SEÁN BRUEN

PHOTOGRAPHER ∙ CLIMATOLOGIST ∙ TEACHER
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Burrow Beach is a hidden gem waiting to unveil its true colours to the outsiders


My Passion

I have a passion for weather. I can still remember my delight waking up in November 2010 when I was eleven to find a world covered in white. I was fascinated by the beauty of the snow glistening in the sunshine, by how different everything looked – I also loved the fun we had with snowball fights and building snowmen.

I am more interested in climatology (the study of current and past weather) than meteorology, which is about predicting weather. I am fascinated by historical weather events – including those that happened long before I was born. When I was 11 I was asked to teach younger students about weather and I got a great sense of pride from being able to help others – it made me feel good. I felt proud of my students too.

Mother Nature gives us so much. When I am in nature I just sit back and take a deep breath and admire the beauty around me, my endorphins release and I explode with harmony. When I am in nature I feel satisfied with myself and life – that I am the in the right place at the right time.


My Project

I love photographing Sutton beach, and my project is a series of photos I have taken there over the past year, since I got my first professional camera in November 2018.

I love how it changes with the seasons and time of day – and the magnificent colours of the sunsets. Capturing just the perfect moment is the challenge for me. Some people think that a perfect sunset is one without clouds – I disagree completely. For me the clouds are an integral and fascinating part of any Irish sunset. 


My Future

In the future, I would love to work in photography, weather or education.

My plan for now is to study more – and next year I will move on from studying media production to being focused on studying photography. 


Get in contact with me at showcase@notsodifferent.ie