Sunday, March 07, 2010


The first project I did for college, and pretty much the first organised photo-project I ever did, was on the scrapyard at the Galway docks. I'd been fascinated for years with the cranes and the metal, but never stuck around too long or got too close to take some proper photos. During the course of the (13 hour) workday I managed to get into the cabs of a couple of the cranes and spent 15 minutes on the scrap boat itself, which was ace...

This is the guy who surreptitiously let me on board the boat, then told me to get off cos the captain was on his way back.

Up in the cab, leaning out the window, the noise was incredible.