I wanted to capture the relentless light of the Irish people that cut through 800 years of oppression.
This photograph, of a prison cell, was taken in Kilmainham Gaol with an iPhone.
I used the keyhole of the cell door to frame the mattress and draw the viewer into the cell. I wanted to capture the key light meeting the mattress - the light of
the Irish people in the midst of oppression.
I metered from where the light meets the mattress to darken the image. I did this by touching and holding the phone screen at this point until the phone automatically adjusted.
In photoshop, I increased the contrast and adjusted to create a black and white image to exaggerate the intensity between light and dark, hope and despair, and draw out the dire mood of the cell.