Videos uploaded by user “Raymond McCarron”
Sea of Love by Cat Power
Sea of Love, by Cat Power. nobody reads descriptions so this should be safely unread. i reached a milestone tonight, a million views on this video. i write a confession, what happened. i started to take photographs to take my mind of a horrendous relationship breakup. i didn't want it to end but it did. it was the first time i felt so alone in this world. and then being without her mattered so much that it felt like i was dying. This song was my anthem around the time. Cat Power it seemed, had suffered a similar fall from grace. it was and still is, a sad song. this milestone then, a million views, makes me want to write something about why i uploaded this video in the first place, but the fact is that 95-99 % of viewers click on this video to hear Cat power sing Sea of love, and not view my pictures. of course that's why they click on it, they haven't heard of me, but they have watched Juno, and they have seen Cat Power on stage somewhere, or heard her voice on some friends' CD player. don't get me wrong, i am not insecure, i am totally confidant about my ability to take a photograph as a means to express myself. the music i use in my video merely aides the emotional connection, music has always done this. i am nearing the end of my twenties. in a couple of months i will be thirty years of age. i don't have any children, and i don't have a partner. i make a living as a photojournalist and freelance photographer. for as long as i can remember, i could never fit somewhere. there's nowhere i could call home. i barely recognise myself from the young man who entered university thinking that a formal education in psychology was going to make me happy, that this prescribed route was going to make me stop wondering, and actually live my life, instead of scratching at it, watching it. the solace of a camera then seems in retrospect like an obvious thing to do, but as luck would have it, i finally found something that i was truly a natural at, expressing myself. you see i have a lot of pain. of course everyone and their dog has pain and i am no different, but what i find myself trying to do with the camera is just ignore everything that i have ever learned or experienced, just blissfully forget about the taxman, the banker, the things that make up the world around me, and just think about me. when i take a photograph i am there, being hit by a wave, happy in a graveyard, in a box, or even a garden plastic rabbit, these are all expressions of myself. yes they exist and i didn't arrange them, but i am drawn to them as soon as i sense them, and for however long the scene is as such, i want to take a photograph of it, and when i do, i feel momentarily invigorated, an orgasmic sense of something recognised and understood and captured, a reflection of myself. so from someone with no artistic background, via a Machiavellian relationship breakup, i find myself with the perfect medium to express myself with, the camera. thanks for reading. Raymond McCarron my Facebook Photography page: http://www.facebook.com/RaymondMcCarronPhotography Please click like, but only if you like.
Views: 8105562 Raymond McCarron
Wonderwall by Cat Power
Dedicated to the long lost love of my life. i cant stop listening to this woman at the moment. the late great john peel played this Oasis song one evening. it leaves an impression. the photos are my own. taken in ireland in 2007.
Views: 2209187 Raymond McCarron
Epigraph by Michael Danna
Epigraph, composed by Michael Danna. (Track 07 from the Capote soundtrack). I do not own the rights to the music. These colour photographs are my own, taken in Newcastle, England, in the last week of 2012. www.facebook.com/raymondmccarronphotography
Views: 12782 Raymond McCarron
Everyday by Carly Comando
a photo essay of my home town (Strabane) in Ireland. the photos were taken by myself in the last month. oddly the inspiration for this photo essay was the youtube video 'Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 year'. this is the link to it: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6B26asyGKDo&feature=related i thought the music and the concept was incredibly poignant, something that everyone could relate to.
Views: 11300 Raymond McCarron
David Holmes - The Holy Pictures
Music by Belfast DJ David Holmes - I Heard Wonders From his 2008 Album 'The Holy Pictures'. my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RaymondMcCarronPhotography you can click like, if you like, but only if you like. Pictures are by Workingsux, taken in Northern Ireland in 2008.
Views: 141676 Raymond McCarron
aphex twin - lichen
music by aphex twin, from selected ambient works 2. photos by workingsux. Enjoy the video, and please leave a comment letting me know why you did or didn't like it.
Views: 95505 Raymond McCarron
bloody sunday march 2011
30th January 2011
Views: 1100 Raymond McCarron
Paris streets with a Leica
The photographs are mine, taken over a weekend in paris. I used a Leica M9 and two lenses (28mm Elmarit ASPH, and a 50mm Summicron). My Facebook photography page: http://www.facebook.com/RaymondMcCarronPhotography
Views: 3656 Raymond McCarron
Death Letter (Organized Noize remix)
to keep from going mad i created this. music is death letter (remix by Organized Noize). Enjoy the video, and please leave a comment letting me know why you did or didn't like it.
Views: 21631 Raymond McCarron
i don't wanna grow up - Tom Waits
by workingsux. Some times you listen to a song, and you've listened to it countless times before, but only now do i actually hear it. i fully expect hardly anyone to appreciate this, but i love this song now and in a matter of speaking, that is all that matters.
Views: 36954 Raymond McCarron
Evidently Chickentown
street photographs taken in the last few weeks around strabane and derry. my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RaymondMcCarronPhotography you can click like, if you like, but only if you like.
Views: 16427 Raymond McCarron
Innocent when you dream
colour photographs by Raymond McCarron music by Tom Waits.
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2017 An Post Rás - stage 4
Filmed at dual carriageway N13, Letterkenny.
Views: 2504 Raymond McCarron
Irish Wedding Photography
The wedding of musicians David Oliver (McGarrigle) and Catriona McGinty took place on the 20th June 2008 in Donegal Ireland. this was my first wedding, and i enjoyed it thoroughly. a great day had by all. Music is by Gustavo Santaolalla, performed by Kronos Quartet - When our wings are cut, can we still Fly?
Views: 3834 Raymond McCarron
Ghosts of a future lost
Photography by Raymond McCarron (Workingsux) Music by Clint Mansell and the magnificent Kronos Quartet.
Views: 3777 Raymond McCarron
The Suburbs (Continued)
Music by The Arcade Fire Photography by Raymond McCarron
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Bundoran on the 12th July 2010
Music by Franz Schubert Photography by Raymond McCarron
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Dancing immigrant people
Place: Rolle, Switzerland Date 27th June 2009 Annual Town Festival Rolle has a large Portuguese population, and during the festival they danced mostly among themselves.
Views: 2297 Raymond McCarron
put a spell on you
Music by Screamin Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You. Photography by Workingsux. the theme is relationships and ageing.
Views: 1856 Raymond McCarron
home i'll never be by Tom Waits
I am going through a phase. I presume its a phase as I havent gone through this repetitive behaviour before, and I can only presume that (like everything else) it wont last. I am replaying parts of the relationship we once had. I am standing or sitting by myself, and I remember years ago when I was so into us, as we. Apart from the twisted and confused me, I thought we were really fine. The memory is there, it is one of many, us having coffee in Italy, us driving home to Belfast from Bangor, and in each of them, I am standing over the two of us and Im looking at you, and Im whispering beneath the noise of the conversation, I love you, I love you, I love you. You see when we were breaking up it was so hard because no matter how hard I tried to convince you that I was really in love with you, you didnt believe me, or didnt want to believe me because you had moved on, and I couldnt blame you for that then and I still dont. But Im still here, and I still love you, and I always will. photography by Raymond McCarron music by Tom Waits - Home I'll never be
Views: 3228 Raymond McCarron
Dirt in the Ground
The Photographs are my own. The song is by Tom Waits. Waits is my favourite musician. Dirt In The Ground What does it matter, a dream of love Or a dream of lies We're all gonna be in the same place When we die Your spirit don't leave knowing Your face or your name ANd the wind through your bones Is all that remains And we're all gonna be We're all gonna be Just dirt in the ground The quill from a buzzard The blood writes the word I want to know am I the sky Or a bird 'Cause hell is boiling over And heaven is full We're chained to the world And we all gotta pull And we're all gonna be Just dirt in the ground. Now the killer was smiling With nerves made of stone He climbed the stairs And the gallows groaned And the people's hearts were pounding They were throbbing, they were red As he swung out ofver the crowd I heard the hangman said We're all gonna be Just dirt in the ground Now Cain slew Abel He killed him with a stone The sky cracked open And the thunder groaned Along a river of flesh Can these dry bones live? Ask a king or a beggar And the answer they'll give Is we're all gonna be Yea yeah We're all gonna be just Dirt in the ground.
