Canton House

Dublin, Ireland, late 2001-early 2002: While recently scanning some old negatives I came across these images. They’re of a Chinese takeaway that was directly across from a flat I lived in shortly after moving to Dublin. The area- Summerhill – was at the time not exactly the nicest part of the city. A week after moving […]

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Newgrange

Ireland, 2001: Newgrange (Irish: Sí an Bhrú) is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, about one kilometre north of the River Boyne. It was built about 3200 BC,during the Neolithic period, which makes it older than both Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Newgrange is a large circular mound with a stone passageway and chambers inside. There have been various debates as to its original purpose. Many archaeologists believe that the monument had religious significance of some sort, either as a place of worship for a “cult of the dead” or for an astronomically-based faith. Once a year, at the winter solstice, the rising sun shines directly along the long passage into the chamber for about 17 minutes and illuminates the chamber floor. It is the most famous monument within the Neolithic Brú na Bóinne complex, alongside the similar passage tomb mounds of Knowth and Dowth, and as such is a part of the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Bush

Dublin, Ireland, 2004:  At an Anti-Bush rally in Dublin, anger and frustration was very evident across a broad section of Irish society, with Bush’s upcoming visit and the EU-US summit at Dromoland Castle. A lot of criticism was directed at the Irish government for allowing the US access to Shannon airport for the refueling of […]

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Station

Dublin, Ireland, 2003:  Commuters awaiting a train at Pearse St station in Dublin. This is one of the many reasons I love the Olympus XA2-  being able to take sneaky shots in difficult light, yet still get well exposed & sharp images. This is straight off the scan- no edits…   Olympus XA2/Kodak Tri-X

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Crime Scene

Dublin, Ireland, 2002:   A chalk outline marks out a crime scene along-side the river Liffey. Someone’s idea of a joke, or the real deal..?  Canon EOS 100/28-105

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KPL

Dublin, Ireland, 2004: During the demonstrations of Mayday 2004 (see previous) I caught this image of a rather defiant couple. They acted completely oblivious to what was going on behind their backs… 10 minutes later the police charged- I got away but very much doubt they did… Canon EOS5/28-105/Tri-X

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Bogside

Derry, Northern Ireland, 1999: The neighbourhood of “The Bogside” just outside the old city walls of Derry, has been the focus for many events of “The Troubles”.  ‘The Battle of the Bogside” and “Bloody Sunday” in particular… Contrary to the norm in Ireland, I didn’t exactly recieve the warmest of welcomes-  particularly while documenting the […]

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