I was on my way for a pint off Grafton street after working with Join me in the Pines who were playing in Iveagh gardens in Dublin when i came across this band in full swing on the street getting the crowd moving on a hot summers night in the city.
It generated a huge interest online (its been viewed over 200,00 times) and I licenced the video to a company in New York as well as doing an interview with the Irish Times! Nice to see a simple short video warm peoples hearts and show them how great a city Dublin is.
A project I did with my mother..Betty Dixon..walking in her shoes when she lived in Dublin's Blessington st in the 1940's until she was 7 years old when the family moved to Cabra. It was my first attemp at doing a documentary like this as I recently upgraded my camera allowing me to shoot video. The head phone in her ear was set up to capture audio but unfortunately it didnt work hence the poor sound at times but the time I spent walking around the city was incredible and an honour to have such a beautiful woman to relive her past to me and you. Thank you so much mam..xx
The fantastic Lir playing to a sold out Whelans..was beautiful to work with the lads again with so much energy on stage..legends who have influenced so many in the Irish music scene.
Collection of photos from the excellent recent Join me in the Pines gig at Thomas House. I have worked with each band member apart from Mick over the years in different acts..bringing them all together in one band means one smokin gig and they delivered that. The 2014 album "Inherit" from Join me in the Pines is one of my all time favorite album.
A collection of photos shot at the recent "I heart Bowie" night in the national concert hall on what would have been his 72nd birthday as part of the Dublin Bowie Festival.
John Byrne and Dave McGuinness added a host of talent in tribute to the great man including Duncan Maitland,Neil Dorrington, Phteven McHale & Mark Dmc, accompanied by the Trinity Orchestra, conducted by Molly Bourke, included in the night were Shane Hennessy on guitar, Barry O’Brien, Colm Lynch, Jem Mitchell, Ger Eaton, Gavin Glass, Fiach Moriarty, Brian Gallagher, Ollie Cole, Caoimhe Barry, Jack Lukeman, Christy Dignam and very special guest, the legend that is Gerry Leonard.
As part of the David Bowie festival, I was asked to document the rehearsal and National Concert Hall concert this year working with the "I heart" band who run a series of tribute nights. This is a collection shot in the Yard at Manor st and the Grand Social in the city were the band played with the Trinity Orchestra. Incredible experience and really looking forward to the sold out concert on Monday night. Thanks to Dave McGuinness and John Byrne as well as everyone involved.
A birthday tribute gig at the beautiful Whelans in Dublin for Joni Mitchell, a series of "I heart.." tribute nights bringing together artists who have been moved by a musician to pick up an instrument or find their voice which I was lucky enough to capture Thanks to Dave McGuinness and John Byrne who put on these excellent celebrations for letting me document the night again and looking forward to the " I heart David Bowie" tribute in National Concert Hall soon. Also thanks to my beautiful assistant on the lights..the legendary..Mr David Dixon.
Collection of photos from the I heart Jeff Buckley concert in Whelans 22nd August on the anniversary of Jeff's last gig there in 1994. John Byrne and Dave McGuinness have been running a series of tribute nights and get artist involved who have been inspired by these legends..to be able to play the same stage as Jeff did was special and you could see and feel the pride in each and every one on and off stage. Thanks to all involved
Thank you to Kevin Bohan and the Blind Elephant Collective for getting me involved in the excellent colouring book in association with the DSPCA..these people do incredible work for animals that need hope and a new home.
COLOUR ME BLIND vol.2 - "RESCUED"
all proceeds in aid of the DSPCA.
& 219 Animals for you to colour in
Available at link below
I was honored to be asked to exhibit some of my art at a house exhibition in Zebelin which is outside Hamburg with the legendary artist Nina Meyer and furniture designer Steffi Ribbe . Her house is a studio..top to bottom..colour and paint in every corner and to be able to add to this with my shades captured in my lens was an inspiration. All my photos are printed on canvas and range from 40" x 60" and I can ship globally if you are interested in hanging some of my world in yours.
Thanks again to Nina and Steffi and for all who came to the show