I noticed a small group of tourists around Temple Bar that were standing outside one of the many pubs along the strip. There was a tour guide talking to them about the well known drinking area. I’m sure you’ve seen I have photographed this bearded elderly man many times but he was a great character to watch.
He was mingling among the group while they were listening to the tour guide. As he was walking though them he was shaking their hands and I felt as if he was welcoming them to the country. I wanted to see if I could capture one of the moments he was shaking someones hand. I think I took 4 shots of this simple street scene and bingo got the best of the four which was this photo. I focused on the two men and recomposed my shot. The bearded man was shaking this guys hand while patting him on his shoulder but he didn’t seem to want a bit of him as you can see clearly in the photo he was trying to listen intently to the tour guide.
A simple moment but I love everything that was captured in the scene. The woman in the front smiling and laughing, the people in the middle looking towards the guide, the gesture between the two men and the guy in the background with the hat looking with amusement at the bearded man shaking everyones hand.
A selection of photos from Dublin based photographer, Shane Lynam. His series “Fifty High Seasons,” looks at a stretch of French coastline between Montpellier and Perpignan which was renovated during the 1960’s. More below. … Continue reading →
Selektor issue 2 artist Shane Lynam featured on Booooooom with his series 50 High Seasons