‘If I am not at work I am tak­ing pho­tos or help­ing out on the farm’

Irish Independent - Farming - - RURAL LIFE -

FO­CUS will be the op­er­a­tive word for Brian Joyce this year as he takes on the Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate, af­ter which he could well branch out as a ru­ral pho­tog­ra­pher as well as con­tin­u­ing to work on the fam­ily farm in Mayo.

The 17-year-old has been qui­etly build­ing up a rep­u­ta­tion lo­cally as a ‘snap­per’ and has taken com­mer­cial shots for Mayo County Coun­cil, the Cor­mac Tag­ging busi­ness and Su­perValu in West­port.

He also cov­ers local con­fir­ma­tions and stu­dent balls with his ever-present Canon M10 cam­era.

“I like to try all styles but I mainly do land­scapes, na­ture pho­tos and pho­tos on the farm,” he says.

“I got a highly com­mended en­try in the Men­tal Health Ire­land art com­pe­ti­tion this year and had the Jan­uary photo in the IFA cal­en­dar and my photo for the Charo­lais So­ci­ety will be fea­tured in their an­nual later this year.”

Brian clearly has the pho­tog­ra­pher’s eye. He scooped first and third places and the Peo­ple’s Choice award in the this year’s Young Bio­di­ver­sity

I HAVE BUILT A BEE­HIVE AND THE HONEY IS DEF­I­NITELY BET­TER THAN THE HONEY YOU BUY

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