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…

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Thesis : Behind the Irish Music Scene

24 03 2011

So here we are: The first samples of my thesis to date (Except in black and white). The Coloured versions will appear in a book, which I’ll hopefully put up here as a pdf after May.

I’ve basically followed bands around, arriving when they do (usually at 4pm) and going home after they do. I’ve hassled a lot of people, pointed cameras where I was told not to and woken up a disgruntled bass-player with an over enthusiastic flash (not recommended). I’ve shot the bands live, but for the book, only candid, behind the scene images will be used.

 

Let me know what you think!

 

 

 

 

 

 





Retarded Cop / Gaz Le Rock

14 01 2011

 

 

Where to start with Gaz Le Rock / Retarded Cop? You could check out his fantastic show here, that airs on 2xm every Friday at 12:30 and again on Tuesdays at 9:30pm. Or you could ┬ácheck out his awesome videos over on his YouTube Channel. Personally, I recommend popping over to his house for the best cuppa coffee you’ll ever have (seriously – that was some damn good coffee).

Retarded Cop has been chosen as one of State.ie’s Faces of 2011. It’s a deserved reward. The one man band seems to love doing what he does, and he is responsible for some of the catchiest hooks in Dublin at the moment. It won’t be long before he takes to the live scene and it’ll be great to hear songs like this get the reception they deserve:

 





And So I Watch You From Afar

1 01 2011

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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…