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Event Photography

Summer Jug
2019-09-20

Nestled in the nook of the Dodder, wedged between million-dollah homes is, of course, Merrion Cricket club. Smashing little spot where I've only ever seen 100% sunshine, an opportunistic micro-climate. Anyways, many good folk have decided 12 months is too long to wait for an office Christmas blowout, so they broken up the year with a summer sporty/ active/ family-friendly hoo-ha with appropriately chargrilled meats and plant-based culinary delights,...

Eyes Right
2019-09-07

It's a smashing room, really, really is... 'twas the Employment Law Association of Ireland's AGM in Merrion Hotel with TD from across the road Finian McGrath – a lovely little catchup. They quickly got through their mandate requirements, a few hands in the air, some comments from noted invitees and retired in the plush surrounds to the real business of professional chat. Its easily dismissed but this kind of professional networking is 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...

Shape Generators
2018-01-30

Loving this folded paper structure in the Royal Hibernia Academy. Its work by Cork-based sculptor Alex Pentek, titled Folded Space and seemed to get in the way of a corporate do there recently, but to be honest with some pretty dynamic lighting, it really did make the room quite special. It came into its own at night and provided another screen and depth to the space that can at times seem...

2018 Back to the Future Doc!
2018-01-04

We hurtled through December's slalom of Christmas parties (see above!), last minute numbers and sodden frozen timelapse sites. We got there and signed out for a couple of weeks of turbo eating. We're back. Rounder and softer on the edges, but we're back :) Lashings of Happy New Year to all – and delighted to be seeing the near future as brightly as we do in...

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...

BlowBack
2017-11-20

I've never been a smoker but I've always had a soft spot for them. Film noirs and rock'n'rollers have always made them more glamorous and sexy than reality, but still there usually more craic and mischievous. Think I've only ever seen one other cigarette being lit backwards – and I laughed. Hard. After nearly choking. Still glad to see it can happen to...

Deep in Email
2017-11-15

The always on. There's no escape to the magical land of 'Inbox Zero'. Caught some folk as the light lined up at a conference recently. Really love line of his shaved...

In-Meeting with Minister
2017-05-08

Had a really enjoyable editorial photography gig last week with Minister Murphy in attendance. In a plush Marker Hotel meeting room, with some heavy hitters in the room, Phil from Euroweek hosted the roundtable event. On the table was the shape-shifting Brexit ideal from an Irish perspective. No shortage of insights and revelations from the collected industrialists. Minister Murphy dropped in and addressed some issues raised, along with batting back...

Stairway to Heaven
2017-04-10

Well, forgive the substantial leap of faith, but they're still going up the stairs. Maybe not to heaven, and not to any Led Zepp as far as I remember. Twas great little morning shindig put on by the good people of Siegel + Gale to have a chat and meet some good folk from the Dublin scene. On hand were a crack team of brand experts delivering some wise nuggets of futurism and branding, and how best to hop about the place when all the young folk be...

It's been a while but now we're back...
2017-01-19

New Years' resolution and all of that. 2016 was a spectacular year in terms of projects, opportunities and clients. Worked out a lot of new and exciting projects that stretched my experience across fields I didn't think I'd ever be involved in from project managing 16 photographers on a nationwide project, to designing a 360º sales tool for heavy machinery industry. It's been remarkable, and wonderful. Here's to a riot of colour across the field for...

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...

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...

TenderScout Corporate Portraits
2015-02-20

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 that was in shooting the interiors for the RCPI themselves. If i had to be familiar with a place this would be high on it. Pretty fine spot for seminars etc as...

David Carr
2015-02-13

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 at Spiel. Briefly met him in Grogans, along with Shane Snow, and the man was utterly buzzing, teeming with energy, witticisms and ascerbic truth,...

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