Tullamore's Paul Moore is looking forward to his work being part of a digital art exhibition in New York later this month, after two of his photographs got honourable mentions at the World Mobile Photography Awards. Paul took up photography as a hobby some three years ago, but says he takes and edits most of his images using his iphone. The accountant and financial advisor want to keep his successful hobby as a pastime rather than a career, but he's still looking forward to being part a high profile show.
Speaking to the Offaly Independent Paul said one of the main reasons he uses his iphone to take pictures is that he always has it with him. He entered five of his iphone-taken photos in the World Mobile Photography Awards before Christmas, and heard that two of them were successful just two weeks ago. The awards are now in their second year, and attract thousands of entries from nearly 40 countries. Paul's successful photographs include one of surfers at Fanore Beach in west Clare, which got an honourable mention in the Beach Life category, and one of a plane flying over a Lough Boora Parklands sculpture that got an honourable mention in the Architecture/Design category. As a result both photos are now to be shown as part of an exhibition at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York from February 22 until February 28.
Locals with an interest in finding out more about Paul's photography can view some of his work on the "Tullamore Pictures" Facebook page, at http://www.flickr.com/photos/mooro2 or by calling in to Midland Framing in the Bridge Centre in Tullamore.