Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Finally got my hands on the new Villagers record which I shot some of the artwork for. The album is really great as is Conor's hand drawn artwork. I've been a huge fan of domino records for a long time now so getting to work with them was a really nice experience. A hefty portion of my c.d collection growing up featured plenty of domino gems that have really inspired me so here's a few classic domino album covers for your viewing pleasure....
Rat was a skater I met briefly during the time I spent shooting a documentary project in Burnside. He was on a restraining order and had one of those tracker devices on his ankles which he seemed really proud of. His Dad worked as a painter in the area and would often stop by the park on his way home after a hard days graft. I had wanted to shoot a portrait of him for ages and this was the only night i shot with him. He seemed like an good, honest, hard working man. The portrait I shot ended up being one of my favorite photos from the whole project.
It's not that common in rural Ireland that you just happen to stumble upon a fully fledged handrail session in a small schoolyard in deepest darkest Wicklow. Myself and the ox were driving by to check out the new Arklow concrete park a while back when in the corner of my eye I thought I spotted a blondie lad attacking this rail.... We pulled over and turns out there were about 10 lads fully going for it on this beast. Goodtimes.