KPS members were treated to a truly inspiring presentation from Gabriel O’Shaughnessy, MFIAP, FIPF, FRPS, EFIAP/b in the Pembroke Kilkenny last Thursday night,13th, October, 2016. Our thanks to Gabriel for travelling down to us, which was surprisingly his first visit to our society but we are already eagerly looking forward to his next visit. It was a very inspirational evening with some truly inspiring photography for all our membership to enjoy.
Gabriel presented fine art photographic prints ranging from delicate still life images, spectacular portraits and sublime landscapes. Gabriel explained in great detail his creative process, from his storyboarding of images for his composites, to his attention to detail in his post processing and his printing processes. It was a fantastic, funny and energetic presentation delivered with infectious enthusiasm that engaged, I am sure, the entire membership. The quality of his imagery surely makes him one of the top photographers in Ireland today. Many of the sublime and beautiful images which Gabriel presented to a packed meeting room have already won him many awards and medals both nationally and internationally. Gabriel kindly donated some of his beautiful images to the society which were greatly received by our raffle winners on the night.
Mark Desmond LIPF – P.R.O. Kilkenny Photographic Society