographs for a press release. The release image chosen is below, under this are a few others I shot from the dogs point of view.


http://galwayindependent.com/20150612/news/galway-boy-and-autism-assistance-dog-to-feature-on-tv3-S56300


Press Release

Dogs View

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/845696 2015-04-23T18:08:27Z 2015-08-19T14:50:15Z Kilcornan House, Clarenbridge, Co Galway.

Kilcornan House was originally owned by the Redington family during the 19th century. The Brothers of Charity Services took over the property in the 1950's to provide care to individuals in the local community. The house still has many of the Redington family's fixtures and fittings and these are "layered" with modern contemporary furniture and equipment of a large charitable organization. 

This ongoing photographic investigation serves to document this changing process throughout the old house and its demesne.

Black and White Film

Colour

People

Video






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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/840365 2015-04-14T01:41:00Z 2015-04-14T01:41:00Z Leaf Skeletons

I found these leaf skeletons fixed in the frost on a garden table. I used a 60mm Macro-Elmarit (Leitz) mounted via an adapter on one of my Canon 5D mk2's. The disc like out of focus patterns occur when using this lens wide open at f2.8.

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/811686 2015-02-14T09:17:45Z 2015-02-14T09:17:45Z Rolls Royce Dealer, Moseley, Birmingham 1982

There used to be a Rolls Royce Dealer in Moseley Village, Birmingham (Opposite the Bulls Head Pub). I asked to photograph inside the showroom one Saturday morning September 1982. Looking at the negatives now I'm intrigued by the patterned carpet under the wheels of these iconic vehicles.


Technical details, Mamiya RB67, Ilford HP5 rated at 650 iso dev in Microphen developer. Nikkormat FT3 28mm Nikkor using Ilford XP2 film.

Tripod-of course!

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/750003 2014-10-02T11:00:55Z 2014-10-02T11:01:07Z "Boom House" Aftermath in Rural Ireland

Since the Banking Crash in Ireland many new houses and developments were left unfinished heres a few in rural locations.

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/739920 2014-09-11T07:00:39Z 2014-09-11T07:05:36Z Galway People for The Sunday Business Post

Galway Entrepeneurs and Political figures for a series of Sunday Business Post features. 

See below for who's who


Siblings Natalie and Eoin McCambridge, http://www.mccambridges.com/

John McGuire, inventor of Game Golf http://www.gamegolf.com/products/en-ie/gamegolf 

Cáit Curran, Biodynamic and Organic Grower http://homepage.eircom.net/~galwaymarket/fruitandflowers.htm

Derek Nolan, Labour TD http://www.labour.ie/dereknolan/

Simon Heaslip, Director, Connacht Rugby http://www.connachtrugby.ie/splash/ 

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/727219 2014-08-14T08:51:42Z 2014-08-14T08:53:35Z Blue Brick, Red Paint & Sawdust

Len Horton's Butchers Shop was on the Alum Rock Road, Saltley, Birmingham. The premises were originally built as a butchers and date back to the 19th century. Len took over the business from being an apprentice in 1942 he retired on Valentines Day (Feb 14th) 1998.

These photographs were taken with a primitive Kodak DC40 digital camera, the quality is low compared to modern cameras. As part of an exploration into digital photography this was my first documentary study using this technology. Titled "Blue Brick, Red Paint & Sawdust" this work formed part of the work for my MA degree at BIAD, Birmingham. UK. Birmingham Central Library Photographic Archive have a digital copy their collection.


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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/724666 2014-08-08T08:12:04Z 2014-08-08T08:14:06Z One Shot from The Galway Race Festival 2014

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/708545 2014-06-28T16:15:27Z 2014-06-29T20:50:25Z Birmingham Pub Rock 1980's Where are They Now?

At the suggestion of Jennie Ricketts (http://www.jenniericketts.com/ ) I have begun to contact musicians and people I photographed during the 80's Pub Rock era in Birmingham to shoot a collection of portraits contrasting their images from nearly thirty four years ago with the present. This is Nik Lloyd shot at the Hare & Hounds, King's Heath, 2014 and his photograph from The Railway, Curzon St, 1981.

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/704979 2014-06-20T08:43:33Z 2014-06-20T08:43:34Z Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Images from the RSCI, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin.


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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/697032 2014-05-28T09:02:49Z 2014-05-28T09:02:50Z Mods 1979, Birmingham

Whilst working through my negatives from late 70/80's I discovered this shot. I was photographing Blues band "No Faith" at rehearsal in the Lozells Leisure Centre, Birmingham, UK, Sept 1979. This group of very young Mods came in to listen and asked me to take a group photograph. Shot on Ilford HP5 with an Exakta RTL1000 camera.

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/687382 2014-05-06T18:42:03Z 2014-05-06T18:46:00Z Western Region Brass and Military Band Festival

Photographs from Western Region Brass and Military Band Festival 4th May 2014. Hosted by St Patricks Brass Band, Galway. The festival is reviving the annual festivals which took place throughout the 80's. Launched in Eyre Square, bands then went The Meyrick Hotel to perform later in the afternoon.

more info here http://www.thebandroom.ie/

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/678296 2014-04-16T21:17:33Z 2014-04-16T21:46:11Z Fintan Connolly and Harley

This is Mr Fintan Connolly of Craughwell, Co Galway with his Harley and Castle.

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/669987 2014-03-31T08:22:54Z 2014-03-31T17:36:17Z Dan Moran, Sheepdog Trainer

Dan Moran, age 96 with "Dell",Co Roscommon, Ireland. Sheepdog Trainer of nearly sixty years experience.

This feature shot for forthcoming story, Dogs Magazine (Berlin)

https://shop.dogs-magazin.de/DE

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/663805 2014-03-14T13:41:35Z 2014-03-14T14:58:50Z Jarlath Fitzgerald, 100 Marathons

Photography for "100 Marathon Runner", Jarlath Fitzgerald's book 

"Loughrea's Marathon Man : How I Ran 100 Marathons all around the world"

I worked in collaboration with Journalist/Writer John Hearne.

See it on Amazon


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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/657734 2014-02-24T17:17:49Z 2014-02-24T17:17:49Z Cois Cladaigh Choral Concert

On February 22nd Cois Cladaigh held a choral concert in aid of the Order of Malta's Ambulance Fund (Craughwell Unit) in Craughwell Church. These photographs were shot at iso 5000 with a Canon 5D mk2 the lighting was very low, using an exposure 25th of a second at F4.

http://coiscladaigh.net/

https://www.facebook.com/omaccraughwell?ref=br_tf

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/655659 2014-02-18T14:00:08Z 2014-02-18T14:00:09Z Front Cover for Business Insider

Front cover shoot for Business Insider Magazine at The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry, UK.

Shows Paul Hetherington, Senior Research Technician in the 3D Modelling Suite.

http://www.insidermedia.com/

http://www.the-mtc.org/resources/3d-sourcing-gives-midlands-manufacturers-global-advantage

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tag:davidruffles.posthaven.com,2013:Post/653565 2014-02-12T08:37:48Z 2014-02-15T09:22:21Z Bord Gais Networks, Tuam

Bord Gais Networks, Tuam handover a newly commissioned Combined Heat and Power Unit (CHP) to Joe Cosgrave, CEO Kingfisher Group. Photographs for press release and editorial.

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