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Film School – Live TV
2019-09-03

This gig was really fascinating – band weren't bad either. Essentially it was a live television multi-camera setup, with directors training in handling the live feeds and directing in a live studio setup across lighting, sound, cameras, graphics, talent and the rest. Lots of spinning plates – not for the faint-hearted. So throughout the rehearsals, they went through 4 training directors, each with their own approach, style and emphasis. I got...

Open Gate Brewing Storm!
2019-08-28

Ah sure, just the one... Quick little 2 light setup as was waiting for some arriving guests at a something, something, something something. Its a great little spot wedged between the original brewery, and delivery dock and Thomas Street. Diageo I think task them with brewing up some more of the unusual staples of the beer family, with an evolving selection of ales away from Diageo's black stallion. It was an small award ceremony for the...

Whisky Tasting
2019-06-13

It hit me. Leaving Cert. Blind silence panic. There be five of them sat upstairs silently trying to discern between grain and chaff, whisky and whiskey, bourbon and rye. Five different tables, all studiously looking for clues in the three separate samples lined up, swirling, sniffing, scribbling. I never experienced whisky like this. Never a big fan, a couple of run-ins and car crashes inspired by Hunter's tomes of the feverish Wild Turkey...

Open Gate Brewery Dublin
2017-11-23

Nights are getting darker, and the pub gets infinitely more attractive. Enjoyed great event in a new location for me last Monday evening. A wee get-together for some of the folk helping the Alone Charity raise a few quid, for the some of the older members of the community, all through lip-smackingly good ale. A good crew from some fine established pubs (The Two Sisters, The Oak, The Brazen Head... to name a few) all turned up to catch up and raise a...

Buff Bouef
2017-10-15

Staple. Some folk only choose one thing when they dine out – schteak. You pretty much have to have it to please a large section of your audience, something to woo the business crowd, the father-in-law, Larry from Longford and those that need to choose the most expensive thing on the a la carte. Over familiarity can be a curse, but that's often the challenge. Doing something simple, often and exquisitely well. Sealed in pan to get the brown amino...

Stuffed Courgette
2017-10-03

I love courgettes. I like chomping fresh little ones, chopping firm ones and pointing and laughing at oversized ones that belong in science fiction novels. If i had to have a favourite vegetable it'd be a courgette – but that would be a bit weird, having a favourite vegetable. So summer's gift are these guys just blooming out of veg patches> Dax on Pembroke St had me in to shoot some of these delectables, and out popped this little beauty. My Swiss...

Ya Game?
2017-09-30

Why, yes, yes I am. Except venison doesn't talk, and if it did it's be saying 'I'm delicious'. New head chef Rich is cooking up a seasonal storm in Suesey Street (ye olde name for Fitzwilliam Street) and lashed up – albeit – conscientiously plated, this delectable pile of seasons greetings. Game venison, parsnip, cherries and green things to be healthy like, I love how it looks. Check the meat structure and the melting salt crystal on juicy meat....

TenderScouts
2017-09-28

Tenderscout gots a new home. They flew the coop from DogPatch Labs, got ideas about themselves and located themselves in Georgian haunt of Harcourt St. Closer to Coppers in fairness. There's a fervent buzz off of Tenderscout, that's nothing to do with head honcho Tony's footballing prowess, or his boots. They seem to be delivering consistent results for businesses in getting more work in the door and striding forwards through Tenders – which...

Nice Apartment
2017-04-24

I'm always astonished when I see house and apartment photography for pads worth over half a million eurotrons. Aside from the staggering amount, which is uncomfortably to even whisper, is when said estate agent decides that to sell an asset of this gargantuan value they need photographs that barely describe the place. I'm all for estate agents shooting for themselves if they can, but to show it in poor light, blurry, and photograph the ensuite with...

Dublin Generic
2016-11-07

"No, something modern but classic, un-specific and generic, but utterly Dublin, but not stocky." – Eh, okay... Nothing better than getting a contradictory brief, to leave you scratching your head. But these are the impossible conversations I enjoy. Dublin has changed inordinately over the last 16 years, with half of Dublin 2 being renovated to high spec offices to accommodate the bean bag generation of highly skilled workers, and the other half...

HQ Restaurant Interiors
2015-09-21

Hanover Quay rather than Head Quaters, since you ask :) New interiors for a new restaurant in the old hallowed halls of Ely HQ over in Hanover Quay. It's the new Silicon Docklands, boasting well heeled smart young things clutching flat whites and yoga mats, along with Facebook, Google and all the solicitors in Dublin. That and the local wetsuit bedecked lads doing backflips beside the water-skiers and aquatic vehicles with tourists donning vikings...

Greenore Port Shipping
2015-08-09

Carlingford Lough is a real beaute of a thing. I've seen it from a few different angles, but more often than not when its under a dreary threatening hulk of grey. I was shooting a timelapse and some photography for the Greenore Port when I got to spend a couple of days out there, and saw all the seasons – a few times over. Trying to get across you essence of any business in a single photo is forever a challenge. Think I'm getting close in this shot...

Minister of Health @ Cremore Clinic
2015-08-08

Cremore Clinic is a out in Glasnevin, and they requested a Google tour a few weeks back. Its a recently renovated clinic and they've all these pods off the main artery which gives all these mini zen-like moments. Right at the back of the property they've a really stunning rose garden, I'm no huge fan of the anything-but-humble rose but I must have hit it a just the right time – pretty mesmerising. Anyhoo, one of the more challenging portfolios in...

Shaved Parmesan Grated Truffle Tortellini
2015-08-06

My mind still bends a little each time I smell truffle. It just never smells like edible food and it kicks off an olfactory argument in my brain. I certainly don't dislike it, and do enjoy it massively in its milder applications, but its can be phenomenally strong, strong enough to stop me in my tracks – which is not easily done when there's a whole pile of delicious in the way. Tortellini parcels of delicious pasta tossed in olive oil, Parmesan...

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