Photographer: George Sheils

"George Sheils has been involved with photography since about 1980 when he started to shoot 35mm using a Pentax. He is self taught and avidly reads about techniques for lighting, taking and printing images. In 1999 he held a solo exhibition which featured a mix of landscape, portrait, and still life - mostly monochrome.

One comment in his visitors book stuck with him, though. "George, why don't you take pictures that are a bit more raw?"

And that is what he strives to do and is perhaps one of the key reasons why he likes lensless photography so's ok to be raw."

Extract from interview by Erin Malone, full article at