Photography by Jenn Murray

to and fro I go

Photography by Jenn Murray

to and fro I go

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to and fro I go

"In the beginning there was no agenda to what I took a photograph of, I didn’t give it any thought.

But I did take them, I pointed the lens at something that caught my attention and I pressed the shutter button"

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Fred Turns Blue Series

Couple kissing through wooden archway

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West Spark Strike Series

The back of a man walking towards approaching subway

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the group of surfers waiting by their van

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

Photograph by Jenn Murray

older gentleman in white uniform working at butcher

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

Photograph by Jenn Murray

man smoking by the vintage car

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

Photograph by Jenn Murray

man sitting at his sunglasses stand at market

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

Photograph by Jenn Murray

man hanging upside down

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

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man slicing the meat sandwich at work

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

Photograph by Jenn Murray

the man at pizzeria with older lady sitting in foreground

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

Photograph by Jenn Murray

the couple kissing between two rugs

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

Photograph by Jenn Murray

the barber shop

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

Photograph by Jenn Murray

the woman in black at her paintings stall by beach

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

Photograph by Jenn Murray

the older lady ordering at the greek food place

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

Photograph by Jenn Murray

woman sitting alone on the beach

Eliza's Stirring Stillness

Photograph by Jenn Murray

The back of a man walking towards approaching subway

West Spark Strike Series

Jenn Murray The back of a man walking towards approaching subway

Through the Taxi’s Window looking on to Time’s Square

West Spark Strike Series

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Man playing trumpet on park bench

West Spark Strike Series

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The Jewish family of four walking away

West Spark Strike Series

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Marching band in yellow

West Spark Strike Series

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The man beside his fish counter

West Spark Strike Series

jenn Murray The man beside his fish counter

The lady eating a sandwich through a window

West Spark Strike Series

Jenn Murray The lady eating a sandwich through a window

Lady with sunglasses looking through wooden square

Fred Burns Blue Series

Jenn Murray

The man sleeping on a train

West Spark Strike Series

Jenn Murray The man sleeping on a train

Two men walking through a tunnel

West Spark Strike Series

Jenn Murray Two men walking through a tunnel

The man playing guitar in a market

West Spark Strike Series

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Man at the market

West Spark Strike Series

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Two men looking up a wall

Dusty Winter Whisper Series

Jenn Murray Two men looking up a wall

Through the taxi window at night

Dusty Winter Whisper Series

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A man walking down the street with a cowboy type hat

Dusty Winter Whisper Series

Jenn Murray A man walking down the street with a cowboy type hat

Two men wearing helmets by a motorbike

Dusty Winter Whisper Series

Jenn Murray

The yellow ladder in the Arcade

Dusty Winter Whisper Series

Jenn Murray The yellow ladder in the Arcade

Man in raincoat entering a shop

Dusty Winter Whisper Series

Jenn Murray Man in raincoat entering a shop

Lady walking down street, her reflection in the window on the left

Dusty Winter Whisper Series

Jenn Murray Lady walking down street, her reflection in the window on the left

Bin man collecting leaves on the slope

Dusty Winter Whisper Series

Jenn Murray Bin man collecting leaves on the slope

Two men having a drink through a bar window

Dusty Winter Whisper Series

Jenn Murray Two men having a drink through a bar window

View of a building and its windows

Dusty Winter Whisper Series

Jenn Murray

Boy with umbrella in the rain

Fred Burns Blue Series

Jenn Murray Boy with umbrella in the rain

People standing and bending through glass wall

Fred Burns Blue Series

Jenn Murray People standing and bending through glass wall.

Two windows of a food van, one purple padlocked another open with lady and headscarf

Fred Burns Blue Series

Jenn Murray Two windows of a food van, one purple padlocked another open with lady and headscarf

Man with bike, one tracksuit leg rolled up

Fred Burns Blue Series

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Man looking over his shoulder in the ice cream van

Fred Burns Blue Series

Jenn Murray Man looking over his shoulder in the ice cream van

Book market, lady sitting, sipping soup

Fred Burns Blue Series

Jenn Murray Book market, lady sitting, sipping soup

Couple kissing through wooden archway

Fred Burns Blue Series

Jenn Murray Couple kissing through wooden archway

Man asleep in the deck chair

Fred Burns Blue Series

Jenn Murray Man asleep in the deck chair

Reflection in beer tap

Fred Burns Blue Series

Jenn Murray Reflection in beer tap

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Biography

I started to take photographs five years ago. I didn’t know how to use a camera properly. I still don’t. When people ask me about camera aperture, I panic. But I remember a photographer saying that a painter didn’t obsess over his paintbrush. This gave me comfort and confidence. In the beginning there was no agenda to what I took a photograph of, I didn’t give it any thought. But I did take them, I pointed the lens at something that caught my attention and I pressed the shutter button.

I remember walking into a small photographer’s shop in Powerscourt Shopping Centre when I lived in Dublin. He had a framed photograph leaning against a wall on the floor waiting to be hung. I stared at it. And then the next day I returned and stared at it again. It was the first time a photograph had made me question something inside of myself.
One day a friend of mine who is an artist was looking through the images on a small camera of mine. He said they were interesting and that perhaps I should take it more seriously. My focus had always been on other things but for some reason I listened.

I have lived and worked in many different cities, always moving back and forth. When you travel alone, you spend time looking up from your book and watching people. I went to an exhibition of Honoré Daumier and was inspired. He was fascinated by people doing the most normal, daily tasks. He made everyone distinctive, as they should be. In big cities you can feel lost in a crowd of faceless people. But I felt at home when I took a photograph of someone eating a sandwich on their lunch break or a family walking together down a street on a Sunday. It is the simple things that are beautiful to me.

After completing a photography course in the Victoria and Albert Museum London, I made a portfolio of my work. I approached a cafe in Belfast to see if they would be interested in displaying my photographs. They were. This led to me starting to sell my work. I didn’t expect that anyone would feel anything from looking at them. I felt something and that had been enough for me so this was a pleasant bonus. A lady from Chicago bought two from my West Strike Spark Series, she said when she looked at them she felt she was coming home. I don’t think I could have received a nicer compliment. Now I have had three exhibitions and I am preparing two more.

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Available for Exhibitions

Available for Exhibitions

If you are interested in my work please feel free to contact me by using the enquiry form