Studio Shoot

Eight hours of recent studio work (images with client) that featured portraiture, fashion and a but of fun at the end with confetti. A long day but a great shoot and a happy client who organised a great model for the day.
It had been a while since I was in the studio and certainly for that length of time. Lots of planning went into the day, which really paid off. 

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On a break - Axis Art Centre and Theatre

I was recently hired to work with those producing and choreographing a new dance project, the subject of which I found extremely interesting.
I met some great people on the first day, during which there was a workshop around the subject matter before they took to the stage to explore ideas. More to follow is all I can say for now! Mobile phone images below were before an during a break. 

Flaming Hell, it's the Flaming Stars!

The Flaming Stars | The Thomas House, Dublin, November 2017 | Support from Reverend JM's Panic Worship

Formed in London in 1994 by lead singer Max Décharné, guitarists Huck Whitney and Mark Hosking (on bass this night, filling in for bassist Paul Dempsey) and Joe Whitney on drums, this was the The Flaming Stars first ever Dublin show. As Mark said to me, 'what a pity there weren't more places like this back in the day'. It took a long time for them to arrive to Dublin but they were more then keen to return after their show.

Wearing a twenty-something year old Gallon Drunk t-shirt (a nod to Décharné), I wasn't going to miss this gig, having listened to the Flaming Stars since their '98 release, Songs from the Bar Room Floor. I had no doubt I would end up saying, 'it was a great a gig as I had hoped'. Consider that said.

Personally nostalgic, contemporarily relevant and a whole lot of fun in the perfect venue. As they once advised, sell your soul to The Flaming Stars.

Set list: Only Tonight, Bury My Heart at Pier 13, You Don't Always Want What You Get, Get Carter, Where the Beautiful People Go, Money To Burn, Revenge, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Broken Heart, The Face On The Bar Room Floor, Baby Steps, God Told Me to Do It, The Light Pours out Of Me, Downhill Without Brakes, New Hope for the Dead, Back of My Mind, Like Trash

All images © Anthony Griffin Photography. All rights reserved.

Reverend JM's Panic Worship

Reverend JM's Panic Worship | The Thomas House, Dublin, November 2017 | Supporting The Flaming Stars

Reverend JM’s Panic Worship are a Dublin-based band defying, as they say, categorisation but alt. gothic. jazzabilly. country-fusion isn't a bad place to start. A performance full of drama, with stories from the darker side of life, all threaded with a judicious sense of humour. The stage resembled Tom Waits' spare room with guitars, drums, tea chest bass, washboard, theremin and various homemade and found objects.

Forming in 2010, they have self-released two full length studio albums and one live album. They've entertained crowds at various arts and music festivals throughout Ireland and regularly play in Dublin.

All images © Anthony Griffin Photography. All rights reserved.