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!

 





Talking Shop Ensemble

27 05 2011

As promised, here’s Talking Shop Ensemble:

 





PhotoShoot – Shaun

26 05 2011

Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting Shaun Dunne and the Talking Shop Ensemble members Aisling, Oonagh and Lisa, around Pearse Street and Trinity’s campus. The photos will be used in the upcoming Fringe festival program, but here they are before anyone else sees ’em. So, here’s Shaun in all his Technicolor glory. Talking Shop Ensemble should be up tomorrow!

Oh, and see that above pic, yeah? That’s the culmination of reading Strobist for about a year. Everything in the picture went just as I had visualized it. Quids in! I know people bad mouth it, and yes he’s probably the reason flashguns are over-priced these days, but there’s lots to be learnt from that blog. He doesn’t mention anything about buses mind, that was my own personal genius.

Enough wiffle-waffle, here’s a few more.





Bell X1, Vicar Street, 11/11/2010

13 11 2010

I’m usually very prepared. Really prepared, like. Batteries charged the day before a gig and everything triple checked.

So when I turned up to Vicar Street a half-an-hour before the band were due to start I thought everything was going okay. Until I realised I was shooting from the balcony. This hadn’t entered my mind as a possibility prior to this…

So there I was, tucked away on the balcony, mixing with the plebs, with only a 24-70mm and an 85mm lens.It made for some spectacularly piss-poor shots. The above shot is the best of a bad bunch – which is really saying something. You can click it ti see it large, if you should so desire, but truth be told you’re not missing much. Bell X1 themselves are still gonna be tiny. The crowd are still gonna be tiny. I was miles away from where I would’ve been comfortable.

 

Morale of the story – always pack the long lens. Always.





GPO @ 7am, October 2010

12 10 2010

Went for a walk at 7am last week. After a class on photomerging, I photoshopped the hell out of the panorama of images I had.
I love it, personally – even if it is cheesy as hell.





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: