On a personal level, 2015 proved to be a remarkable year. I rediscovered my joy for photography. Something that had waned during years prior. Over the course of the year I began taking photos using 120 and 35mm film in conjunction with my trusty Nikon DSLR. I also amassed a, now out of control, collection of film cameras and even invested in some broken (and now repaired by my fair hands!) Super 8 cameras, film stock and even a Super 8 projector, which I am in the process of restoring.
At the tail end of last year (no pun intended), the marketing department at my place of work announced a photo competition open to employees across our global offices. Being a bit of a keen shutterfreak I grabbed my DSLR and sped off toward County Wicklow, wife and mutt in tow, to see what I could capture of Ireland. A wonderful, emerald jewel in the European crown. Studded with crustations of austerity and liberal quantities of thick, yeasty stout!