OFWGKTA, The Academy, 23/8/2011

23 08 2011

A quick upload for now. Amazing gig. I wasn’t really at the races today though – let some shots slip through my hands! Gah.
Anyway, there’ll be more soon. Sleep now.

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The Tallest Man On Earth

4 06 2011

A lying bastard he may be (he’s no more that 5’6″, I reckon), but Kristian is a fine entertainer. So good in fact that he moved a couple in the front row to spend the entire first three songs liplocked. It was only himself and the guitar, strutting around the stage for the most part of the night, which could have been a disaster, visually, had he not been so energetic. Anyway, he was bopping away and here are some of the pictures I gotted:

 

Oh and here’s his sister. She was in the support band, but I didn’t catch their name, but they were good. I like this shot too!

 





Portmarnock

29 05 2011

A drive to Portmarnock. That’d be fun AND relaxing. And it’d be a nice place to get some pictures.

Several hours later – having scaled wet rocks, nearly dropped my camera into the sea, been ambushed by a Mother Heron and then pinched by a wee crab, I gave up. I returned home exhausted, but with some decent landscape shots. Here they are in all their monotonic glory. Also, three posts in three days – and it’s not even Christmas! You lucky people, you.

These are only wee in size here, so if you wanna be truly gobsmacked and allow your retinas to feast upon some non-resticted sizes of these images, you should click them to see them in gorgous fullsize (and on a lovely black background, too)

I’m too good to you people…





And So I Watch You From Afar

1 01 2011

Click to see the image large

 

Before they rang in the new year to a packed house in Whelans, I caught up with Northern Ireland’s greatest instrumental band for a brief photo shoot. So here are: And So I Watch You From Afar in all their high-definition glory.

 





More Snow…

22 12 2010

Snow in Dublin, eh?

Y’know yerself, 5 inches in Ireland and buses veer wildly out of control on the roads, pedestrians flail in panic on somewhat iced grounds before meeting their eventual, inevitable fate. Thankfully, a brave soldier like myself ventured out there yesterday to Johnstown Park and I managed to claw my way back home. And with some picture too!

 

 

 

 

 

Better get going again. …I’m just going outside, and I may be some time…





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:





Hoax

9 08 2010

The lads from Hoax were the latest crowd to get the Deadl.ie treatment. We met up at the docks and after a few minutes they were totally relaxed and some of the best models I’ve worked with yet. You can check the guys out here and if you like what you hear they’re playing Sunday 15th August in the Mezz

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Photographer’s Notes:

The lads chose to meet at 9pm, which was perfect lighting-wise. The sun was setting and the lights at the docklands were coming alive. Worked out perfectly. Two strobes were used, two SB-600s fired using Nikon’s on-baord CLS, both at full power. The lights were situated at 45′ to each side of the band, the left using a shoot through umbrella and the right through my new Ezybox.

The left light was aimed at the member furthest on the right and vice-versa with the left strobe, ensuring a nice even spread of light across the band. There was no back-lighting this time.

The green-shot  (no.3) was performed with a shutter speed of 1/80 whilst moving the camera freely in my hand as I shot. It was enough to lightly blur the scene, with the flashes (firing at the end of the shutter) was strong enough to ensure detail and clarity.

The set, so far is available here: