Sweet Jane

Ahead of their new untitled album, I spent an afternoon with Lydia, Danda, Ruairi and Donagh from Sweet Jane to do some promo shots. Mixed digital and Polaroid images:

Kodakid – band shoot

Last week I had an hour to shoot up and coming Waterford band Kodakid. The location is one that I found some time ago, a brand new, unused road passing under the new Waterford bypass. Perfect for wet conditions. The new concrete acted as a great background while the opening created a great framing point. Using one light (and a few multiple exposures) here is what I got. Kodakid’s new single “Low 7” is available for free download here.

an afternoon with john cooper clarke

The legendary “Bard of Salford” was in town on Thursday to perform as part of the Imagine Arts Festival. I made a call on the off chance that he was free for a few shots in the afternoon. He was and kindly agreed. What was supposed to be a quick 30 minute shoot turned into 3hrs! John was as generous with his stories as he was with his time. He talked about everything from Ian Curtis & his favourite band The New York Dolls to his gratitude to Alex Turner, whom he attributes to his current popularity. Throw in a few random poems and curious onlookers who thought I was photographing Ronnie Wood – it’s an afternoon I won’t forget in a hurry. Big thanks to Sinead Flynn and Ollie Breslin for organising it all.

UPDATE: nice to see I made the FWA One Photo a Day with one of the above shots http://www.fwaphoto.com/#/2009-11-16/