As a child my plane crashed in the Himalayas & I was raised by an advanced civilisation that taught me photography, ESP & precognition, no, wait that was the Champions wasn’t it?

Ah well, getting older and more muddled by the day.

Hope you enjoy my work, and feel free to buy anything you like enough. :-)
Many thanks to everyone who views or comments on my work. Sadly time does not allow me to reply or reciprocate any longer (hopefully this will change if I win the lottery), so I will have to say my thanks here.

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HOME PAGE FEATURE (All is quiet top row 2nd from left)

I’m the founder & co host of the group cuba libre

I recently published my first book images of Cuba (sales 1 & counting) :-)

My Poetry can be found Here

To see more of my Cuban pictures Click here

To see more of my Digital paintings Click here

To see more of my textured or digitally enhanced work click here

*Some of my features, challenges & sales can be seen Here

I’m a sometime poet/photographer based in the sunny South East of Ireland.

My first camera was a Boots Beirette 35mm back in the 60’s. Today I’m all digital using Nikon & Panasonic gear, though whether I’ve improved any is a matter for debate!

First picture I can remember taking was of the Flying Scotsman.

I love the comic creations of P G Wodehouse, the historical fiction of Valerio Massimo Manfredi, and reading biographies of Politicians, historical figures & many others.

My favourite author alive today is Roddy Doyle. Bill Bryson can make me spit coke (the fizzy kind) through my nose with a cutting phrase, as can the Louis Knight novels of Malcolm Pryce & the absurdities of Christopher Buckley.

Musically I’ve fairly eclectic tastes from Jazz to classical, from punk to glam, and anything in between that floats my boat.

If I was on the proverbial island & could only chose one song it would probably be Summertime by Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, but only beacuse Cry me a River by Julie London would be too depressing!

Of course if Kirsty would let me have the soundtrack to the Blues Brothers that would kill several birds with one stone…

I have fixed opinions on some things: like there is no Superman other than Christopher Reeves, and no Bond but Sean Connery (alright I’ll admit Daniel Craig’s pretty good too).

Please feel free to leave comments. I have a thick skin so if you think I can improve please tell me.


My Photographs & Writing Do Not Belong To The Public Domain. All images and writing are copyright © David Carton. All The Materials Contained May Not Be Reproduced, Copied, Edited, Published, Transmitted Or Uploaded In Any Way. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission is strictly prohibited.


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Very funny reviews. Enjoy. The Q&As are worth a look too...
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Interesting article on composition

Firstly it’s always been my opinion as the saying goes that rules are meant for the guidance of wise men & the absolute observance of fools, but this is quite interesting…. / / Have a great weekend
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RIP David Bowie 1947-2016

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Street Art

I have just removed the largest part of street art I have on this site after contact from a local street artist. I have to say it opened my eyes somewhat. / Having previously hosted the street art group I thought I was helping to promote some great works around the world. For my part I always tried to identify the artist if I could & to include a link to their website if they had one, and e…
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