Presidents Cup 2014

St Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 Sligo Rovers

Day 365 Project 365 Photo

Mission Accomplished and all 365 Photos now taken and uploaded. When I started this I knew it would be a challenge and in the last few weeks it certainly has been because of work and college but I have managed to finish project off. So as the sun sets on 2013 and we get ready to welcome in 2014 a photo of the sunset seems very appropriate.

Will have a few days off work, college and taking photos before I decide if I will do something different for 2014. Hope everyone enjoyed the images as much as I have enjoyed taking them. Have a lovely and happy 2014 everyone.

Day 365 Sunset to End Year

Famous Photographers – Steve McCurry

Famous Photographers – Steve Mc Curry

One of my earliest inspirations as a photographer was Steve McCurry. It was one of his most famous photographs that appeared on the cover of National Geographic in June 1985, the striking portrait of a young Afghan Girl. I have already done a little article on my blog about the photo and it is still one of the most famous National Geographic covers ever. My previous post about this photo can be found HERE

Steve McCurry image for National Geographic of young Afghan Girl

Steve McCurry image for National Geographic of young Afghan Girl

Born in 1950 in the USA, McCurry career really took off when he travelled into Afghanistan from Pakistan just before the Soviet Invasion in the mid 1980’s. His photographs from that time were some of the first to show the world images from within Afghanistan during the conflict. I have travelled to Africa in my previous job, photographing villages in Chad and Liberia as well as United Nations Peacekeeping troops and I always found the images captured by Steve Mc Curry as a guide to what I was trying to capture, get my images to tell a story.

As a photographer with National Geographic, some of the images taken are truly a great inspiration for any budding or professional photographer. With awards the world over Steve McCurry has to be one of the most iconic photographers of the 20th century.

Photographer Steve McCurry

Photographer Steve McCurry

I consider McCurry as one of the leading ‘storyteller’ photographers. A photo journalist, a documentary photographer, a photographer that always tries to get the human side to any job he covers. Reading from the press kit on his own website, one of McCurry’s inspirations was the topic of my first  Famous Photographers article – Henri Cartier-Bresson. I can only dream to be in the company of photographic greats like these two men.

For more reading on Steve McCurry a press kit is available from his website. Press Kit

Steve McCurry Website

Steve McCurry on Magnum Photo

 

St Patrick’s Athletic – Richmond Park

St Patrick’s Athletic – Richmond Park