Antique, or at least old cutlery, is the most peculiar thing to behold. Something so ordinary and everyday can seem so foreign like bone handled forks, with over curved tines. Having said that in a well crafted food shoot they can just finish a scene so perfectly, something that not […]

Dublin, could quite be possibly, be leading the charge in neon signs for the folically challenged. Make no beans about it, that’s some statement. Somebody, somewhere, without an ounce of irony – but possibly a moustache – decided the best way to market their message to the greater Dublin area […]

While convincing the Archipelago gents to stand out in the Baltic night air out in Dollymount to catch the Pigeon Chimneys at night for this portrait, I took the oppurtunity to try some light painting. Its simply painting with light into a long exposed frame – think of writing your […]

This is chocolate. Well, no it’s not. But it kinda is… Strangely enough, for something that is so familiar, so commonplace, so everyday or even twice a day, chocolate is a bit of a mystery. Any film clip you see of a master chocolatier making chocolate always starts with them […]

So I know Steven and John from various entrepreneur networking events around Dublin – there does seem to be a great swathe of events that we’re blessed with here – and the time had come where they needed to push their fledgling Archipelago out into the water. I was delighted […]

Living in Dublin and loving pubs, you pretty much have to decide what pubs suit what occasion – otherwise you get overwhelmed with the choice. There’s pubs for chats, pubs for the match, pubs for food. When the RBS 6 Nations rolls into town then there’s a myriad of fine […]

I shot a Google Business View tour along with some portraits of the team at Kevin Dempsey Distributors last summer, and delighted to hear from them again recently. They’ve a slew of new designs as part of their SLX cushions range and needed to get them ready for their marketing […]

So Tony and his fledgling yet vastly impressive company TenderScout, had a sizeable launch this week. After comparing the flake of various croissants around Dublin he gave the nod to my old haunt at No.6 Kildare Street. I was in there last week shooting another event for press/PR, and before […]

RIP David Carr. Sad news this morning about this passing of David Carr, famed New York Times columnist and bullshit destroyer. I embarrassingly enough wasn’t too familiar with his work, life and deserved notoriety before he dropped over to Dublin in November for and off-WebSummit talk courtesy of fine folk […]

Function overrides form in this. You need to be able to see a fast moving sticker printing press with tack sharpness. And you need to be able to explain to the designer that you can modify to the die-cut without affecting the grid bleed on the printing press (or something […]