Galway 6, Ireland 2012

Karin Ott

This shot is an example of how the emotional impact of a photo can be different from reality. Looking at this street musician from Galway, he stands alone while people rush past him. In reality there were four other playing and they had gathered quite a crowd. But this made for a better picture.

No visit to Ireland without music, right? The pubs with music were too packed for us, but there was plenty to be found on the streets. I will also never forget when, on the train back to Dublin, a passenger took out his mouth organ and began to play. That would not happen on a Danish train!