Flagpole Photographer Darcey O’Donoghue’s Virtual Exhibit at the C.H. Booth Library

Congratulations on the exhibit Darcey!

From the C.H. Booth Library’s website: https://chboothlibrary.org/events-home/exhibits/

When library doors are open, we display art exhibits in the Olga Knoepke Memorial Room on the first floor of the Library building. The exhibits are open during regular library hours. During this time, while our doors remain closed to the public, please watch this space for virtual gallery shows!

Our latest virtual show features the photography of Darcey O’Donoghue.

“I grew up in a house with woods on one side, a field on another, and no neighboring children of my age to play with. Consequently, a lot of time was spent outdoors on my own, exploring nature. Ever since I have felt the need to find those places where I can experience life in the wild; they bring me a unique sense of peace. 

My introduction to photography started on the other side of the camera, as a model for my first husband and the occasional art student. I was also involved in the processing end. But it was not until my second marriage, and the birth of my children, that I started taking pictures— mostly of my kids. My husband noted my desire to document their lives, and gifted me with a 35mm SLR… and I was thrilled! I immediately took an adult ed photography course… and so it began…. 

Now that the kids have grown and flown, I have concentrated more on scenic and nature shots, as shown by these images. And with the advances in digital photography, I have found it easier to rely on my phone when I take my hikes. The photos here were all taken with my iPhone. So don’t think you “need” a lot of expensive equipment to get into photography; sure, it’s nice to have it available, but your cellphone camera will do for many, if not most, subjects. 

My photographic “style” could be described as eclectic… or perhaps “paradoxical” would be a better word! I am drawn to subjects with intricacy and complexity— but simple, pared down images also appeal. I enjoy both impressionistic interpretations and sharp, detailed renderings. You’ll see both sides here. Hope you enjoy! Btw, all these images were also taken locally— so you also don’t need an expensive vacation to find photo ops!”

Darcey O’Donoghue

Photos on the C.H. Booth Library’s website.