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George McManus is a photographer and electrician based in Dublin.
Here are some words he wrote about the images he took in Fanore:
Its hard to see beyond the landscape, its right there, in your face.
You feel obliged to reflect that, its vastness, its isolation.
Yet i wonder looking and thinking back to the west, how much does the landscape come to define the people of the mind scape of the people,
for whom it is an everyday backdrop to their lives?
When I shot these I wanted to distance myself from the view, try to imply a feeling
rather than the 'terrible' beauty of the landscape overwhelming our sense's and lead to a idea of understanding.
That of a rugged landscape, a hardy people, emotionally isolated from each other.. an outsider looking in and reading what he/she wants to see.
We all have the landscapes that surround us from where we grew up.
How much of these come to define us, or come to define our notion of home, the familiar, the other, the strange the exotic?
Check his work out at georgemcmanus.blogspot.com