Friday, November 12, 2010
Here is my first real film project. I shot it with homegirl, Aisling Farinella (www.aislingfarinella.com) for Irish designer Eilis Boyle (www.eilisboyle.com). It was edited by one of my favorite humans of all time, Fergal Brennan (www.mynameisfergal.com), the song is by Katie Kim (http://www.myspace.com/dancekatiekimdance) and the titles were done by brethren Conor & David (www.conoranddavid.com). On a random tip, every time I type the word "titles" and read back over it to check my spelling i always think I wrote "titties". Maybe it's time for bed now...
The Video is available here:
When I went for my interview to get onto the Documentary Photography degree in Newport my flight was booked by Mam in a travel agents on Abbey Street. Booking a flight online was still unheard of back then. The day before I was due to travel I got beaten up and had a tenner stolen from my pocket on my way home to my parents house from the Blanchardstown centre where I had walked especially to buy a copy of Thrasher magazine for my big day trip to Wales. So I arrived in Newport, with a split lip, a grazed face and a few bruises. I showed my portfolio to Clive Landen and a quiet German student called Tobias. They asked me some questions about my work and what photography I liked and then on my way out Clive asked me what had happened my face. I explained the story to them and a few weeks later received a letter in the post offering me a place on the course. I was never sure if they actually liked my work or if they just felt sorry for me because I looked such a state? Either way I got in and I couldn't have been happier. Turns out that the Tobias who interviewed me has gone on to make some incredible work which I discovered last Thursday in his book "Story/No Story" published by Hatje Cantz. Hunt it down and get inspired.
Delighted to be part of this exhibition/launch of Bare Bones issue 5! Cheers Niall and Harrrrrrry... If you are out and about in London town make sure you pop in and wreck the gaff. The photo I'm exhibiting is of a good friend of mine called Craig Questions. A young man obsessed with 80's skateboarding, insects and chatting up girls really badly.