Kelsey Lennon is a 22 year old photographer from Dublin, Ireland. Today we talk to her about her current project titled ‘keepsakes’.Tell me about yourselfI’m 22 and from Dublin. 4th year student at IADT studying photography. I’m currently very interested in portrait photography.Can you explain how you became interested in photography?I think I began looking at photography as an artistic medium after my art teacher (Nicki Cheevers) introduced me to it as part of a project. I then applied to a portfolio course in Sallynoggin, Dublin and progressed on to the degree course in IADT.What photographers and artists inspires you or influences your work?The sources of inspiration for me are constantly changing, but right now I’m really interested in not only portrait photography, but also editorial photography. The merging of art photography and commercial. I’m always really into Todd Hido’s work, I think it’s extremely beautiful. I’m also really into some Dublin-based publications like Totally Dublin andThread Magazine. I picked up WeAreDublin the other day, I think anyone interested in design and photography should pick it up!How would you describe your style of photography in three words?Tough question…! Considered, personal and evolving.What are your plans after college?Another tough question! I’m really not too sure, but I’m definitely considering the options available to me after I leave college. It’s just up to me to decide which of those options I decide on! So the answer is - I’m not sure yet!Tell us about a recent work of yoursI’m currently working on a body of work called ‘keepsakes’. This project is an on-going attempt to document my personal relationships, which exist in both dormant and active states. These relationships form a large part of my life, so I guess it’s an attempt to archive them equally.What advice could you give someone maybe who is interested in photography but doesn’t know what to expect going into a career in photographyI think it’s important to let your photography evolve, you may think you’re only interested in one style, but may find yourself working in a completely different style. Have fun with it and take any opportunities that come your way. Like any other career it’s important to work hard!More of Kelseys work can be seen at kelseylennon.com
Forgot to post this! I was recently interviewed over at Cuckoo Magazine, which is an upcoming online mag run by some of my super talented classmates. Check it out!
I’ll be showing some recent work as part of a group exhibition in The Library Project in Dublin. Opening night is June 19th at 6pm.
I unfortunately won’t be there as I’ll be in New York, but please go if you’re around Dublin!