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Insta-Planets
2015-06-25

https://instagram.com/p/4AXwFfRnB8/?taken-by=conphoto So, this is the green screen in the green room, that happens to have a red carpet – confused?!? Was shooting some portraits of the cast of a new telly advertisement. The cast and crew were busy honing their crafts in Studio 2 @ RTE and I set up shop in the adjoining Green Room. This way the actors came in the makeup and costume ( well just their civvies TBH), and I'd matched their lighting...

Speedy Press
2015-05-20

International Literary Festival Dublin is hitting Dublin pretty hard this May with a broad swathe of events peppered across the nooks and crannies in town. Monkeyshine Theatre bring the Paper Princess play to the Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin 2. I zipped down to them before their show, and with precisely 9.3 minutes available I had to put down my bag of tricks and whittle something nice looking for imminent press release. I managed to get a couple of...

All Ireland 7s VW Sponsor Launch
2015-05-19

So simple enough and quick PR and Press Photography gig yesterday. Volkswagen Ireland and St Jude's GAA announced they are the new All Ireland Junior 7s sponsor, which seems like a good suit for them with all the families involved in it and sure you must be able to squeeze +7 into some of their MPVs. Anyways, Croke Park is always a pleasure, but with 6/7 people to squeeze into a shot and shooting from the press gallery, there's just not a whole lot...

ISPAI Annual report Launch
2015-05-19

The ISPAI do some really tough work, they essentially receive and monitor reporting of child abuse imagery online. It's such an enormous and utterly tragic problem, its hard to accept or even understand its existence. Their heroic and difficult work is wrapped up in its annual report, which outlines how they work with different ISPs, international police and monitoring groups, and an ever changing digital world. France Fitzgerald TD Minister for...

Dublin Mountains, Tiny Planet
2015-05-15

So here's another of the PhotoSphere Tiny Planet projections... The whole methodology of shooting a 360 is rotating precisely around the exact point on all three axis of where the light bends through the lens of the camera. Hence lot of beautifully tooled mechanized aluminum mounts and struts for tripods and DSLRs. My mobile doesn't have one of these, and this forest floor hasn't seen a spirit level for some time. Adding to the difficulty of shooting...

Poached Egg on Toast
2015-05-07

The simplest things are often the most difficult, and the most delicious. Sweet carmelised onions, on toasted sourdough and... for the life of me I can't remember that reduction or even reverse engineer it. Anyways it looks staggeringly delightful, even considering its only egg on toast. Do the simple things right as they say. Mouth watering delights from the fine folk at La Mere Zou St Stephens Green,Dublin...

MusicTown
2015-04-29

So it's been a busy couple of weeks. Massively enjoyable and utterly Dublin-centric, which is only a great thing. So MusicTown kicked off, and its a Dublin City Corporation initiative, which brings in a few looser smaller strands and give them a big brother hug, and then peppers the city with another great range of events. Over 10 days, and maybe 40+ locations MusicTown did a fantastic job an encapsulating some gems and nuggets of Dublin life that...

Barber Sean of Cut & Sew
2015-04-16

Sean is a regular of my Instagram feed, always popping up with tightly graded shorn young folk of Dublin looking impossibly sharp. I believe he's just moved into new shop in Temple Bar, Dublin and trundled across a version of this while backing (so many hard drives... ), and it's a shot I always liked – so worth a quick posting. If I recall I was using three mobile flashes and some of the coloured filters I'd been carting around for the...

Oi-Oi-Oysters
2015-03-25

Delectable and delicious. Atlantic Rock oysters – food of the kings and deliverer of such satisfaction. If you don't, or even worse, can't do these shell-rockers, you have my full commiserations and pity. They're such a treat and a funtastic addition to any meal, it's bizarre to think that in bygone days they would have been spurned and thought of peasant food. Now they're bedfeloows with champagne and stout. In amongst this lot are some...

Why Go Bald? Dublin's Finest Neon
2015-03-13

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 of receding men was to erect and 3m high neon sign of an animated man surprised at his loss/ re-appearance of hair. Simply brilliant. He's our own Vegas...

Light Painting Portrait Photography
2015-03-11

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 name with sparklers as a kid at Hallowe'en. So it was a popular thing online at the time, and it can be quite a cool effect. I suggested just doing a non-descript ball,...

Steven and John from Archipelago
2015-03-04

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 to be asked to be involved and given a pretty free reign to come up with some strong portrait photography that would help them get some press and help give them a little...

Dublin Bay Prawns
2015-03-02

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 options – Slatterys, 51 on Haddington but one of my own favourites would be the Old School House on Mount Street Bridge. Watching Ireland beat England yesterday, I'm grinning...

SLX Cushions Product Photography
2015-02-27

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 collateral, as they've a scheduled newsletter, and website promo alongside some of the old fashioned real-life printed material. The pure white background is usually favoured...

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