John Cooper Clarke

22 09 2010

Thank to Danny Carroll, I got the chance to schmooze backstage with the legendary Johnny Cooper Clarke this week.
After a great show (featuring Evidently Chickentown, Beasley Street, Hire Car, Attack of the Soft Woman…), the man was more than happy to have his picture taken as he was interviewed.

If you don’t know the man, check these out:

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State.ie Exhibition

10 09 2010

This Monday, I will be proud to be taking part in the inaugural Nikon sponsored State.ie Photography Exhibition. Four of my own pictures will be placed along the works of the extremely talented State photographers (including James Goulden and Richard Gilligan), as curated by Loreana Rushe. There’ll be free grub from the lovely folks at Boojum, free beer from Heineken and DJ sets from Fight Like Apes and a live, acoustic set from Squarehead!

It’s Tuesday (September 14th) at The Workman’s Club (Wellington Quay, Southside of the Liffey, between the Ha’penny and Millennium Bridges ) opening at 6:30pm.

Hopefully I’ll see y’all there!

EDIT:

Here’s a video put together by James Goulden. Good man.





Gypsies On The Autobahn, 09/09/10

9 09 2010

Gypsies on the Autobahn are definitely gonna go places. A great mix of tight musicianship, catchy songs and professionalism are scare around the Irish music scene at the moment, but these guys have them in abundance. Somewhere between Vampire Weekend, The Police and the likable aspects of Mumford & Sons, GOTA have found their own unique sound, one which has won over many fans in recent months. An EP is due soon, but not before they headline Captains Live in Blanchardstown on September 21st.

The lads were kind enough to agree to some headshots, so I can say “Gypsies on the Autobahn are”:

Jamsie

Niall

Dan

Gary

Live shots to come soon, until then sit back and enjoy the lads in action:





The Hot Sprockets

3 09 2010

Dublin band The Hot Sprockets were on the bill at this week’s Phantom’s First Friday. I met up with the guys before the show for a few shots. While the above show is more in keeping with the band’s image and musical style, they weren’t afraid to try somethings a little more fun. These guys are a great talent and a great laugh. There’ll be more from these here in the future, hopefully.

And a go at a Libertines style shot:





President Brian McCraith, DCU

3 09 2010

I was recently asked to take the first picture of DCU’s new president, Prof. Brian McCraith for the College View, DCU’s award winning newspaper. Having been reading Strobists blog for the last while religiously, I felt more prepared for this shoot than any other. This is the picture I had in my head when I walked into his office.

I got to sit in on the interview with Vicky Kavanagh and was very impressed with his plans for DCU for the future (and his musical taste!). All that will be revealed in the College View Article when it is published.