I started this blog as a way of publishing short writings on photography theory texts that I had to do as part of this course, which I was doing at NCAD Dublin, but now I am using it as a way of documenting and developing an ongoing photography project I am working on. The project is called Stages and the basic concept is pretty simple – long exposure photographs taken at gigs. By long exposures I mean exposures of the order of minutes – anything from 3 minutes upwards to 15 or 20. Generally I try and make each exposure the length of a song in order to try and answer these sorts of questions: Is it possible to take a photograph of song? If so, what would it look like?
All the images are shot with a large format 4×5 film camera, stuck on a tripod which is set up on a balcony at the back of the venue. I then scan the negatives for display on the web and/or printing. I am always on the lookout for new places and events at which to shoot these pictures and am willing to travel to do so. All suggestions in this regard are more than welcome.