It was a pleasure to witness such a special night in the splendid company of David Keenan & friends, where they delivered as assured, joyous & life affirming a performance as I have ever seen on that stage...
Over the last few years I have been steadily building up my collection of Dublin street scenes. It is my intention to gather together a selection of these images to create a book.
As many of you who have been following my work will know, I am interested not only in visually documenting our time in this city, but also in how these buildings and streets came to be...in the layers of history beneath our feet, both grand and humble.
With this in mind, I’m putting a call out for people to send me on stories (300 words or so) of their streets and neighbourhoods, their heroes and vagabonds, the events that happened on their corners...the victories & defeats, the love stories & break ups, little vignettes that will help give my book a flavour of our lives in Dublin.
My hope is that, along with my images, these stories will work together to form a narrative of the city, and our time in it. After all, Dublin is made from more than just bricks and mortar...it is made of us.
Should you have a story that you think might be of interest, please send it on to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll keep you all informed on progress here on my site. Many thanks.
It was a pleasure to help document a very special night indeed at a sold-out show in the National Concert Hall, celebrating the music of David Bowie, on what would have been his 72nd birthday as part of the Dublin Bowie Festival.
John Byrne, as usual, assembled the I Heart crack troop; Duncan Maitland, Dave Mc Guinness, Neil Dorrington, Phteven McHale & Mark Dmc, accompanied by Luke Rynne Cullen & the wonderful Trinity Orchestra, conducted by Molly Bourke, and a host of guest performers, including Shane Hennessy on guitar, Barry O’Brien, Colm Lynch, Jem Mitchell, Ger Eaton, Gavin Glass, Fiach Moriarty, Brian Gallagher, Ollie Cole, Caoimhe Barry, Jack Lukeman, Christy Dignam and very special guest, the guitar genius that is Gerry Leonard.
The last few weeks have been a blur for me. The reaction of people to my images has taken me totally off guard. I am so grateful for all the support and encouragement shown to me and my work...it means a lot to me.
I'm delighted to announce that I am currently updating my site to include for an online shop, where prints of my images can be purchased.
The images are Glicée Prints with pigment archival inks on archival photo-rag paper, giving a beautiful matt finish to the works. I just got some test prints back, and they are stunning. The online versions of these images do not do justice to the full level of detail seen in the printed versions.
A variety of sizes will be available.
I'll be posting more info soon.
I'm excited & terrified in equal measure...
Onwards & upwards.
What a pleasure it was to be a small part of this gig. Once again John Byrne, the ring-master, gathered the troops to give praise at the alter of Bowie, at a sold-out show in Whelan's.
The song machine came down. We had a party. Huge thanks to all involved on the night...a special nod to the I Heart House Band - what a bunch of incredible musicians.