On the 23rd May 2021 I was thrilled to be awarded Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation.
It all started during lockdown 1 early in 2020. I have been creating my own versions of Goddess imagery for a few years now with the ultimate aim of combining them all into my own fantasy narrative. This would mean a departure from the usual "stand alone" type image which I create to arranging them into a coherent panel specified by the awarding body.
Having my synopsis at the ready and with the help of my fabulous mentor Gabriel O'Shaughnessy FIPF FRPS MFIAP EFIAP/g I created the Awarded Panel of 20 images in two rows. Whilst the story is not important in this case it was the basis for making a coherent panel of images. The title is "A Prophecy of Dragons".
On 23rd May 2021 via the ZOOM platform I was able to watch the panel being assessed live by 8 Fellows of the Irish Federation - and I have never been more nervous in my life except for when i took my driving test! Of course I don't know who voted for the panel but who could resist it when Bill Power FIPF EFIAP/p MPSA ARPS called it "Delicious" and Ross McKelvey MPAGB MFIAP FIPF EFIAP/p FBPE argued beautifully its merits. Dom Reddin FIPF who assessed the prints was equally enthusiastic thankfully ... note here that the paper it was printed on was a Fine Art Baryta which snobbishly sounds much more professional than "semi gloss" : )
From here I am hooked on creating panels and have another in the pipeline which I am also excited about so I'm keeping everything tightly crossed.
All my images are created from photographs taken by myself including all textures, overlays and bespoke brushes.