Contributing Photographer: Colin Aherne

Contributing Photographer: Colin Aherne

Currently based in Cork, Ireland, Colin is working on personal photography projects, while editing an online photozine called Howl and working as festival coordinator for Cork Photo.
Here he is in his own words…

 

Contributing Photographer: Colin Aherne
Contributing Photographer: Colin Aherne

My work stems from a need to always have a camera in my pocket. It is a study of both connection, through a personal look at relationships, and location; the effect a geographical location can have on emotions and behaviours, and using this as a means of identifying oneself more closely.

Info on the photos:

Friday the 13th of November was my first time visiting Paris. I was excited to see a city I felt I already knew through films, songs, photographs, and couldn’t wait to take it all in. After dropping my bag I did what I always do when in a new place alone, go for a walk, get a coffee, see where the city leads me. This walk took in Bastille to Grand Palais with many detours along the way and a final visit to Paris Photo. Afterwards I went for a beer and got the metro back to my hostel with the decision to go out for the night.

While I was going for a shower the city changed. My phone seemed like it was on constant vibrate with messages from friends and family checking in on me. I felt confused and slowly pieced the messages together to realise what had happened. I took a photo of my bed and stayed there for the night finishing off countless conversations, the same conversations that must have been happening all over the city that night.

 

For more of Colin’s work check out his website or follow him on Instagram 

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