I always think twice about photographing homeless people, but this time I was moved by the simple act of sharing a cigarette.
Two gents pictured on Winthrop Street Cork several weeks ago.
All by himself, but he was enjoying the band that were playing a few feet away!
Another sale made at the market during the St Patrick’s Festival in Cork!
More mono cycle madness on St. Patrick Street! This is near the end of his act. The crowd really enjoyed his show!
Shot during the St. Patrick’s Festival 2006 in Cork.
A street performer climbs onto his monocycle during the St Patrick’s Festival 2006.
I love the second picture here. It shows just how crazy he was as he got the crowd cheering and enthusing about his act.
This man was selling scented candles on a small table in front of the Crawford Art Gallery. The sense of smell is one of our most primitive and releases memories and stirs emotions. He was doing a brisk trade.
When I saw his woolly red hat I had to make a portrait of him!
Pictured during the St Patrick’s Festival Cork.
One side of Academy Street was taken up by a long line of stalls populated by an international host of sellers! There were biscuits and cakes from Brittany, soaps and wooden toys from France, clothes and trinkets from Peru and lots more.
I took a few shots of this scene but I like this one because the famous tower of St. Anne’s Church, or Shandon Bells as it’s more commonly known is visible in the top right. Nobody could mistake it for anywhere but Cork. That Barry’s Tea sign is a pretty big give away too of course!
A young child watches a street performer go through his act on Patrick’s Street, Cork last Saturday as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival 2006.