Day 166 of Project Portrait, another slice from my Ireland trip. Next up we have Kelly Martin - who was from a town nearby called Killybegs.
Kelly is she tells me a bit of a dreamer. She gets lost in things, places, books, ideas, and I really wanted to explore that here.
At first, being in Ireland I was thinking of awaiting for some fog to turn up - as it had done every day I was there - but sadly, after much traipsing through bogs (they have a lot of that too) it was this truck, seemingly abandoned full of thatch reeds that I thought would make the basis of this photo.
Kelly is the girl from Donegal. She's started her training to be a nurse, she's involved in charity, plays sports, sees friends, aspires to all the things most of us reach for in their early 20s.
There was also a shyness to Kelly as well. A quiet, thoughtful nature, that if it wasn't for my constant nattering and comments on how much water was in my shoes, I would have got to see a bit more.
Kelly was fostered as a baby, but has known her biological parents for most of her life. It's a subtle and nuanced issue, that I can imagine gives someone a very different outlook on life.
So for this portrait I wanted to try and shoot her somewhere different. Somewhere I haven't seen before - a truck full of reeds - with someone with a different view on life and family, and someone from a part of the world I feel I only scratched the surface of.
So this is Kelly, from Donegal. Sat, on some reeds, under a flyover. I'll leave it up to you to imagine what might be on her mind.
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