Let’s Go Disco

After a very successful launch night in The Cliff Town House on St Stephen’s Green yesterday, Let’s Go Disco, the new book from Martijn Kajuiter is now available to purchase from the Cliff House Hotel website. Here is a quick peek inside ..

Let’s Go Disco by Martijn Kajuiter & Alex Meehan
Foreword by Derek Bulmer, former editor of the Michelin Guide to the UK and Ireland
Photography by Shane O’Neill
Assisted by Simon Curran
Design by Red and Grey, Dublin.
261 pages. 45 Euros
ISBN: 978-0-9574078-0-0
Publisher: The Cliff House Hotel
Publication date: October 24th, 2012

AGWPJA/Q3/2011 Results – 1st Place!!

UPDATE: Along with receiving a Fearless Award (my 4th this year!), this image was also named in the “99 Most Amazing Fearless Awards 2011”

Delighted with this one. “The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association is a distinct division within the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). The AG|WPJA focuses strictly on the artistic and “fine art” aspects of wedding photojournalism.” Ok, so this is not a documentary image. However I normally produce one or two artistic environmental portraits that compliment the documentary shots well. I use the AGWPJA as a platform to enter these very images into competition (leaving the WPJA strictly for documentary work).

This image was shot in Kerry this summer at the wedding of Mia & Steve. They encouraged me to push the boundaries so I owe them a lot and want to thank them for their enthusiasm and sense of adventure (Steve kindly blogged about me afterwards). The judges said: “It was difficult to resist such striking graphical symmetry compounded by an excellent juxtaposition of both color and texture.” Here is the shot. Earlier this year I finished 2nd in the same category.

from this mornings shoot …

Shot on Tramore beach this morning. With thanks to model Emma Sinnott, Kate Rose Crean (make-up) & Michael & Lyndsey from Foxy Chopper. Can’t decide if I prefer the b&w or colour close-up so I included both!

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/