Looking forward to Independents Day 2013 Zine fair this Sunday 23rd of June (12-5) at the Food-Coop, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8. I’ll be sharing a table with the Tinderbox network of which I’m a member and we’ll have copies for sale of ‘Gods and Monsters of tomorrow’, an art book in which I collaborated with the photograph above (‘Upside down world’). I’ll also have a copy of my book ‘Dublin Graffiti Walkers’ and some of my Dublin prints on display. Hope to see you there!
I’m very happy to announce that my solo exhibition ‘Visions of Dublin’ at the Brick Alley Cafe, 25 Essex St East, Temple Bar, Dublin, which opened on 30th January, has been extended now till September! The exhibition features both my digital and analogue black and white work and shows different visions of Dublin, from cityscapes, street scenes and portraits of Dublin people, to my more introspective, almost abstract works. From June to September I’m also going to present some of my colour work.
I’m very happy to have had one of my photographs published to illustrate a poem by Gearóid De Biotún in the February 2013 issue of Irish language magazine Comhar.
4 of the 10 prints I have on display till 2pm on Friday 15th March at Pearse library, Dublin. It is a group exhibition with my club The Smena Photographic Society and is held as part of the Festival of Russian Culture. The photographs I chose for this exhibition are from my ‘Looking down’ series.
I am very excited about my first solo exhibition at the Brick Alley Cafe, 25 Essex St East, Temple Bar, Dublin, opening on January 30th. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit my work in such a nice and central venue. The exhibition features both my digital and analogue black and white work and shows different visions of Dublin, a city I very much love, from cityscapes, street scenes and portraits of Dublin people, to my more introspective, almost abstract works. The photographs were taken between 2010 and 2012 and they will be in the Brick Alley Cafe till April 7th. Will also have additional work at The Cat’s Miau shop on 74 Francis street during the month of March.
Very happy to be taking part in a fundraising event for Crumlin’s children’s hospital on Sunday the 2nd of December at 8pm in Dublin Exchange. Theatre producer Lana Stukapova has compiled slide shows of my photographs and some by another photographer as a background for the wonderful saxophone playing of her son Denny. Hope you can come! Admission is free and there’s complimentary tea and cofee.
I’m delighted to have sold a framed print of this photo (‘Topsy-turvy’, a reflection of the Ha’penny bridge on the waters of the river Liffey, Dublin) at the 2012 SCOOP Foundation art charity auction and exhibition, in aid of children in India. The proceeds of this sale will go in full towards building schools and living areas for street children in Varanasi.
Very excited to be taking part in ‘Analogue’, a darkroom students exhibition organized by BlockT opening in Dublin next Friday the 21st (6-11pm). It will coincide with Culture night (see programme) and will run over the whole weekend. I’ll exhibit in it a series of ‘Street moments’, three photographs I developed and printed during my Introduction to the darkroom course in BlockT. This photograph, titled ‘Over there’, will be one of them.
Very excited to be contributing this image, ‘Upside down world’ to the ‘Gods and Monsters’ project, a book of poetry, short stories and artwork by 21 Irish-based authors and artists. A fundit initiative has been started to help raise the funds necessary for its printing, distribution and promotion. This book is a project by the Tinderbox network of which I’m a member, and any proceeds will be used to fund our next publishing project.
Since December 2011 I have been exploring the possibilities of film. I plan to learn more about this medium to gain more control over the developing and printing process. Here are four photos I took using a Fujinon Fujica ST 605 camera and 35mm black and white film: Kentmere 400 (swans photo), Fujifilm Neopan 400 (reflections), Kodak Tmax 100 (girl walking) and Ilford 400 (cobblestones). I must thank Aware of the Void for his great help in getting me started!