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Watch The Throne tour in Dublin’s O2 June 9th 2012. Shot with a very stretched 200mm lens & Nikon D800.
In the Academy… with his blankey.
in the O2, Dublin. Awful lights, awful awful lights. Eww. Bit of a photo challenge I must admit, but at least it makes a change from the normal white light in the O2!
The beautiful Sinead O’Connor rocking the Olympia with that shiver inducing voice of hers.
He wrote The Virgin Suicides don’t ‘cha know!
….some speed portraits totaled 2.8 minutes using available light.
Holy good Jesus the Chilies rocked it last night in the O2. They put on the definition of Arena Rock. The lights, the set list, the visuals… couldn’t fault it in the slightest. They even lit the stage. The actual floor of the stage was made of lights. Such a great consideration for the fans in the seats, I mean who wants to look at a sea of rank duct tape (you hearing this Britney?).
There was a great mix of old & new tunes. Plenty of heartfelt banter to make us feel all special n loved and Flea’s bass playing skills could keep you mesmerised for years.
Amazeballs review to follow in HotPress later by Celina Murphy x
I’m off to dig out my copy of Blood Sugar….
Deus in The Academy with a warm nostalgic vibe.
Some photos I took of the legendary Bert Jansch on July 24th in Dublin. He was supporting Joanna Newsom in Marlay Park.
Who knew he was so ill. Rest in peace x
Ghostpoet live in Whelans last night supported by the babyfaced but brilliant MOTHS.
My second time shooting celebrity chef Dylan McGrath and my first time meeting the charming Nick Munier. Very lovely guys but whenever I’m in the company of Chef’s I have to hold back my “neglected vegetarian” rant. I swear, if I’m offered one more mushroom risotto as a veggie option….ugh!
Anywho, here’s some pix of the Foodies taken in Nick’s restaurant (Pichet). And for nostalgia I’ve included a snap of my 2007 shoot with Dylan on top of a building down the docks. Notice how I still haven’t masted my craft in so many years.
Festival season has nearly killed me this year… I was nearly about to give it all up, then Hot Press made one of my Arcade Fire images the latest cover. Feels kinda like getting an A in a school report, so I’m hooked again.
Bands worth a nod: M Ward & Willy Mason. A lot of other people (with bigger budgets) bored the pants off me.
For the tech heads: Everything shot on a D700 using either 200mm 2.8 or a wide 2.8. Didn’t go near the 1.4 50mm even though the stage lighting was appalling.
Expect a future rant about the festivals poor treatment of snappers. Not today though, today’s a cover story glory day! Issue hits the shops on Thursday (8th Sept!).
More on Flickr!
First time shooting in the Aviva. I even did the “whoah” when I walked in…. ain’t nuffin on Nou Camp tho!
The Script were as epic as always. Glad to have my long lens (200mm) as Danny tends to stick to the back of the stage playing keys. They put some nice little touches to the Homecoming show in fairness. Have a look for his Tri Colour lined jacket and the electrical mic tape too!
Ful review by the fabulous @Maeverlene in next weeks @hotpress !