"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since."
-Salvador Dali

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Icarus in the Boundless Sky

after lines from Ovid

Carey Scott Wilkerson

Above late sleep
in Asia Minor
our man in the poem has begun
his cycle of research
and development.
These Minotauric arts of imprisonment and escape
have become an exegetical enterprise more vast
and comprehensive than his dreams of  oblivion
                                       (endlessly looping
                                       geo-thermal convections
                                       and charming burlesques
                                       of modal logic)
Reeling thus over the horizon
and encumbered
with familial tensions, he is held
under a father’s voice,
tyrannies and admonitions
                                       (whispered intimations of
                                       some operatic dénoument)
He has become the patron revenant of
self-reflexive schemes in tragic repetition.
Forever discovering his life,
he has learned to sound out
the diacriticals
by a
flock of dilettante gulls
by the
ghosting Ba Bird,
silent archaeopteryx,
memory of a name.

Carey is the author of Ars Minotaurica and Threading Stone
art by owlwise12


Claire Adelfang

1. Alcove

2. Labyrinthe

3. Mur D’eau


Kevin Lucbert

(Source: kevinlucbert)


JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?

KEVIN GRIFFIN: Centre forward for Chelsea FC, I still do.

JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?

KG: Well I saw the movie Drive recently, it was beautifully shot. I am inspired by the fact that there are events such as Photoireland that each year promote Irish and international photography so well.

JC: What are you up to right now?

KG: I have been distributing and promoting my new book, Omey Island “Last Man Standing”. It is self published, this enabled me to put together the book i initially set out to do. The book tells the story of Pascal Whelan a former world renowned stuntman who spent his working life travelling the globe performing in movies and live shows. However on one fateful day a member of his stunt team was tragically killed, this finished Pascals career and he returned to his childhood home on Omey Island. I am about to embark on a couple of advertising commissions, I have also been asked to visit and photograph a few other islands off the irish coast for the independent newspaper.

JC: Have you had mentors along the way?

KG: I haven’t really had any mentors however there are a lot of photographers I respect, Don McCullin, Raymond Moore, John Davies and Peter Fraser are a just a few that spring to mind.

JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?

KG: I am based in my home town, Clifden, Ireland. It is one of the most westerly points in Europe - it is good for me to shoot in the area I live, I think enables me to get below the surface of the subject.

JC: One piece of advice to photography graduates?

KG: Just to shoot plenty and learn from each picture you take, ask yourself how can a picture be improved, I have returned to the same picture time and again to try and capture a better shot. Picture taking can be an awkward process & a difficult process.

JC: If all else fails - what is your plan B?

KG: If the photography fails I think I would try making films, it is more accessible these days with the technology now available.

JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community?

KG: Yes very much so. I’m lucky that here in the West of Ireland the creative community is thriving, Clifden has an annual arts festival which is second to none. Although I don’t discuss photography that often there is always a word of encouragement to be had locally.


(Source: Flickr / abereswar)

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