"Ancient Oak - the story of a bog oak sculptor" is a short video featuring Conor Lane, a professional bog oak sculptor in County Kildare. The video gives an insight into his creative journey, the inspiration he gets from the bog, and the connection he has with bog oak. It also offers a glimpse of the transformation that bog oak undergoes: from a raw piece of ancient oak taken from the Irish soil to a beautifully finished sculpture piece.
My name is Daniel Balteanu. I am a photographer and film-maker based in County Kildare. Having lived in Ireland for many years, I have a huge interest in all things Irish, especially in County Kildare.
Through the medium of photography and film-making, I am interested in discovering as much as possible about County Kildare culture, history, heritage and traditions.
I have numerous awards in the field of photography and film-making in international competitions such as the Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France; and the International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA.
To see more of my work, or if you have a project and you are interested in collaborating, please visit my personal website and get in touch.
Conor is a professional sculptor best known for his unique style of bog oak sculptures and crafts.
Conor works from his studio in the bog area of Roseberry in Co. Kildare in the east of Ireland.
To see more of Conor's work, please visit his website.