In this booklet, The Road Is Not Straight, is a series of photographs taken on travels in Africa, Asia and Europe. Collectively the images aim to construct a non linear narrative that portrays a sense of isolation in somewhat familiar environments. The image contents are familiar in their make up yet foreign to the photographer. Instead of photographically documenting a tourist ideal the photographs concentrate on the mundane and banal resulting in a series of memories. These images could all of been taken in one region thus emphasising the theme which resonates throughout the pages. 1
About the Artist
David O’Shaughnessy is an Irish-born photographer, currently residing in London. David’s portrait work has been published internationally and he has exhibited numerous times in London.
He is constantly engaging himself with image-based projects. In 2009 David’s Exhibition, Zoo Logical, was a festival highlight at East London’s Photomonth Festival. 2