We have hundreds of photos of Sean and his sister as children, some of which I will scan and upload. As a teenager Sean developed an interest in photography, and proved to have a talent for it. The photos on his Flickr site were taken when he was barely 16 years old. The one of me was uploaded three years to the day before he died.
Sean took photos for a nightclub, for a heritage society booklet and on various public occasions. One of his photos was used in the corporate image of a local hotel … Sean was surprised to see it on billboards, as his permission for its use had never been sought; it had been downloaded without his knowledge from his Flickr site.
During the summer just gone he got a part-time job as a photographer with a local newspaper (sports and social events) but, unfortunately, the paper folded after he had worked just one weekend.
Lately I had been saying to Sean that he should try to develop his photography, and he said that he would. He was also good at graphic design and web design – he had designed a brochure for a wind energy company and was developing a website for the heritage society, which he showed at the last meeting. In the Multimedia Web Development course he took in 2008/9 he gained distinctions in communications, design, image processing, multimedia project development and web authoring, and merits in media analysis, multimedia authoring and work experience.
Many of Sean’s photos were on USB keys that were lost or corrupted, or in places unknown. I may post some as and when I find them.