Battalions of Canvassers from the left,….More Charging from the right, people everywhere in the Republic today are pressured with the job of voting in the next government to take power. Ultimately whoever takes power, needs to take the economic bull, by the horns. We the irish people, have a duty today, a duty that will decide the faith of this and possibly the next generation.
If your unsure who to vote for, just make sure your fully aware of who NOT to vote for, perhaps have a read of the independents in your locality. Every ballot office today between 7am and 10pm will have each political parties stance on different topics on canvassing leaflets. Spend as long as you need deciding, as it is one day out of 365 and your vote counts.
Remember, If you Dont Vote, You Have No Say in the Matter (Literally, your vote goes to the party with the most votes)
Had alot of fun today despite geting to the studio and the light rigs being out on location
We (myself and my little brother) decided we could use both the natural light in the studio and a bit of off-camera flash to achieve the look we were going for. We used a little chair that was lying around in the studio and placed all of his puppets on them, to create a little puppet gang photoshoot using Charlie McCarthy (the leader), Zig n’Zag (brothers) and Kitty Galore….
It was a busy Monday lunchtime in the city today, when KT Tunstall, decided to drop in on afew lucky Dubliners having their lunch in the Tower Records Café on Wicklow street, for yet another brilliant State Intervention.
By around 1:45 there wasn’t a seat in the place for Tunstall’s energetic and brilliant acoustic set…
Pretty Damn excited today to be heading over to the Gallery of Photography to be hitting up the ‘Steve McCurry | Worlds of Colour’ Exhibition.
I was waiting around town for the lovely Caroline two nights ago when I bumped into a very good friend of mine and lover of photography. We took a stroll down by the Dublin Convention Centre unintentionally, I think it was the light aesthetics that attracted us in that direction.I got about 1 snap and then we headed back.
On the way back we wandered down onto the Meeting House Square, which is currently a building site, to discover a poster advertising that world renowned photographer Steve McCurry had a talk on Thursday (1 Day before) and an exhibition running til late April.
Mc Curry is best known for his Portrait of Sharbat Gula or more widely known as the ‘Afghan Girl’
Afghan Girl / Copyright © SteveMcCurry / Magnum Photos
What a seriously Amazing body of work this guy has, especially his mid-nineties stuff!!
I hadn’t heard a single song from this act until I got an email off State last week asking me if I wanted to cover it, and by me I mean the group email that goes out to a BILLION photographers,…or is it 10? I’m really not sure.
Either way I emailed straight back explaining I was on the way into town anyway and I’d cover it. Glad I did now.
She’s Bloody Fantasmic!!
Gig Review by Niamh Doolan
Walking on stage with her trademark heavy fringe and clad in a Susie Quattro-esque black leather jumpsuit, Joan Wasser quite literally leaves some spectators with their jaws on the floor. She then launches straight into a blistering set showcasing her sultry, soulful and shouty vocal capabilities, Tyler Wood’ funk-riddled synth sounds and unrelenting beats from drummer Parker Kindred. The show takes a decidedly different direction to the sombre tone of performances in the last year, with Wasser slinking effortlessly from keyboard to guitar with mighty prowess and poise. ‘The Action Man’ gets the ball rolling, as fans squeeze their way through the crowd to secure a prime spot, and is followed by a fabulously bewitching version of ‘The Magic’. The Deep Field is plundered on numerous occasions, bringing forth an exquisite eight minute performance of ‘Flash’ – a sultry and haunting highlight.
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Theres one thing I keep saying to myself about rainy days and thats I haven’t tried photographing in it,…
That is, until today
Must of fired off about 50 shots in the rain today (with my camera, you sickos!) but THIS was the only one I liked in the end…
Words by ChristopherGoodfellow
Photographs by iKeegan
The Dublin City Development Plan sets out a five-year strategy for the future of your city. From transport hubs and building heights to off licences, it’ll decide what gets built in your neighbourhood.
But who foresaw this vision?
At a café in East Wall Joe Mooney, a community activist and residents association member, is preparing for an oral hearing into the €2bn euro Dart Underground project.
While we share a pot of tea on Church Street breaking news of the EU and IMF’s €90bn bailout is being repeated on the radio ad nauseam. Mooney’s neighbourhood sits on the fringe of the Docklands. The grey sky outside the window is framed by a seven-storey block of flats, in the foreground an empty building site sits across the street from a row of terraced houses.
The residents association Mooney is part of galvanised around the Spencer Dock protests back in 1999. Now its meetings draw a 100-strong crowd and recently defeated a bid to build a 12-storey tower block on the site we are looking at.
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Totally Dublin Feature – Future Dublin