Balader à Belleville on Bastille day

Aww

Aww

KWOO

Kwoo photographed in Dublin, May 2019, using  this filter.

Kwoo photographed in Dublin, May 2019, using this filter.

Last time I was back in Dublin I did some portraits of my neighbour Kwoo. She’s a poet, animator, performer, resident DJ for The Demented Goddess and all-round interesting person. You can follow her on Twitter here, and hear her mixes here.

Caoimhe photographed in Dublin, May 2019

Caoimhe photographed in Dublin, May 2019

Lian and Grandad at the Glucksman

Lian in the Glucksman yesterday, photographed by her proud father.

Lian in the Glucksman yesterday, photographed by her proud father.

Congratulations to my sister Lian, who has some of her work in  The Glucksman gallery in Cork as part of their current group exhibition, “The Parted Veil”. It's made up of photographs she took of our grandparents' belongings in 2002, along with text from interviews with some of the family at the same time, and is up till the 28th of June.

A couple of years ago I was asked to contribute two portraits for the cover of the Hothouse Flowers album “People”. The first person I photographed for it was my grandfather.

Tim O’Driscoll, from the Leaders gallery

And the other person I photographed was Lian.

Lian Bell, also in the  Leaders gallery

Lian Bell, also in the Leaders gallery

Clare Langan in Paris

Clare Langan photographed in Paris, May 2018.

Clare Langan photographed in Paris, May 2018.

Video artist Clare Langan is a national treasure, and I was very glad to get an opportunity to photograph her in Paris last year. I’d already seen her piece that’s currently in the Moving Woman show at La Galerie Danysz, but I went to see it again on Saturday. It’s so beautiful.

Galerie Danysz

Galerie Danysz

You can see other portraits of artists in this recently updated gallery.

Paris is Peeling

Some paint peeled away from the wall yesterday on Rue Denoyez, giving an idea of just how long this street has been a favourite gallery for Parisian graffiti artists. It really is a great city for all kinds of street art, and you can see more in my Paris feature for Cara Magazine here.

Some Paris art...

…that I really didn’t like. Well, maybe the Royale with Cheese was alright. You can see some portraits of artists whose work I do like in this gallery.