Cork Heart

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I wanted to capture the artistic soul of Cork Ireland, splashed onto the layers of the city’s history.

I knelt down to achieve a more engaging point of view. Once a majority of the pedestrians has passed, I angled the lens away from the traffic on the left. I aimed to capture the building from the 1700s on the right, through to the very modern glass building in the far left corner.

The layers of history are captured in the buildings panning from right to left, the post box from the 1940s in the foreground and the very modern infrastructure. Then, in the chest of the image is the city’s artistic heart - a piece of its numerous street art, loud, colourful and uplifting.

I altered the image to black and white and created the colour pop in Photoshop. I could not bring myself to crop.