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Just a quick note here to let you know that I am going to be speaking at an event tomorrow night (Thursday 21st July) at the Centre For Creative Practices in Pembroke Street in Dublin. It’s called Music Photography in a Digital Age and was organised by Naomi McCardle as part of the PhotoIreland festival. Full information on the event is below  – should be a good night. Thanks so much to Naomi for inviting me to be part of this. (more…)

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The PhotoIreland 2011 festival kicks off tomorrow and there’s a whole host of photographic events and exhibitions happening around Dublin over the coming weeks. I missed all of last year’s inaugural festival, due to being away on holidays, but thankfully they have extended this year’s one to the entire month of July so I’ll be able to catch most of it this time. I have been browsing through the programme and found many things that look like they are worth catching. (more…)

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While my exhibition was on in Fumbally, Jonathan Keane, a journalism student from Griffith College, came down and interviewed me for the GCD student mag, Griffiti. You can click on the image above to read it. Many thanks to Jonathan. It’s always nice when someone shows an interest in your work and especially nice when they take the time to do an interview and write an article about it. Speaking of Griffith College, the Graduate show of their photography degree starts on June 3rd, and should be well worth a look. Full details on this, and the Creative Fortnight of which it is a part, can be found here. (more…)

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This week sees my exhibition moving down to The Workmans Club on Wellington Quay in Dublin. The Workmans is a recently opened music venue, right beside the Clarence Hotel. It’s a fabulous 160-year old building and before becoming a music venue, had a run of over 100 years as the original Dublin Workingmen’s club. They’ve done a great job of refurbishing it, keeping loads of original features intact, and as well as having an excellent live band room, it has a really nice upstairs bar with big windows looking out over the river Liffey. I’ve been talking to Karl and Karen at the Workmans for a while now about having the exhibition on display in this space and I’m really excited about it finally happening. It’s entirely fitting that the photographs should be on display in a music venue. The upstairs bar, where the exhibition will be, is open to the public each night of the week (though usually not on a Monday) from around 5pm onwards until late. So, this is one for the nightowls. (more…)

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Photos by Frank Brennan

Last Thursday night saw the opening of the Traces Of The Real exhibition at the Fumbally Exchange in Dublin. I was really happy with the turnout and would like to say thanks to all who made the trip into town to check it out. Wine was drunk, pints were had afterwards, and I got lots of interesting feedback and opinions on what I have been doing. The exhibition runs all next week (Mon 18th – Thurs 21st April, 11AM – 5PM) so anyone who was not able to make the opening has until Thursday to catch it. Several people on the night said to me that the experience of seeing the prints was completely different to seeing the images on the screen, as the printed versions reveal way more detail and texture than the low resolution screen versions can ever do. So, I think it’s well worth trying to come down to the show. (more…)

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I am very excited to be able to announce that an exhibition of photographs featured on this blog will be taking place in Dublin in April 2011. It’s happening in the Fumbally Exchange, which is off Clanbrassil Street in Dublin 8, and runs for one week from Thursday 14th to Thursday the 21st. The excellent poster on the right was designed by Anthony Mackey. Exhibition details as follows:

Opening Reception

Thursday 14th April: 6-8 pm

Opening Hours

Friday 15th April: 11AM – 5PM

Monday 18th April: 11AM – 5PM

Tuesday 19th April: 11AM – 5PM

Wednesday 20th April: 11AM – 5PM

Thursday 21st April: 11AM – 5PM

Official press release is here

Directions to the Fumbally Exchange are below.

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This is The Flaws opening up for The Walkmen at Tripod in Dublin a few nights ago. The very first picture I took in this series was also done in Tripod, way back in March of this year. I remember scrambling around in the dark on the balcony, frantically trying to assemble the 4×5 camera I had just bought, and thinking that this long exposure gig photography idea was never going to work. It’s taken me until now to get back into Tripod as it’s a rare night when the balcony is not in use. (more…)

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