Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Skateboard Mag

Niall "NZA" Neeson got guest editor in the new issue of this legendary American skate Mag and they ran 2 of my photos as part of it... G'wan NZA! * (Please note this is not the actual cover of this issue) - i just liked it so i stole it from the interweb. Big thank you goes out to Ciaran O'Connor(check his skills here: scanning this and sticking a copy of it in the post for me as for some reason I don't think you can get it here in Eire anymore? Anyway go pick up a real life version and read NZA's lyrical flow... He got WORDS.


I was lucky enough to shoot the cover for the latest issue of THREAD magazine... You can see more about it here

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Shit Robot - Losing My Patience from DFA Records on Vimeo.

A few months back I was lucky enough to work with animation genius and kitten enthusiast Fergal Brennan on a music video for Shit Robot for DFA records.The song is called Losing My Patience, featuring Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip.

If you have a spare minute or twenty you should go have a look at fergals website:

Conceived & Directed by Fergal Brennan
Production: Graham Lambkin, Peter Symes, Elizabeth Brennan,
Stop-Motion Photography: Fergal Brennan, Jeannie O'Brien, Ian Pierce, Richard Gilligan

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Todd Webster R.I.P

I heard the sad news yesterday that an old friend from down under, Todd webster had passed away. He will be missed by all and remembered an amazing character who faced the world with open arms, a friendly smile and the nicest frontside ollie in the business... Thanks for looking after a young wide-eyed Dubliner lost in the lad of Oz. These photos of Todd are taken from the 2nd issue of Killing Time, a skate zine I made with my friend Bruce back in the days before blogs and mega-pretzel cameras. RIP mate. Thanks for all the inspiring times. (G.F.C)

Street poetry - New Orleans.

K FLAY - Tennesse - 2011.

A New York Minute...

Keegan Sauder - Dublin - New Years Eve 2006.

Jay Dords - The Killarney channel...

Just before Bruce The Ox moved to Munich he finished building this amazing ramp is his back-garden. Jay Dords was so hyped to put the finishing touches to it. He drove those blue tiles from Derry to Kerry and managed to convince his car legs to let him ollie the channel with the ease of a young Alan Peterson...

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Lynchburg - Tennessee - Oct 2011.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Das Berlin Looneys....

French has lines for miles... Mellowpark shredding happened thanks to Enti(Search & Destroy) and Jan Kliewer. Thanks guys!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Alternative Ulster....

Headed up to the Boggin Belfast bowl jam yesterday where folk came from far and wide to shred, smile and lurk long into the evening sun. Denis lynn was on fire! Fogo was also holding it down for everyone in the pale and Gibbo was holding his own as referee/delgany's star player. Cheers to Jay Dords for being Jay Dords...

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

I was obsessed with this in 1993....

Hard at work...

Frames/Pains/Washing lines...

Unpacking after moving house last week and I began to do everything I shouldn't do except the task of unpacking. I hate unpacking even more than I hate packing. So I procrastinated so hard that I took some photos around the house of our clutter, dog and washing line (why am i always drawn to washing lines?!) I ended up with this happy accident...

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Common Ground

Myself and stylist/homie Aisling Farinella were commissioned by the nice folk at G.H Mumm Champagne to create and curate an exhibition which explores the links between fashion and architecture. We are finished shooting and the show is being printed as we speak by sound lads Jim and Ed in Inspirational Arts. The exhibition takes place in 28 South William Street, Dublin 2 and runs from July 13th to 19th. For more information on the project visit The exhibition Launches at 6.30pm on Tuesday the 12th so do call in for an inspiring evening of Champagne, Fashion, Architecture and Photography... RSVP:

Berlin bound....

The first screening of Format Perspective is coming this Thursday at the Michael Janssen gallery, Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse 26, Berlin! Proceedings kick off at 20:30.
There will be a screening on the following day at the Bright Tradeshow (3rd Floor, Stasi Headquarters, Normannenstrasse 19) at 15:00 with a larger capacity.

Print/Punx not dead....

The Irish Times ran one of my Cillian Murphy portraits on the cover of last weekends Magazine and then to top it off the good folk at Kingpin mag ran an amazing article on Phil Evan's "Format Perspective" film and ran this double spread feature with Gav, Paddy and Tess the mutt!!!. That's her skate mag debut, hopefully she can get a cover soon as she's been killing it lately...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New York state of mind....

