Wednesday, January 28, 2009
it seems the one-time lead singer of ground-breaking dublin musical act/performance artistes "icecreamunderpants" has been picked up for the new ad campaign by marc jacobs, we wish you all the best al. enjoy hollywood and all your new celebrity pals....
Thursday, January 15, 2009
New issue of State Mag is out now on the shelves of an interweb near you (http://www.state.ie). I'm sad to say it but the printed version of the Mag is no longer with us (R.I.P)... BUT! The Mag ain't dead, far from it. They are going fully online where you will be able to download the mag as a environmentally friendly PDF every month for free and we know how you like free things. The new issue is really nice and I was lucky enough to get to shoot a bunch of features in it and the main cover shot too which I'm hyped on it. Big up to all the O.G State crew: Simon, Feargal, Phil, Roger, John and Nialler... Its been a pleasure. Let's keep her lit. Also worth mentioning is the amazing dizzying talent of cover heart-throb and all-round sound head Conor O'Brien and his band "Villager's". Here's one of their first performances together: (http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=FklLnPAoTq8&feature=related). It's magic.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
i was looking though old negs today and i found this shot of me and the infamous "Q-Man" shot on st. patricks day 2004 (hard to believe its nearly 5 years ago)this was taken while i was working on a documentary about the legendary burnside skatepark in portland, oregon. it was one of the most enjoyable projects i've ever worked on and im planning on going back there this year to shoot again. Q was a lunatic, i had first seen him in an amazing film by rick and buddy called "the fruit of the vine" and one day when i turned up at burnside to skate/shoot he was there and i freaked out and called up my friend bruce back home in ireland from a payphone on the street to tell him "fucking Q-man is here!!!...". Turned out Q's real name was patrick and his family were originally from tipperary so once he found out i was irish he wouldnt leave me alone, id be skating around the park and next thing if i did a grind i'd hear him screaming "buy that man a jameson dude!!!!". he then tried to convince me to jump on a freight train to seatle with him but thats another story altogether... click on the title of this to watch him in action.
Friday, January 09, 2009
i have a photo on the 2009 ebs calendar designed by the people over at angry (http://www.studioaad.com). the jist of it was they picked 12 photographers and asked each one the question "what does family mean to me?". my end result was a landscape of the house i grew up in with my da chilling in the side door looking gangsta.