photography : writing : riding my brompton


Jose Kilbride

I am a long-time photographer with a broad range of subjects, currently focussing on portraiture; formal, informal, family, environmental and experimental. The art of capturing the essence, or story, of someone has long fascinated me, arising out of the reportage style wedding photography I used to do a few years ago and the brief bouts of travel photography before then.

At the moment I am carrying out a project, photographing friends and family, to refine my style, skillset and just because it is an enjoyable, fun experience.

If you are interested in having your portrait taken, you can contact me using the form found here.

More about me:

Photography, cooking, badminton, cycling on my Brompton, running, climbing, reading, writing, blogging, instagram, travelling, hill-walking, coastal walking, camping, surfing the net, people, places, things, archaeology, history, science, the future, the past, the now and the nearly now, cafes, good coffee, better cake, people watching, listening to laughter, feeling sad, my nephews, my nieces, my brother, my sister-in-law, my cousins and half-brothers, the memory of my father and mother, new lands, old lands, mountains, rivers, lakes, foggy beaches, running my fingertips over stone/wood/steel/things shaped by hand/nature, mad people, crazy people, calm people, bookshops, secondhand bookshops, looking, hunting for books, taste sensations, adventure, far horizons, mystery, captivation, lying back on the ground staring at the sky, giggling til I hurt and cry, nostalgia, living in my head, prying into yours, dancing, eating, understanding, trying to understand, compassion, rare friendships, first kisses, touch of skin, electric lips, gazing and not saying anything, playing computer games, never finishing them, listening to music alone in the house, the first page of a favourite book, a new book, the cat coming to say hello, my mother's cooking, my brother's phonecalls, trains, planes, shanks pony, sunshine, walking in the rain, screaming into a gale, scared of heights, looking down, scared of depths, canoeing, women with ponytails, awakebutnotawakepillowovermyhead, my friends, helping, being alone, not being alone, daydreaming, details, craftmanship, wonder, inspired genius, watching the sun go down, a quiet pint, a smile, a nod, a stranger, poetry, plays, a good movie, popcorn, cheese and onion sandwiches, playing one last game, being early, tidy-at-work-not-so-at-home, feeling happy, very early mornings, very late nights, cities asleep on foot, crunch of sand, the whisper of water, those last aching tendrils of a dream, being me, meeting you.