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Archive for September, 2011

This is the brilliant Tieranniesaur playing at the Alliance benefit gig last night. I had a busy night. First off I was up in Collins Barracks photographing the big Macnas show for Absolut Fringe (more on this soon). Then I pegged it over to Whelans to catch the second half of the all-day gig that Leagues O’Toole organised to raise money for Concern. (more…)

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This is the second play that I got to photograph at the Absolut Fringe festival last week. The show is called The Yellow Wallpaper and is a production by the Then This Theatre company, again taking place in Smock Alley Boys School. It’s an adaptation of a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, originally published in 1892, and is about a woman confined to a room – a room that contains the yellow wallpaper of the title. The woman is played by Maeve Fitzgerald and the entire piece consists of a single one-hour long monologue. We are never quite sure why she is in this room and what has happened to her in the past. She may be suffering a mental breakdown; she may be the victim of a sadistic husband and a ruthless medical establishment; she may be suffering from post-natal depression; she may even be a ghost. (more…)

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Last week I got to try out something new with this project. I had been thinking of trying to expand out the long exposure photography idea into other sorts of public gatherings or events apart from gigs, and one of the ideas that occurred to me was theatre. I heard that Blow photo magazine were looking for photographers to take shots at the Absolut Fringe festival so I suggested trying out some of my long exposure photography at a few of the shows. (more…)

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This is four minutes and forty four seconds of Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine playing in the Button Factory a few weeks ago. I don’t know where to start with this. It’s easily one of the most satisfying results, on all sorts of levels, that I have gotten yet from this project, and it represents something I have been trying to achieve for some time now. (more…)

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