Caught at the Act - Smithwick's Kilkenny Roots Festival 2019

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Static Portraits

While working for the Static Roots Festival, I coaxed some of the attendees to keep static…

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'Caught at the Act', German-style

Shots from Germany’s finest Static Roots Festival, for which I was hired again this year.

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Expressions International Portrait Exhibition 2017

Yesterday, I went to Longford Town for the launch of Expressions, 2017 (Ireland's largest dedicated art photography portrait exhibition & competition), in which I was a finalist. This was my second year to both enter and reach the final, with the previous held in an indoor gallery space. So with enlarged prints (1x2m), in a very public venue, it's a great experience for the finalists, as well as the general public.

Greeted by name by organisers Angelika Sowul and Shelley Corcoran (with whom I photographed alongside Cllr. Mae Sexton) felt like a real 'welcome back'. The image I submitted is one from Transmission, which I explained in a short video interview. My previous finalist entry in 2015 was from An Uncommon Beauty and in fact, the Cruthú Arts Festival Chairperson saw me yesterday and said, 'Hi, you're the alopecia guy, right?'☺

Trish Lambe Co-Director of the Gallery of Photography also addressed the attendees, as did Longford TD/Minister of State, Kevin Moran. A great day and a credit to Angelika, Shelley and their team, as well as the Cruthú Arts Festival of which this was a part. Great work and a real diversity & array of talent on exhibit as always.

Thanks also to Jasminka for the photos of myself!

I'm on iTunes (kind of...)

One of my Billy Bragg photos does the rounds a great deal. Very happy to see it representing his profile on iTunes. I studied music in the past and while it's highly unlikely that I'll ever have an album on iTunes, I do now have a photo there at least! As a Billy Bragg mega-fan, it means a great deal. He remarked on the image the last time I met him, acknowledging that it gets used a lot. One of a small series available on his Press Page.