Monday, 25 June 2012

Telling Tales...

When I was growing up in Dublin, it was a big treat to go to the movies. Back then, in the Seventies it was movies like Jaws, Star Wars, Enter The Dragon, the list could go on and on... that captured my attention. I was able to lose myself in the story, I would identify with the main character and always save the girl! I was always hooked by the fantastic posters! The colours, the way images blended into one another, amazing.


I have always been into stories, either watching movies or reading books. As I have said before, one photograph is not enough for me; I have to take 3 or 4 and I always want it to tell a story. Often this means literally 2 or 3 photographs. A great example of this is the amazinphotographer Duane Michels, he manages to tel quirky and interesting stories with his pictures. He often presents them in the wrong order and the story is totally different!


Getting back to what I like to do; it has become easier since I joined NAPP, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. The learning I have had in the last six months has been phenominal, and coupled with the great books produced by Kelby Media, I now have the skills to produce my own 'movie' posters. The tell little stories that I have in my head... Enjoy


  1. Absolutely superb! Way to go mate. Loving seeing what you've done with your pictures here...thoroughly good stuff :)

    Thanks for sharing,

  2. Hey Glyn thanks for the kind words, I couldn't have done it without your help over the last few years!

  3. Damn fine work Noel, love the movie poster looks and your text additions really give you another facet to telling the story you had in your mind. Some really good PS work there too