29th December 2012 | By:brendan64 | Comments Off on Life on film: Coalisland photographer’s remarkable photo-a-day diary of 2012
These are some of the stunning shots captured during 2012 by a Coalisland photographer who challenged himself to publish a photo every day for an entire year.
Oliver Corr has been publishing a photo through his online image blog every day since early January 2012 as part of a daily photography challenge.
Saint Michael’s Church, Clonoe
Oliver chose some of his favourite photos from his collection for Coalisland Post, including this snap of the CowParade public art event outside Belfast City Hall
His snaps range from stunning shots of rural landscapes and busy urban streets to pictures of sporting heroes, family members and old friends.
The collection acts as a remarkable personal diary on life in 2012.
The cast of Make Mine A Musical performing at CRAIC Theatre in May this year
A robin perched on a fence at Peatlands Park
When Plunkett met Paddy: The moment Carrickmore keeper Plunkett McCallan met his hero, former Monaghan county goalkeeper Paddy Linden
Oliver said: “I decided to do the photo-a-day challenge in a moment of madness in between Christmas and New Year last year after a suggestion by a fellow photographer. I thought that it would be a good discipline.”
Some of Oliver’s favourite photos from his collection include a image of the CowParade public art event outside Belfast City Hall and a shot of a robin perched on a fence at Peatlands Park.
Action during a hurling match at Cloghog, Clonoe – home of Naomh Colum Cille hurling club
His trusty lens also caught the moment that Carrickmore keeper Plunkett McCallan met his hero, former Monaghan county goalkeeper Paddy Linden.
Oliver also picked out photos of personal significance, such as a snap of his friend Francie Fox, who died earlier this year.
Left: Homeless man Ger, who Oliver met in Dublin while on the 32-32-32 penalty kick Challenge in aid of the Simon Communities of Ireland. Right: Clonoe O’Rahilly senior GFC captain Mickey O’Neill with the Tyrone All County League trophy after beating Coalisland’s Fianna
Oliver’s friend Francie Fox, who died this year
Many of Oliver’s photos were taken in Coalisland’s CRAIC Theatre as the 50-year-old is member of the organisation’s management committee.
Members of CRAIC Theatre’s youth group (left to right), Josh Cuddy, Jordan Trotter, Matty Donnelly, Sean O’Neill, Andrew Millar, Sarah Jane Nugent, Jamie Hughes and Lisa Ryan
Oliver said he was pleased with the response his online photo blog has received.
He said: “I’ve had over 33,000 views of the blog over the year to date and the feedback from friends and colleagues has been positive.”
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