This project forms part of my contribution to the Kilkenny Photographic Society (KPS) Exhibition in 2015
Lafcadio Hearn Commemorative Gardens
|The images in this gallery attempt to echo the strong Japanese design influence in the Lafcadio Hearn Commemorative Gardens (Tramore, Co Waterford), in particular, the reflected natural environment and the minimalist aesthetic that’s found in traditional Japanese design and art. The choice of monochrome sepia toning for the images references one of the print types available during Hearn’s lifetime (1850 – 1904).
This Japanese style garden commemorates the life of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850 – 1904), who was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan. Born to an Irish father and Greek mother, he was raised in Ireland and spent many of his summers in Tramore.Hearn emigrated to the US and from 1872 was a reporter in Cincinnati, and from 1877 in New Orleans, and was well respected for his coverage of social issues.
Lafcadio Hearn on Wiki: Lafcadio Hearn on Wiki
Lafcadio Hearn Gardens Tramore: Lafcadio Hearn Gardens