Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March - Dublin [21.01.17]

 Thousands of people marched in Dublin to protest against President Trump and his abhorrent policies, actions, and words.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Photos of my 2016

More photos than 2015 but still not enough taken. Aiming for far more in 2017! Thanks for all the views, likes, comments and orders through out the year - its always nice to know that theres a few of my photos hanging in your homes.


JANUARY | SNOW AND NO TO IRISH WATER

The year started with a light sprinkling of snow....up the Wicklow Mountains.... that latest a couple of hours!






Irish Water Protest


The end of January saw another Irish Water Protest. At this stage I've no idea how Irish Water is - I think people paying for it is put on hold, but those who have paid already aren't getting refunds, but meters are still going in and the CEO is on his way out...or something like that!





FEBRUARY | TWO FINGERS TO FASCISTS 

The far right group Pegida attempted to set up an Irish wing of their knuckle dragging organisation, but so few them turned up all I came across were the Gards and the great protesters. 












MARCH ~ JULY | PHONE SHOTS ONLY!


Not much over the next few months, phone shots only. 

Never got to do Bingo with Des!




AUGUST | HARDCORE, OI, MISS IRELAND & TATTOOS

The Dublin Tattoo Convention

A couple hundred tattoo artists, Dublin Body Painting Jam, and Death Do Us Part Danger Show made a great (and 14th) International Dublin Tattoo Convention





















DEATH DO US PART




Miss Ireland

The end of August was off to Sligo for the toughest one for the year! to take photos of Miss Ireland in Sligo Adventure Park which is opening some time in 2017. Miss Tipperary (on the left) Niamh Kennedy went on to represent Ireland in Washington DC.








Sick Of It All

Its usually about 10 years between Sick Of It All visits, but this time round it was only a years wait, with the NYHC legends returning to the Voodoo Lounge.







The Old Firm Casuals

Two days later it was back to the Voodoo for The Old Firm Casuals and extra special show with it being the anniversary of the passing of Colin 'Runnin Riot' McQuillan.







SEPTEMBER ~ DECEMBER | DOGS, FREEMASONS AND BARBERS

The last 1/3 of the year was spent dog/house sitting, basically living out of a suitcase for the guts of four months. It took a while to get used to turning up at a strangers house, getting the keys from under a rock and getting to look after their beloved animals for a few days - weeks. Over this time I looked after a fish, 2 canaries, 2 peacocks, 2 rabbits, 9 dogs, 8 geese and 15 hens!



Taking photos of these animals was near on impossible but some sits allowed for some nearby opportunities when out walking the animals, instead of being stuck in front of this monitor! 



Don't feed the deer

Or you're going to have a bad day!



Skeptical Deer





Horror Expo in the freemasons building





Industry

Industry is a great new place in Blanchardstown, combing Neo Traditional Barbershop, Traditional Tattoo Shop and Physical Therapy. I got my first haircut since 1993 here and a tattoo on the visit for some photos! 






Goole Year In Search 2016


In September I was approached by a digital agency to contribute an image to the Google Year In Search 2016 video. I assumed that they had contacted hundreds of people for imagery and never thought anything of it thinking I'd be discarded as they whittled down the content so imagine my surprise when the video hit 37 seconds!






....AND SOME RANDOMNESS






DJ Caleb Macken


Writer Colin McCraken


Eadaoin & Audrey - The Photo Dolls
(in their own booth at Dublin Tattoo Convention)