Thursday, October 14, 2010

New prints up in Nails gallery in Bristol

I am very very proud of these. A huge thanks to Steve at Nails gallery for giving me this opportunity. You're a top man Steve!
















Thursday, September 9, 2010

Temple Naga in Battambang, Cambodia


I never cease to find it amazing that a Religion such as Theravada Buddhism has the five headed serpent King of the Naga's Mucha lucha as one of its central figures. In seems that as the Buddhist philosophy migrated through eastern India and into South East Asia it picked up elements of Hinduism. One would assume that if said migration took place over land say over many generations it would of passed through Nagaland. However some linguistic and cultural evidence seems to suggest a connection with the central Pacific cultures. Perhaps the ideas went the opposite direction

Monday, August 16, 2010

Afternoon light in Guirys



Friday, July 2, 2010

My first film project 'Billy the Kid'

Billy the Kid from Darragh Mason Field on Vimeo.


Billy McGowan contracted Polio from the Polio vaccine he received as a two year old. The consequences of this 'accident' have dominated the events his life since.

He spent the majority of the 1970's in various institutions across the UK and Ireland suffering from Bipolar disorder and recovering from many operations on his affected leg. Despite the great pain he has endured one thing has consistently been by his side; Music. In his own words 'Music is a healer'. His encyclopaedic knowledge of music and his fondness for DJing have earned him the nickname 'Billy the Kid'.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Doolough, just west of Louisberg


Doolough valley near Louisberg, site of the Famine walk. The famine walk retraces 'a journey of horror' which local people made through the Doolough Valley on the night and morning of 30-31 March 1849. The immediate cause of the death march was the arrival of two 'commissioners', who were to inspect the people and certify them as paupers, so entitling them to a ration of three pounds of meal each. For some reason the inspection was not made and the hundreds of people were told they must appear at Delphi Lodge (ten miles away) at 7am the following morning. They set out on foot along the mountain road and pathway in cold, wintry conditions, including snowfall. When they arrived at Delphi Lodge, they were refused either food or tickets of admission to the workhouse and so they began their weary return journey. It was on this journey that maybe hundreds of people died.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Slideluck Potshow London II

Delighted to say some of my work was shown at last nights Slideluck Potshow London in Shoreditch last night. There were some great artists screening their work so I'm very proud to have made it along side them. Linkage = .slideluckpotshow.com

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bloomsday, Dublin 2010 Slideshow


Bloomsday 2010 - Images by Darragh Mason Field


Bloomsday 2010 anti bank protesters, Joyce, Ulysses, right wing Catholics and Reporters waiting on news from the feuding Fine Gael camps. Bar four or so all of these shots are outside Dáil Éireann!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Watching over the factory floor


Virgin in the warehouse of the Foxford woollen mills. I got a chance to shoot the inside of the Mills recently (Thanks Joe)and got to document the interesting visual legacy of industry born of religion. In this case the catholic Nuns who were funded by northern Irish Freemasons. A strange mix, even stranger when you consider it was founded in 1892.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sharks head as fishmongers sign in Marrakesh


No idea what kind of Shark this was. But its an attention grabbing sign.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Neon Virgin of Saigon


The beautiful Virgin from Notre Dame cathedral in Ho Chi minh city. One thing I'm very proud of is I got this shot without a tripod. I used my wallet and a packet of smokes. Thankfully there was a marble column for me to place the makeshift heap on otherwise the angle of the shot would be been rubbish.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fighters with trophies



Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blue Vinyl



Monday, May 17, 2010

Billy's crutches and laundry basket.



It's with great delight that I can report this project is back on track. saying that I have a serious amount of work to do editing interview audio files and a few more shots with the man himself.

Just back from Marrakesh and I have to say while I will return to Morocco I doubt I'll spend much time in Marrakesh again. Nice spot but does have the feel of an ancient Temple bar about it combined with similar prices...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Stones to the Sun



Lough Conn with Nephin at Sunset, because I don't have enough photos of Lough Conn or Nephin at all... Joking aside I'm delighted with this. Its part of the series I'm working on of times of transition being a doorway to other worlds. In the Irish (and most European countries to be far) tradition Lakes were often seen as doorways or entrances into the fairy kingdoms. Think of la Morte d'Arthur and the lady of the lake. The Goddess inhabiting the world beneath the surface is not uncommon and I wanted to capture a feeling of magical otherworldliness that captured this idea.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Stairway to heaven and Céad mile fáilte



Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Cross and clock


Monday, April 26, 2010

Underpass


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Jaisalmer; The Golden City






Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Western People Article

Delighted to be in the Western People and thanks to the article I've made some connections regarding the work I want to do with Strawboys



Click the image to embiggen it.




Monday, March 15, 2010

Inverted Kingdom #1

Part of series I'm working on of 'negative' or 'empty' places. This is Lough Conn at Dawn.

This work is an exploration of two themes. The first being the relationship of the observer and the hidden revealing itself and the second the idea of mythological landscape.



Friday, March 12, 2010

Weights





Friday, February 12, 2010

All my shots from three weeks in India

Three weeks in India from Darragh Mason Field on Vimeo.


The music is 'Wolf like me' by Tv on the Radio.




Monday, February 8, 2010

Slievemore grave decorations









More Achill island

I visited Slievemore cemetery on Achill island looking for more subjects for my graveside decoration project. The area of Slievemore is famous for (rather morbidly) for a deserted village.

The shells of over fifty homes dot the mountainside. The area itself has seen human occupation for 5000 years an several megalithic sites are found just beyond the village. The story of the areas depopulation surrounds a terminal decline that began in great famine in the 1840's and ended when poverty and emigration combined with severity of life on an Island in the north west Atlantic finished the job.







Thursday, February 4, 2010

Old Blind man in Vashishtha





Thursday, January 14, 2010

Being twisted


Guru Charan Singh putting one of his wrestlers through the wringer in training at his Akhara. I was expecting some of the same treatment turning up to take photos for a few days but thankfully they only made me lift weights. You can find the full set here



Haveli inside Jaisalmer fort