Get Featured: Colin Aherne
Some fine Monochrome work from Ireland, as Colin shares some of his work with us. Come and have a look.
Hello, my name is Colin and I am 28 years old. Born in Cork, Ireland where I am currently living and working.
I think I was pretty late in getting into photography. Been taking photos for about four years now, starting in 2010 when i was 24/25. Had a vague interest when I was younger but it was a trip to Helsinki that really got me. Saw an exhibition by Finnish photographer Jari Silomäki in the Kiasma museum and I was hooked. Got home mid-August and applied very late for the photography course in Cork. Luckily I got in and started in September.
After a brief fling with digital in the beginning, I’ve been shooting film ever since. My go-to camera at the moment is my Fed 4, picked it up very cheap on a trip to Vilnius, Lithuania last year. I regularly use a Nikon F75 as well, loaded with colour if the Fed has b/w and vice versa. For colour I use Kodak Portra 160 and for b/w Ilford HP5. I also shoot quite a bit of polaroid and instax film.
With my photography I like to work in a relaxed way, simple and personal. I take photos as I go and later edit them together into little collections, based on a place, a person, a relationship or some connection to thoughts of my childhood.
I guess the best thing for me about photography is seeing a photo for the first time (whether my own or someone else’s) and to still get that feeling. To be really blown away by it, similar to hearing something in a song or when everything comes together in a movie. It kind of makes me feel like I know what I’m doing with myself. It makes me very happy.
The photos shown here come from a series called ‘I just wanted to make you feel at home’. They are a mix of images taken in the house I grew up in, where my parents still live, and from other places I’ve lived and visited. No matter where I am, the idea of home never changes for me. It will always be that house with my parents and two brothers.
Outside of making my own work, I’ve recently started a curating project called ‘Howl’, which serves as a means of promoting various photographic projects from both established and emerging photographers. To start, projects will be promoted online accompanied by a mini-interview with each photographer, with the aim of producing a regular printed zine down the line. For more information and if anyone would like to submit some work please visit http://howlzine.tumblr.com/ and on facebook https://www.facebook.com/howlphotographyzine.
Thanks very much for your time.
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Thanks for sharing your work with us Colin.
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