Landscape / portrait / event photographer
My name is Darran. Playing in my “dark room” as a child, I became interested in photography long before I ever owned a camera. In our small downstairs bathroom, I pulled the blind and set to work on developing my choisest work – drawn on paper with crayon. In my early teens, my brother bought me my first camera, a small Olympus compact. Quite a substantial upgrade over my previous equipment.
Since then I’ve been snapping away to my heart’s content. I maintain that the world is too incredible to fit into a frame. Or even, fully, into our own memory. Ever in joyful frustration at this awesome fact, it’s my own attitude to this art that I might hope to occasionally catch a shard and, (hopefully again) catch it well. A small detail, perhaps unnoticed in the scheme of things, to show that beauty can exist in an unexpected place.
I’m not altogether sure if I can properly articulate this, and at risk of sounding like a vague philosopher or someone whos head is away with the artsy fartsy fairies – I firmly hold that any time this occurs is a minor life-changing moment. Not quite to the same calibre of, say, a marriage or a conversion, but it’s significance isn’t negligible. I can say as far as myself, that any time I’ve been struck in awe to think “I did not realise that was so beautiful”, something has ultimately been changed inside. A mark has been left, the opposite of a scar – a small amount of life to take the place of my dulled nature. Beauty has entered in where it previously did not exist and a small conversion has taken place. Something previously poorly known has shown it’s true colours, drawn the mind out of itself and the intellect a step closer to reality.
This is the goal I have in mind with photography and I can’t say that I ever did this, or if ever, that I did it well. But, the possibility of that is precisely what I love about the art and always will.
Be sure to have a look at my recent work. Should you wish to get in touch, be sure to send me a message via the contact page.
Darran organised a professional photo shoot of me with my violin. As an introvert, I was surprised how much I enjoyed the photo shoot which is a compliment to Darran's professionalism, people skills, humour, and energy that inspired me to experiment and not to worry about it. I was very pleased with the result and would highly recommend Darran to others!
Beautiful photography by a very friendly and engaging person. He took pictures at several events I attended and also my graduation pictures. His attention to detail and ability to capture moments are impressive. His editing skills are also excellent and he consistently produces final pieces which are of the highest quality. Would definitely recommend!
Darran is an up-and-coming photographer who, although just having started recently, already has an extensive portfolio covering portraits, landscape and event photography. Positive and easy-going, he creates a very relaxed atmosphere, which combined with his passion for his work and professionalism makes him an excellent choice for any kind of shoot.