Friday, December 24, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bethlemayhem 2

Sometimes I hate making posters on the computer. This was not one of those times.

Also, what a mess!

Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz

A post by 1000 Words reminded me of this amazing body of work called "Travelers". It turns out Jonathan Lethem (who wrote one of my favourite short story collections, "Men and Cartoons") has a story incorporated into the Travelers book, which makes it all the more covetable...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Casper Dalhoff

I'm filling out a UCAS form to apply for college in Britain and the personal statement bit has got me thinking again about the photographer who made me want to take photographs (and spend a ridiculous amount of money on my first camera). His name is Casper Dalhoff and I first saw his series 'The Dark Side' in the slightly incongruous surroundings of the Eyre Square Shopping centre as part of the World Press Photo 2003 exhibition. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

LightS how?

I couldn't see any meteors but the ground was putting on a nice display.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Citóg 10-12-10

Visuaganza at Citóg with live projections. Lordy but this one took some rushed organisation but it came good, and not one thing went wrong.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cork, Black Sun, Backstreets Back, Alright

I feel like the camera has been clamped to my face this last week or so. This evening I'm gonna wade through the billions of photographs produced by a week that included a trip to Cork to see probably the most eye/ear-opening gig I've ever witnessed and two very enjoyable gigs of my own. Also this week: losing my keys, then sort-of losing someone else's keys; cross-town-massive-bag-transport; workworkwork and surprise Christmas tree! The sitting room smells like childhood with the tree in the corner.

The photo above is of Sionnach and Ali's game of peek-a-boo in the Pavillion in Cork, where last minute gig re-arrangements for Vicky's Black Sun night (my first time attending!) were feverishly, calmly being made.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

In Situ

On a freezing cold night last week I went and semi-accidentally followed through on a notion from ages ago that I don't think I ever even wrote down; it just stayed in my head. In a nutshell, I would go to a certain place - not necessarily somewhere significant - and photograph the ground there in a relatively meticulous manner. In this case I just happened to like the look of this little pier down by the Claddagh. I think maybe the fact that I rarely go there, but regularly pass it or spend time in the surrounding area, had a bearing on my decision to explore it. I like the idea of exploring a place that would, in an ordinary context, seem to be a sort of fait accompli - what is there to "explore" in a place like this, that is so obvious and un-mysterious?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Up Close and Instantaneous

A long day off. My eyes seem to always be half-closed; dozy and slow.

Instant winter

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Milan Jay E.P launch at Richardson's PLUS other stuff

I played support for Milan Jay this very evening, and a good show it was. MJ's E.P is great stuff altogether. My set was only slightly shambolic; I managed to almost completely undo all my hard work setting up lights by knocking them all over, and pressed some of the wrong buttons and hit some of the wrong strings and that but this is it, and that it was.

"ok thank you that would be great i haven't done it yet ptttttttthhhhhhhhhhh" is bound to be the big Christmas catchphrase.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kitchen Roll


I left an old camera with a roll of out of date film in the kitchen for about a month, to be on hand for the various small occurrences in and around the kitchen table.

Then I finished the film and proceeded to leave it about month before getting it developed; typical.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I'd used these photographs in the portfolio I hastily put together for the college interview last year. I then continued to use the book they were in as a visual diary in the second half of the school year, completely forgetting about these. I came across them again when I went rooting around in the stuff under my bed.

Portrait of a Table Quiz

A grand table quiz and only two pens between four people.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

After Effects - Daniele del Nero

Scale model houses covered in flour and mold spores, left to fester and photographed.

I love them for their resemblance to underwater wrecks, like they're looming out of the depths while you float around in one of those little submersibles with the massive lights on the front, your face pressed against the glass, wondering.

Monday, November 22, 2010


An obsession that flared up on Friday and frittered away this evening. Or maybe I just got fed up with the cold. Either way, it's out of my system now; though I'm sure I'll catch myself standing in the road outside people's houses in the dark taking photographs trying to stand as still as possible so they don't come out blurry.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Old, for Instants

 I took these Instax photos on the 26th September 2009 at my first ever gig, in a shed behind number 236 South Circular Road, Dublin - aka The Box Social.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Graffiti Forum

 After weeks of not following through on this idea I finally followed through on it this evening.

Mixed Messages - AVACDNE WNIRNAG

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Old Self

Snooping around old photo files during a much neededharddriveSpring-clean I came across this old self-portrait.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Photographer-less Portraits

An idea I had for a school project a few months ago.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Pixels Underground

A still from video played back on my bug-ridden laptop shot by Alice McDowell.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

One we made earlier

I don't know if you know but it was cold by the sea today. However, I had socks on my hands so it was ok.

Monday, October 04, 2010

A fisht o'burgers

Last Sunday I video'd and photographed the Tullykyne Vintage Run, in aid of the Parkinson's Association. Look away now if you don't want to see copious amounts of tractor photographs.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Digital photos of my first roll of slides.

Friday, September 17, 2010


A Noisy Night

Time alone in the murk underground, above ground the stiff sea breeze was an antidote.


Monday, September 06, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuam Arts Festival, Canavan's - Microscopic Pig, Wölflinge (Vicky Langan), Laura Sheeran

Microscopic Pig








Laura Sheeran











I've received a lot of funny looks from people in the last week, after revealing my new-found great liking for Tuam. I suppose my first proper experience of the place has spoiled me - a frigging great gig in a beautiful venue, in the middle of hanging out with Vicky for a whole two-ish days. Even the weather was perfect. Sushi, spider bites, Sol beer, big dog, bald man, chips two nights in a row, sweets by the sea and underground reverb. Yes please.


If you've not heard about Laura's pledge campaign then go here and educate yourself - support the making of her debut (double!) album and be directly responsible for aiding its release. There's a whole huge load of stuff on her website including free EPs and videos and all sorts STOP READING THIS AND GO LOOK, GIVE HER MONEY AND GET COOL STUFF.