"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.

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




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.

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!

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/ 

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.