I spent last week in NYC skating and catching up with Irish transplant Turlough O'Neill a.k.a T$... In short it was an epic week of inspiration, skating, sweating and shooting photos for a new project that is underway. Thanks so much T$. BK 4 life bitches....

Go Benjamin!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Public Domaine Exhibition Paris

I am exhibiting some new work as part of a group show in Paris which opens this coming sat the 18th June. More info below:

L'INSTANT DÉCISIF (The decisif moment) - At R+4

The decisive moment is the last space dedicated to photography. It is Thrasher magazine, the incontestable American Bible of world skateboarding's photography, which attempts to trace the passage between the past and the future via a collage, presenting a retrospective of iconic clichés on the occasion of its... thirty years of radical and uncompromising publication. More than just a magazine, Thrasher dictates the worldwide canons of anti-commercial skateboarding and has been grinding, its "skate and destroy" image. "Skate and Destroy" presents pictures by Bryce Kanights, Mofo, Kevin Thatcher, Luke Ogden, Rhino,Michael Burnett, Patrick O’Dell, Ed Templeton, Jerry Hsu, David Broach, Gabe Morford…
To counterbalance this hard-hitting anti-image, the invited photographers are not afraid to take skateboarding photography and skateboarding in general to new frontiers. Using 15 flat screens of different sizes to create a moving portfolio, each artist presents a series on this ephemeral picture rail and works around an invisible frontier: the one between the venerable medium that is photography and its presentation on the most modern displays possible. With Jon Mehring, Cédric Viollet, Brian Gaberman,Taro Hirano, Sem Rubio, Dan Boulton, Benjamin Deberdt, Patrick O'Dell, Deeli, Eric Antoine, Travis Dove, Rich Gilligan, Bertrand Trichet, Buzzy Sullivan, Sergej Vutuc, Fred Mortagne, Gus Duarte, Giovanni Reda, Davy Van Laere, Atiba Jefferson, Sam Ashley...

More info here:

Format Perspective Website now live...

The new website went live last week and looks deadly as does the sneak previews of the book. The film will premiere in Berlin next month. Really, really looking forward to it. Fair play Phil - a lot of blood sweat and man tears have gone into this!

07.07.2011 - BERLIN/ GERMANY

10969 BERLIN
T. +49 30 259 272 50
F. +49 30 259 272 518

Format Perspective - trailer from Philip Evans on Vimeo.


Here are some stills from a series of portraits I shot with Cillian Murphy which are being used in the artwork for the new play by Enda Walsh he is in called "Misterman". From the sounds of things it's going to be amazing...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Got some new work published with London Mag /- (SLASHSTROKE) Really delighted with the layout David Poole did on this and the shoot with Aisling Farinella (Stylist) and Grace (model) was deadly craic. Our brief was basically to just go drive to Belfast for a day and let ourselves get lost and disorientated (which we did very successfully...) Go have a gander here:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New News...

Here is the teaser video from the Format Perspective film by Phil Evans that premieres in Berlin this July. Carhartt are also making what looks to be a really nice book in conjunction with the documentary. Was away shooting in London all weekend and managed to fit in loads of personal work, two birthday parties, two random moments of bumping into old friends in weird unlikely places, 1 death metal gig and I also got shoot a portrait with Irish actor Cillian Murphy who was as sound as they come.

Format Perspective Preview - Richard Gilligan from Philip Evans on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A week ago....

....i went for a walk on a sunny day and these things happened.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Format Perspective

Format Perspective is a film that explores the work, lives and opinions of six European skate photographers. The film showcases the photography of Nils Svensson (Malmö), Stuart Robinson (Belfast), Alex Irvine (London), Richard Gilligan (Dublin), Bertrand Trichet (Barcelona-Tokyo) and Sergej Vutuc (Heilbronn), while also giving us an insight into the different approaches used by this diverse line-up of photographers. Filmed completely on super 8 film, this project gives a behind-the-scenes look at the skating that these guys like to shoot, as well as the resulting photos that emerge from these sessions.

Due for release in summer 2011.

Format Perspective Preview - Nils Svensson from Philip Evans on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sunday Times...

Last weekends Sunday Times did a really nice feature on Tess the dog (She's one famous mutt!) in the Style section in an article by Nikki Walsh about small neighborhood's in Dublin featuring Doll's boutique.... then flicking through the Culture section later on that evening out jumps a BellX1 portrait I shot with the lads a few weeks back in the natural history museum. A double whammy!!! BOOM!

Andrew Gibbons