The first week Ingrid and I spent working together in Ireland was based in the center of the country, and the photography of the first week was focused on working in ruins and architectural remains; for the second week we relocated to just west of Galway, with plans to explore the landscape (and some ruins) in Connemara and other areas of the west coast of Ireland.
Our first full day working on the west coast was focused on exploring Connemara; for all the research I did in advance, the first place we stopped to photograph was on a boggy moorland by the side of the road - the light was lovely (though the temperature was still a little cool for Ingrid) and a small dirt road wound off into the distance, providing us with access to the open landscape.
The last images in the session were made with Ingrid set against some piles of cut turf (peat) in the background. As it happened, this was the only time during the entire trip that cut turf played a role in the images of Ingrid, which in some ways is at odds with how important turf is to Irish history and culture; perhaps my only defense is that the places that were best to work with Ingrid didn't lend themselves to harvesting peat!
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