Some photos from Aoife Hester's exhibition opening "Wicklow Wanderings: Lockdown Landscapes" which took place in Signal Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon 26th June.
This exhibition was formed as a direct result of the circumstances created from Covid 19 and spending large amounts of time exploring my 5k radius. I have always appreciated Bray and I would have often taken photos within the area over the years. However, when I found myself embracing the slower pace of life from around March of 2020, I started to really take more photos while I was out for my walks.
Aoife Hester is a Bray-based photographer who specialises in landscapes, time-lapse photography and photo manipulation. Aoife started to experiment with tilt-shift photography in the summer of 2014, taking advantage and making use of the vibrant, busy scenes on the seafront as the Summer Festival was in full swing. Tilt-Shift photography, works very well when used to capture busy scenes with lots of people, colour and movement. The busy, colourful carnival rides, market stalls, marquee tents, cars and people helped to create the photographs which lead on to inspire this exhibition.