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something or other
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Edinburgh 2009 - Moonlight by Day
Photographs by Raymond McCarron. Music is Clair de Lune by Debussy
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But It's Still Life
the catastrophe of my personality Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern. The country is grey and brown and white in trees, snows and skies of laughter always diminishing, less funny not just darker, not just grey. It may be the coldest day of the year, what does he think of that? I mean, what do I? And if I do, perhaps I am myself again. Frank OHara Mayakovsky from Meditations in an Emergency
Views: 656 Raymond McCarron
shaw's bridge trail
luke doing part of a trail at shaws bridge
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Lonely by Yael  Naim.
Lonely by Yael Naim. Photography by workingsux.
Views: 6536 Raymond McCarron
Colour street photography
For a long time the art world considered street photography to be the parlance of the monochrome image. And i was happy to agree because i could see the emotion level rise when i turned my colour photographs that way. But lately (after my first exhibition which was completely monochrome) i have thought about thought about new ways to express myself photographically, and colour seemed to be a logical progression. That, and William Eggleston. it goes without saying that egg can only be egg, and i can only be me, but as a child-like interest in everyday things that interest you, colour comes out strongest.
Views: 1138 Raymond McCarron
McCann Cup 2012
Date: 11th March Location: in Seskinore, Tyrone.
Views: 783 Raymond McCarron
the photos are my own, mostly candid, taken in the last couple of months. hope you like them. enjoy. also, if you like this video, i have made a few other in a similar style.
Views: 754 Raymond McCarron
pay no mind
music by Angelo Badalamenti - Love Theme photographs by Raymond McCarron
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life, hope and indifference
photography by workingsux music by aphex twin
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The week the sun shone in Ireland
summer 2009 was a washout. rained every day.
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2009 - The year after hope and faith died
what will 2009 bring? Dare we hope photography by workingsux Music by Carter Burwell
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noisey crows at belvoir park belfast
crows at dusk in belvoir
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24 hrs in Dublin
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Luke at Belvoir Park Belfast
first effort on new camera capturing a jump
Views: 1952 Raymond McCarron
Strabane Fair Day 2008
photography by workingsux music by Kronos Quartet 'the man from Sinaloa'
Views: 1859 Raymond McCarron
The Big Ship
music by Brian Eno - The Big Ship
Views: 715 Raymond McCarron
Irish Cage Fighting
Venue: Fir Trees Strabane Date: 20th Septemeber 2008 "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt 26th President of the United States Music: Fuckin in the Bushes - Oasis
Views: 7020 Raymond McCarron
Hiding in Plain Sight - Exhibition Part 1
Event: Photography Exhibition Location: Alley Theatre Strabane, N. Ireland. Duration: Mid August- September soundtrack: Charles Bukowski: Anger? plus George Delerue: Contempt
Views: 515 Raymond McCarron
Hiding in Plain Sight Exhibition Part 3
Event: Photography Exhibition Location: Alley Theatre Strabane, N. Ireland. Duration: Mid August- September Music by Paolo Nutini - Candy
Views: 714 Raymond McCarron
Shaw's bridge jump
Luke at Shaw's Bridge
Views: 3469 Raymond McCarron
sean kelly
Irish cycling legend sean kelly at the hills above Drumquin in Tyrone. took place on saturday 1st of November 2008. music by Gustavo Santaolaya - Iguazu.
Views: 3310 Raymond McCarron