Life of the City

The Colours of Dublin City

The Colours of Dublin City

If there’s one thing I love about the stretch of sunshine when it comes to photography, its the way it brings out the colour around us. Dublin may feel like a dull and grey place sometimes, but its actually pretty colourful. You just don’t notice it as much when the rain and grey clouds turn the saturation down. But with a little sunshine, take a stroll and open your eyes and you can find colour everywhere.

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The Calm before The Pride

The Calm before The Pride

I happened to be in the city centre last weekend, just before the annual Pride march was about to take place. While I wasn’t able to stay for the parade itself, I did manage to see some of the buildup to the event. Dublin became a sea of colour, and the beautiful weather certainly helped. 

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The First sunrise of the New Year for 2018

 The First sunrise of the New Year for 2018

Last year I got up early with the aim of capturing the sunrise for the first day of the year. I took some nice shots of the light before dawn but it clouded over too much before the actual sun rose. Still, I wanted to make it a tradition, and so, once again, I headed to the same spot in order to catch the first rays of sun for 2018.

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Luas Cross City: A Look back at the Construction

Luas Cross City: A Look back at the Construction

For the past four years I’ve had a little side project in the back of my mind every time I go out shooting street or cityscape shots in Dublin city. As construction of the cross city Luas line got underway, it occurred to me that keeping at least some kind of photographic record of the progress might be interesting. 

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Street Photo Diary: St. Patricks Day Edition

Street Photo Diary: St. Patricks Day Edition

Every year, at this time, the city of Dublin get’s a little greener. I’m not talking about some environmental initiative though. It’s not a sudden growth of trees or grass either. No, instead I’m talking about the annual build up to St. Patricks Day. Where every shop, pub and restaurant does it’s patriotic duty and adorns their premises in the requisite amount of green trappings, from Shamrocks to Leprechauns. If you didn’t know what was going on you’d think there was some kind of plastic outbreak.

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50 Shades of Green

50 Shades of Green

A few years ago I was flying home from a trip abroad, and as we were approaching Dublin, I looked out of the aircraft window, and I saw a beautiful sight. As soon as I saw it it dawned on me as to why Ireland was called “The Emerald Isle”. There was something so distinctly Irish about the colour of the landscape, that I knew immediately that I was home. I have never forgotten that sight.

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Dublin on Film

Dublin on Film

In the beautiful winter light of January, I spent some time shooting photos around Dublin. Winter has a reputation for being dark and miserable in Ireland, but every now and then you get a sunny day, and timed right you get some really beautiful light. I set out to capture some images of the city. I did something a little different that I usually do though, I shot on film.

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