I spent an afternoon in the stunning National Concert Hall in Dublin which like all venues globally have been effected by the pandemic. These seats are usually filled with people to watch a huge variety of music and I have been privileged to work it this room many times but never like I did yesterday..floating above it. Thanks to Rosita and all the staff in the NCH for making it possible for me to add it to this project.
A collection of portraits taken from 2006 to 2019 for a project I am working on. I decided to get up close and personal with musicians who I have been lucky enough to work with over the years. Part one is based on the music scene with part two on the poets, photographers and painters. Thanks to every one involved for allowing me capture them for this piece. I'm delighted to have this piece involved in this years Culture Ireland.
In this time of not being able to visit new lands..let me take you on a trip..
I did a street stranger portrait workshop with Alistair Prentice and Jim Leonard in Dublin recently which was an excellent insight into taking posed portraits on the streets. Jim is an master of the art of film and I was lucky enough to shoot off a roll of black and white with his beautiful Rolleiflex..thank you Jim..a legend..and to everyone who sat for me.
Shoot with Join me in the Pines for their recent released album "Monomania"
Photo shoot with Barry O'Brien for the art work of his album "World of sound" with Slumberjet
Shoot with Ken O'Duffy in 37 Dawson st for his album "The last night at the gentlmens club"
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.