IGPOTY ‘Beautiful Gardens’

Delighted to have placed second in the ‘Beautiful Gardens’ category of International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) – Competition 15. I am in very good company with stunning photographs from so many amazing international photographers. Check out all the winners here.

This photograph was taken in one of my favorite places in Dublin – Airfield Estate Gardens. The walled garden in spring and summer always has such an amazing floral display – thanks to Head Gardener Colm O’Driscoll and his team at Airfield Estate. Capturing the walled garden backlit by some late afternoon sun really conveys the floral abundance of early summer.

‘Abundance’ at Airfield Estate Gardens

You can catch a large format outdoor exhibition at Kew Gardens this month, with all winners (including the above!) displayed & after that there will be traveling exhibitions and book!

Delighted to see features on the winning photos (including the above!) on the BBC website and in Professional Photo Magazine.

Balletproject[d] at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Working and collaborating with creatives is one of the privileges and joys of dance photography. So it was wonderful to work with Lauren Speirs, a choreographer based in Dublin, from Balletproject[d]. In October 2019 Balletproject[d] performed ‘Grey Matter’ comprising 2 pieces ‘Rational Creatures’ and ‘Ensnared’ in the historic Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, Ireland. A mix of classical and contemporary dance with a very talented group of international dancers, the Irish audience was in for a treat! Such a bonus to support an all-female team of creatives too! I look forward to their next performances.

Choreography ‘Rational Creatures’ @elspeirsy / ‘Ensnared’ : @elspeirsy in collaboration with @fiona.kania
Creative Director: @balletprojectd
Dancers: @elspeirsy @nicoledanse @alicia_fish17 @claudes_n @erinmfla
Lighting : #lianneoshea
Ballet Master : @justjanesy