About

 

Photographs Copyright Shaun O'Boyle, all rights reserved.

Contact me at oboylephoto@gmail.com All photographs are available as prints.

Shaun O'Boyle

This website highlights photography work done in the Arctic and Antarctic since 2015. I traveled to Antarctica twice with the National Science Foundation as part of their Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. The Arctic work in Svalbard and Iceland was done as part of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography project. Plans are in place to return to the Arctic in 2018. 

I am interested in the connection between landscape, architecture, culture and memory, and have explored ideas and locations around this connection in projects viewable on my main website www.new.oboylephoto.com

I live in Berkshire County in western Massachusetts, received my BFA in architecture & industrial design from Parsons School of Design in 1987 and work as a photographer and architectural designer. 

Guggenheim: In April, 2017 I was named a Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, an honor which gives me the opportunity to take my work into the field to photograph locations out of reach before. 

NSF: I've been selected to participate in the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists and Writers program for two projects: in 2015 I spent two months photographing the McMurdo Station region of Antarctica which resulted in a museum exhibition at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. The second expedition was in Oct/Nov 2017 to Palmer Station, located on the Antarctic Peninsula, and crossing the Drake Passage on the LMG icebreaker. 

Book: My book Modern Ruins: Portraits of Place in the Mid-Atlantic Region was published in 2010 by Penn State University Press. The book includes photographs of steel mills, institutions, coal mining, and Bannerman’s Arsenal on Pollepel Island on the Hudson River, and brief essays by noted historians Curt Miner, Kenneth Warren, Kenneth Wolensky, and Thomas Lewis who offer social and historical contexts for the photographs in the book.

My photographs have been featured in a number of books, magazines and websites including Smithsonian Magazine's years best photographs (Dec 2017); Smithsonian Magazine article Nightmare on the Ice by author Kim Stanley Robinson (Dec 2017);  Lenswork #77 2008 (cover and feature); George Barr's Why Photographs Work; Brooks Jensen's Looking at Images; 2012 issue of Loupe; EXIT magazine (Spain); Dylan Trigg’s The Aesthetics of Decay; The Next American City issue twelve; Weird NJ - photographs in multiple issues; and a number of other magazines and album covers.

I have photographed, designed and self-published eight different books including Bethlehem Steel, The Boatyard, Bazaar, Kennedy Space Center, The Asylum, Rail Lines and Housatonic River available here.

My photographs are featured on LenscultureArt Photo Index, my website new.oboylephoto.com, photo blog at oboylephoto.com/blog and on instagram @ soboyle. The Antarctica project blog is linked above on this site. 

 Trekking on the Foxfonna Glacier in Svalbard

Trekking on the Foxfonna Glacier in Svalbard