Chris O'Dell

A Backward Glance

Chris O'Dell's Photography Archives

On this site you will find photographs from my archives, dating from1958 to the present day.

I am a cinematographer and photographer living in West Cork, Ireland.  I spent years traveling and shooting documentary films,
and many popular drama series and one-off films for television.  This life took me to curious places and introduced me to
 many fascinating people.

 I will be continually adding work to this website as I trawl through my archives.
My photography is represented in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, and in a number of private collections including those of Ulrike Crespo, Michael Satke, David Puttnam, Sean Boeniger, and Sandy Lieberson.
Observant visitors to my site will notice that photographs are not categorised, apart from the separate pages for portraits and people.
 This may change at a later date when there are enough images to make it necessary.
Until then I fear that you will have to rummage through this random selection.

If you are thinking it might be nice to use one of my images, please have a look at my copyright policy
by clicking here.  It is quite benign.


 To see details of my new book "Artists on the Mizen" with 27 portraits of local artists and their work click here

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Information about each image in this section can be found by clicking on each picture.

Gasworks Lunch
Lunch at the Gasworks

Loco 2
The Loco Shed

Mertola, Portugal

Kilcoe Churchyard
Kilcoe Churchyard

Ballydehob Habour
Ballydehob Harbour

Wellsteeds of Reading
Wellsteeds of Reading

Lisheen Co Cork

Lisheen, West Cork

Lenticular cloudscape
Lenticular clouds forming over Mount Gabriel (27th July 2016)

Red Boat
Red Boat in Schull

Barley Cove West Cork
Barley Cove - West Cork

Wall 1
The Wall

Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate

Kilcoe Castle and Rainbow
Rainbow over Kilcoe Castle

Cobh waterfront
Cobh Waterfront

Roaringwater bay - 2 castles
Two Castles


Zaire - smelting iron
Smelting Iron in the Congo

World Youth Festival East Berlin 1964
World Youth Rally East Berlin 1964

Chris O'Dell - Rome - Constantine
Emperor Constantine

Chris O'Dell Garden
A corner of my garden

Chris O'Dell - Reading rooftop 1
Reading, Berkshire.  Rooftops 1958

Reading rooftops
Reading, Berkshire.  Rooftops 1958

Chris O'Dell - Karnak - Egypt
Karnak - Egypt

Chris O'Dell - Old Soochow
Old Soochow

Chris O'Dell Ethiopia 1
Ethiopia, the Roof of Africa

Chris O'Dell East Berlin 1960
Neue Kirche, East Berlin, 1964

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