‘Next Stop Waterford…’ ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 310

Festival of Colour, Creativity and Connection
Festival of Colour, Creativity and Connection

For so long, Friday evenings meant travelling home by train from Dublin to Waterford, being met by Father at the station, and feeling so comfortable crossing Rice Bridge as we chatted our way for the eight miles out to Tramore.

The second I saw this aerial photograph, taken by Jamie Malone, I thought of that special bond ~ Dad and me in a place we loved.

Jamie Malone is a man with an obvious passion for Ireland and Co. Waterford ~ all you have to do is look at his special brand of aerial photography on his ever- increasingly liked Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/ThruMyEyesByJamie.

I was intrigued to hear Jamie’s story as I’ve been admiring his photos for some time now. Here’s how he described himself in his email to me:

I’m a 32 year old Electrician, who has tried the Canada and Australia thing to further my career due to the collapse in the building trade in Ireland.  But after my wife and I had a baby in Canada we got the longing to return home to Ireland and face the music of a battered economy. I realized if I was to gain employment it would be off my own back so I reinvented myself and from my love of Photography I combined a new interest with an old interest and started Aerial Photography…..

I want to show the world the way I see it and the beauty that can be found on our lovely Little Isle!!

Thru my eyes quickly gained a following and I was getting requests to photograph various things for people for a commission. Everyday is now an adventure,  meeting new people and travelling to places I once may have overlooked …..

To me, Jamie’s ‘adventure’  is all about connections, and indeed, being highly creative in terms of re-building his career. How fortunate we are that he returned to Co. Waterford!

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

2 thoughts on “‘Next Stop Waterford…’ ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 310”

  1. Some great photos from Jamie there, unusual angles. Yes that’s an iconic view of the Bridge for anyone that’s familiar with Waterford – even I’ve walked/run across it many times.

  2. Hi Roy, thanks for writing. Yes, I think Jamie’s photos offer us a whole new perspective on Co. Waterford. Thank goodness, you’ve had the experience of running across Rice Bridge in Waterford. I hope you were coming into the City and County!!

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