Ireland | The New & The Old

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Photographer Enda Burke is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the series ‘Small Town, Big Ambitions’.  To see Enda ’s body of work, click on any image.

 

Car by the sea

 

Ines

 

Nuns on the run

 

Kissing

 

Horses

 

My cousin Luke

 

The series was shot in my hometown in the west of Ireland.  Our hometown has the reputation of being called the ‘graveyard of ambition’ and I wanted to turn this on its head.  It’s why I chose the title Small town, Big ambitions. I utilized humor, color vibrancy and youth as part of the story.

The project is a mixture of portraiture staged photography and street photography.  I think it’s important for photographers to switch lanes when it comes to genres. I wanted to incorporate this ethos into the series.

I also wanted to explore the lines between fact and fiction. The vast majority of the people in the series are family members and friends.

The series is peppered with Catholic symbolism.  I wanted to incorporate the remnants of Catholicism that we still see in my home city I wanted to bridge old Ireland with new Ireland.

The project was all about finding beauty in the mundane and exploring how colors can become marvels in monotonous settings.

 

Angelina

 

Legs

 

Air

 

All images and text © Enda Burke

 

 

See also:

Homebound

By Enda Burke

 

 

 

 

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