My Blog

This is where I keep all the stuff that I do.
4
Dec

New Half a Giraffe Sketch

This is a wee B-Side we made recently, featuring the naturally hilarious @twistedlilkitty! We wrote, workshopped, shot, edited and uploaded it in about four hours.  

29
Nov

Wintering in Dublin

While I’m not a huge fan of numb fingers, chapped lips and cold toes, I do kind of like Winter in Dublin. I was down near the IFSC and caught the Samuel Beckett Bridge at dusk. Then headed down to Johnson’s Court off Grafton St. with Nathalie and snapped bokeh and lights.

8
Nov

Oh! Rolling Hills of Cork!

I hit up Cork with Nathalie last weekend and caught some of the sights and sounds of a city in Ireland that isn’t Dublin (I know, I didn’t believe it either, but Wikipedia confirmed it). Look! Cows! We also found time to go to the English Market – where they sold macaroons. Macaroons! MACAFUCKAROONS! And cheese. […]

7
Nov

Grand Canal Dock – Yes, Again

As you may have gathered by now, I often work out near Grand Canal Dock in The Factory. I was in to catch a screening on Friday afternoon and on my way back into town to meet Nathalie, was once again struck by the gorgeous light.

29
Oct

Roma: Piazza

While taking a break from the traipsing around the Tavasere district to let our iPhones get their table on: We enjoyed some Limonade Naturelle – freshly squeezed lemon juice, with sugar, water and ice on the side for you to add to taste: We then noticed a disturbance the other side of the Piazza: And […]

27
Oct

Don’t Forget Your Shovel

A self-portrait at my desk as the sun streams in the window.

23
Oct

Corporates

21
Oct

Avondale

Some friends and I went a-walking around the grounds of Avondale House a few days ago. The ever-wonderful Nathalie has some beautiful shots up on her blog well-worth checking out. We all got some beautiful Autumnal gorgeousness. You can also check out shots by Ciaran and Aisling.

11
Oct

Rome on Film

When Nathalie whisked me to Rome earlier this year, we brought along my recently-acquired film camera and fired off a few rolls of ridiculously fast 35mm B&W.

11
Oct

Slung Low Sunlight

Don’t you just love that blinding low light of Autumn? I kinda do, at least when I’m taking pictures. Went for a wander with Nathalie in the Phoenix Park the other day. She has some gorgeous shots up on her blog. I also got a lovely shot of a sunshower on the way home from […]

25
Aug

Skies

Anybody reading more than a handful of posts from this site knows that I LOVE skies. Here are a couple of shots I got recently I was quite happy with.

25
Aug

Spidertime

Nathalie came over to my house recently and happened to have her gorgeous 100mm macro with her. We each snapped a bunch of shots of this little monster we’d caught in a jar.

25
Aug

Colossal Colosseum

While we were in Rome, Nathalie and I caught the Colosseum, which we learned was named after the now gone Colossus of Rome, an immense statue nearby.

14
Aug

Gigantor Panorama

Made this ridiculously large stitch while in Glengarriff on Seal Island. (Click to view full size)

14
Aug

Glengarriff

Had the good fortune to visit Glengarriff recently with Nathalie. She was doing a wedding shoot down there and took me down to beautiful West Cork with her. En route, we stopped for some delicious lunch in Avoca, which Nathalie duly took gorgeous pics of (I was too busy scoffing). We then noticed these lovely […]

2
Aug

The Dizzy Olympics

If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, Google Plus or even just around in real life, I’m sure you will have already been exposed to my pimping this: I’d like to take a moment to talk about the effects. This was actually quite a simple job. First, I tracked a couple of seconds […]

13
Jul

The Vatican I: Say Your Prayers

Though I’m not an especially religious person, The Vatican was quite amazing. It stands like a living remnant of the Roman Empire – the buildings look and feel as old as the Colusseum and Pantheon, but they remain in use.

12
Jul

Roma: The Vehicles

Two of the most iconic things about Rome, well, Italy really, are the Vespa and the Fiat Bambino.

19
Jun

Nathalie’s Birthday

’twas Nathalie’s birthday recently. I stopped by with a cake WHAT I BAKED MYSELF as a gesture of, well, em, as a gesture of Happy Birthday, I guess.

9
Jun

An Experiment in HDR

I’ve mixed feelings about HDR; here are a couple of shots I took with two different schools of approach to this oft-maligned technique. The former is high global contrast with a large radius…there are light and dark “halos” around areas of differing range. The latter is low global contrast, regular local contrast. I think the […]

7
Jun

Timelapse

I shot this yesterday as a wee experiment. Camera was Canon EOS 5D Mk. II, I don’t have an intervalometer, so I used the packaged EOS Utility software and left it tethered to my laptop.

4
Jun

New Dublin

These are from the last few days. I took this yesterday from the studio I was shooting in at The Factory. The building is right on the water, and this is out of the back window. Nathalie kindly took me along to the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy in the National Convention Centre. The […]

30
May

Out and About

Now and then they let me out. I try to make the most of it. I hit up Bumper 2 Bumper, a headphone disco at IMMA with my main squeeze. En route we discovered this “Carden”. No, I don’t know either. Shockingly, that headphone disco was the first time I’d heard this song:

30
May

Chandigarh

Grabbed some shots at a gig by a couple of friends of mine, Chandigarh. It was an entirely improvised electronic set in a relatively new venue called Hello Operator near the top of O’Connell Street.

29
May

Brad Pitt Light Orchestra – The Devil & Me

I had the good fortune to work with Pádraig Baggott, an old friend of mine, on his music video for The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra‘s song The Devil & Me. I did some visual effects; the opening credits, EKG and the heavenly feel during most of the hospital stuff. Thoughts welcome!

25
May

Obamarama

I queued for about five hours to see Obama speak on College Green, but due to a lack of ruthlessness, ended up quite far back. Still, I can say I was there. During my interminable queueing, standing constantly and without much distraction, I managed to take quite a lot of photo’s of the big crowd. […]

25
May

The Glass

I was approached late last year to shoot a couple of music videos for a band called The Glass. I got a bunch of work dropped on me so it was nearly five months before I got them done! This is Glen aka DJ Wool: This is Dom: The two videos were a bit of […]

24
May

Yet More Snow

This is a 30 second exposure at f/18.

24
May

Exit Poll

As part of Half a Giraffe, we use my camera more often than not to shoot the sketches and ideas we come up with. I snapped this through the lens as the director walked our cast through the scene in a rehearsal for our sketch Exit Poll.

24
May

Green Screen

I did some work a little while ago with the good people of ClipGurus. I hadn’t done greenscreen work before, so it was as interesting experience.