How is Cork changing?

Bryan Person asked me How is Cork changing? Where does your obvious passion for street photography come from?

How is Cork changing?

  • The streets of the city centre are being rebuilt and modernised. The sewage system was overhauled and the River Lee is clean(er) again.
  • There are more cars on the road now than you can “shake a stick at”. Everyone seems to have 2 cars and the best of everything. There’s a huge line of credit coming from the banks.
  • Time was when you could walk around Cork on Sunday afternoons and not see many people, this was less than 10 years. Now Sunday is as busy as any day. There hasn’t been this many people living in Ireland since the famine in the 1840’s. People are actually emigrating to Ireland, not out of Ireland.
  • People are more positive about the future, there are more opportunities out there, but people are just as stressed and unhappy as they’ve always been. Perhaps more so as we’ve become wealthier.

Where does your obvious passion for street photography come from?
The simple answer is “other people”. The long answer expands on that. There are such a variety of people in the world, all going about their own business, all doing mundane things that they don’t give a moment’s thought to but if I capture it then that moment is there forever. That moment relaxing with a cigarette, walking down the street, talking on the phone, or even dancing! I see the moment and grab it before it gets away.

I have a hunger for recording events around me.


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5 Comments

  1. Arctice Reply

    Wow. Sounds awesome. I am currently living in a small town in Kansas (the middle of nowhere, USA), and Cork is the city I plan to move to ASAP. Its nice to know that its being kept up…and that the river is cleaner. I also plan to get a degree in Photography at UCC, and its nice to know that there is plenty of subject matter hopping about.

  2. Mel Reply

    I have a hunger for lots of spicy food! Is that similar? ;)

    http://www.melwhite.net/

  3. Donncha Reply

    Mel – some things never change! I have the same hunger, I’m heading to a Thai restaurant here in Blarney for lunch with Jess shortly!

    http://inphotos.org/

  4. Bryan Person, SendMeToIreland.com Reply

    Donncha:

    Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I’ll link to it on my site. Here’s hoping I’m selected to travel to Ireland, so I can see Cork personally.

    http://www.SendMeToIreland.com

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