Posts in Category: People

Redhead on the street

A young woman on Patrick Street relaxes for a moment with her fruit smoothy.

Denis MacSweeney

One of the few photography shops left in Cork City center, Denis MacSweeney’s shop in Merchant’s Quay is a simple photo development outfit. O’Leary’s Camera World and MacSweeney’s on Oliver Plunkett St. will sell you cameras and all sorts of other photography bits. Unfortunately both shops were out of 77mm filters the last few times I called in.

The Evening Echo seller

This man has been selling the Evening Echo on Cork’s Patrick’s Street for years. Here’s a photo of him back in August 2005!

Sun peaking out in SF

The sun is hidden by a tall building in San Francisco while mother and daughter wait for the lights to change.

Ramones Fan

A Ramones fan walks down Patrick’s Street. I love the eyes of the poster looking out ..

Energy is trouble and useful

An ESB van passes a pole with a Rossport Shell-to-sea campaign flyer on it.

Shell want to bring oil to land at Rossport in Co. Mayo, and the ESB are massive consumers of oil, gas and coal in their electricity generation business.

The odd look

A couple walking along Winthrop Street in Cork have very expressive faces.

SF AWS 1909

A fire hydrant in San Francisco. Given the history of the city, there are hydrants everywhere ..

Framing and mounting the prints

Rob Cater inspects my mounted images in his workshop in Kilbrittain, Co. Cork for Haydn’s Gallery in Kinsale. Haydn blogged about me and Ryan this morning. Our prints are now hanging in the gallery!

They are 58x43cm prints, are mounted on a raised plinth with a deep frame and all images are signed by the artist. That’s what I was doing in Rob’s workshop on Monday!

Haydn went to extra ordinary lengths to have these images printed to the highest standards. As he puts it himself,

An additional problem is I wanted to print at a very high standard. Courtesy of Hewlett Packard I eventually got to use their z3100 and z 6100 machines which print with 12 and 8 inks respectively. I also wanted to use heavy durable paper and Vivera inks which have a no-fade lifespan exceeding 150 years.

Haydn, it was worth the extra effort. The prints are gorgeous!