On a recent walk around Bantry in West Cork looking for stories for the Southern Star, I saw this young lady painting a mural on the site of an old shop which was now boarded up.
Her name is Bernie O'Sullivan and she's a member of Bantry Pulse Group, a community collective group of artists. The group is brightening up the town of Bantry by painting murals on various sites, which links in nicely with the harbour development.
For this shot, I didn't want to use the clichéd picture of Bernie painting, and settled on a nice environmental portrait instead. The mural in the background and the brushes and paint pot she's holding add relevance to the picture.
NIkon D3s, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8, Nikon SB910 flashgun.
Exposure: 1/60, f8, ISO 200.