Thursday, January 31, 2013

hand colour

Phil Evans, Athlone, 2013

Experimenting with hand colouring black & white photos.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Stranger than Kindness

Dublin 2, 2013

This image is from a series I have been working on. It examines brutalist buildings in Dublin 1 and 2. I find theses buildings very interesting, they are some what unapologetic and the square grid design seems to echo that of graph paper.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

HBD Big Jim

HBD Big Jim
HQ, 2013

I remember when I first moved over to Dublin, I was skating bushy park. I could hear this big NY accent shouting "hell yeah!".  Big Jim was the first skater I got talking to over here and is one of the best! HBD dude! See you on the ramp!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

multi exposure

 IADT studio, 2013

Spent a bit more time in the studio using flash and experimenting with multi exposure.

Thanks to fellow students Julia & Liezl!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Rob, DIY spot, 2012

Thought it was about time I posted something shot in colour!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

bright lights of the city

Dublin, 2013

Took this shot near Grafton street, which was still littered with xmas lights.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Liz in the studio

Baz, IADT studio, 2012

Quick pic from Liz is Evil live recording. Check em out!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

cellbridge bowl

 Wayne G, Cellbridge bowl, 2013
(left: Minolta + Delta, below: Adox Golf + hp5)

Skated a new wee skatepark out in Cellbridge. The bowl is a bit of a challenge in the sense that looks easier to skate than it actually is. Well worth the short trip tho!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Templebar, 2013
(minolta xd7 + delta)

Ok, I did not set out to photograph this muppet, but when he happened to present himself near me, I thought why not. I dunno which one he is but as you can see he is bathing in the attention.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Somewhere near Loch Dan, 2013
(Minolta xd7 + delta)

As an homage to Diado Moriyama I have spent some time looking for texture. I happened to find my self in some woodland as the sun was setting, the play of light and shadows was unreal. I was half expecting to see the deer men of dark wood.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Paranoid Visions

 Paranoid Visions, Fibbers Dublin, 2013
(Minolta xd7 + Delta 25000 iso)

Caught up with the Visions on the first part of the Bored Failte tour. Great gig, great sound and buckfast behind the bar.

Give these guys a look if ya ain't heard em already.

Left- Some of the Rebellion heads!

Friday, January 11, 2013

more studio time!

 IADT studio, 2013
(hassleblad 500 + HP5)

Had another session in the studio with fellow photographers Liezl Erasmus & Julia Ptak. So far we've only had each other as subjects, so focus has been on trying different lights & flashes.

Left- Liezl

Below- Liezl

Above- Liezl

 Well, as you can see, am jumping for joy here! Can't ask people to do crazy stuff in front of the lens and not include yourself in it!

Right- Stu
(pic credit- Liezl)
 Left- Stu
(pic credit- Liezl)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Falkland Hill, Fife, 2012
(Minolta xd7 + Tri-x)

Got stuck in fog up the hills with mixed results, slightly over developed due to rather warm darkroom. Remarkable what a great diffuser of light fog can be!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

IADT studio

 Studio practice, IADT, 2013
(Hassleblad 500 + ilfrod HP5)

Spent sometime with  fellow photographers & students ( Julia Ptak & Liezl Erasmus) experimenting in the studio, shooting under tungsten lights.

Left- Julia & Liezl

Quickly found out why people love the hassleblad system so much.

Right- Stu & Liezl

Left- Stu

  Above- Liezl

Left- Stu

      Right- Julia & Liezl

Flash back

Halloween gig, Dublin, 2012
(Minolta xd7, ilford hp5 + flash)

Half way through a marathon scanning session and found this pic from halloween. Barry from liz is evil, lads from Noisey Coincidence? and an unkown girl!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Prop Hunter 2 scans

 Wayne G, b/s flip disaster, 2012
(Supersampler + Kodak Tri-x)

Been spending a lot of time printing in the darkroom and when Prop Hunters 2 rolled round, it made sense to print the whole thing analog. This is the first time I've digitized any of the stuff I showed.

Gar K, Baggot st, 2012
(Minolta xd-7, kodak tri-x + Metz flash)

Goodnight of spot hunting with the trusty metz flash and remote trigger. The same night we found a massive down ramp into an underground carpark, it was so good I couldn't pass it without bombing it. I stuck it out but was soon accosted by some rent a cop on a sedgeway.

Monday, January 7, 2013


Templebar, 2012
(Minolta XD7 + Kodak Tmax pushed to 6400iso)

Went to the opening of SHOWCASE at the Gallery of Photography. Exhibition of six great artists, Rich Gilligan included! Good turn out of skaters to show Rich support. The exhibition is still running and admission is free to get along to it!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

memories of 2012

Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, 2012
(Minolta xd7 + ilford 3200)

This is one of my favourite pics from the festival. We were taking shelter from the rain and trying to finish a bottle of buckfast. Many thanks to Liz is Evil for commissioning me to photograph the tour! Can't wait for 2013, this time with more of everything, including electric scooters!
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Anno Domino

Talbot st, Dublin, 2011
(Minolta XD7 + Neopan 400)

Browsing through my old scans I found this. I used to work in this old run down building, my mates band "liz is evil" used it for a video shoot. The upperfloors are over run by damp and pigeons.
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Prop Hunters 2

Gorey, 2012
(Olympus Trip + Ilford 400 b/w)

This was one of the photos that never made the cut for Prop Hunters 2. It was Go Skate Day and we were taking shelter waiting for the rain to clear. "just another 20 mins man! it'll dry" Big Jim's famous last words.
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