Cee Morrissey

Category: Projects

and the earth becomes young again when you listen, with eyes shut, to the sea…




The sound of the sea is the most time effacing sound there is. The centuries reroll in a cloud and the earth becomes young again when you listen, with eyes shut, to the sea… The sea answers all questions, and always in the same way; for when you … close your eyes and the sea dispatches one more big roller in the unbroken line since the beginning of the world and it combs and breaks and returns foaming and saying “So soon?”

E.B. White (1982:179)


Of Elves and Dragons.

Of Elves and Dragons.



Again. Still!

Having spent several months last year photographing the Irish Coast Guard around the country, it was nice to go back and join an exercise with Howth Coast Guard and Rescue 116 for nothing but fun … and some pics of the new helicopter:






Printing Framing Bubble Wrapping

Almost ready for hanging and less than a week for the opening …


Volunteer – A Work in Progress

Kilkee. Co. Clare
Michael | Costelloe Bay | Co. Galway
Bartley | Costelloe Bay | Co. Galway
Interior I
Bull Island | Dollymount | Dublin
Dermot | Kilkee | Co. Clare
Kilkee | Co. Clare
Joe | Tramore | Co. Waterford
White Water Brook | Howth Head | Dublin
Gerard | Tramore | Co. Waterford
Interior II
Port Beach | Clogher Head | Co. Louth
Seafield Harbour | Co. Clare
Paddy | Costelloe Bay | Co. Galway
Brittas Bay | Co. Wexford

8#211 Kilkee



Dermot, Kilkee Coast Guard, Co. Clare

Dermot, Kilkee Coast Guard, Co. Clare


Memory Lane

Going back to the place of your childhood always brings back memories. And with it comes the sense that nothing has changed, that everything has changed. Walking the old way from school some 20 years after leaving, things are … strangely familiar:



This little spot provided for all my childhood fun: bmx in the summer, ski jumping in the winter


the other side of the roadThe other side of the road.

watching me watching youWatching me watching you.

harmony. closed.‘Harmony’. Closed.

neubau. social(ist) housingSocialist housing.

when time stands stillWhen time stands still.

4#211 Clogherhead. The Beach.

Clogherhead Beach after the All-Weather Lifeboat has been brought back on land, leaving its tracks on the sand. And that’s all there is to see afterwards.

Using flash for this type of landscape photography is nothing I’d normally do, but I like its limited reach, the way it turns the look and feel of the scene into something else.



It is some 22 years that the Berlin Wall fell, it is even longer that I left East Germany and I have been ‘back home’ plenty of times. But the one place I have never been back to is the border … outside of Berlin the border was a fence, followed by a heavily patrolled and mined stretch of land … we called it no-man’s land.
The border went right across the road at the end of the village. As kids we went as close to the border as we dared, but I never went back to the border since. I crossed the border line dozen of times, spent weeks in the village with my family but I never went to check out the remains of the border or  no-man’s land. Until this summer.

View of the village.


On the old patrol road: Corn fields were a common sight in East Germany, yet you could not possibly buy sweetcorn or cob of corn in a ‘Konsum’ shop. It was grown for export to the West.


Old barbed wire border fencing used for new purposes …


View East of the border …

Heading West …

Old patrol road …

Westerly winds: No weather for a trip on a helium baloon. Pity!

Remains of a checkpoint …

Off Season

One of my images was featured in theShot Magazine.