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Look in the water

My hometown (Dec. 2012)

My hometown (Dec. 2012)

Look down

Summer night, Salthill, Galway

Time to start posting again!

Time to start posting again!

THE WILD WEST… of Ireland, part 2

Live shots - Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), 10/11/12, Galway

I used to be very particular about posting 10 photos for each set. As the Father Ted quote has it, “Down with that sort of thing!”

Here are a few shots of the lovely left-handed Laetitia Sadier live at the Roisin Dubh, Galway (note the alliteration).

Quelques photos de Laetitia Sadier sur scène à Galway, le 10 novembre 2012.

More live shots…

Let’s not even comment on how long it took me to post anything new, shall we…?

Here are a few pics of the Hot 8 brass band from New Orleans as they performed during the Volvo Ocean Race festival in Galway this summer, and the amazing Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Róisín Dubh.

In fairness, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) is so incredibly beautiful that it wasn’t excessively difficult to take lovely shots of her on stage - I couldn’t choose, and that’s why I’m posting so many.

Quelques nouvelles photos de concerts, dont le Hot 8 brass band de la Nouvelle Orleans (prises pendant le festival Volvo Ocean Race cet été à Galway) et plus récemment, les fantastiques Carolina Chocolate Drops à l’incontournable Róisín Dubh.

Au passage, il faut bien avouer que Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) est une si jolie femme qu’il n’a pas été excessivement difficile de prendre de belles photos d’elle sur scène - J’ai eu du mal à choisir, et c’est pourquoi j’en publie autant dans cette série.

A PREVIEW OF (GOOD) THINGS TO COME… (Picture taken in Sky Road, Clifden, Co. Galway)
Lots and lots of pictures to sort out and publish. Please bear with me and drop by every now and then to check on my pathetically slow progress… x

A PREVIEW OF (GOOD) THINGS TO COME… (Picture taken in Sky Road, Clifden, Co. Galway)

Lots and lots of pictures to sort out and publish. Please bear with me and drop by every now and then to check on my pathetically slow progress… x

SPRINGWATCH 2012

I realize I haven’t posted anything in a while, even though I have tons of pics to upload, including live shots of Jello Biafra and Maria Doyle Kennedy, and random winter landscapes taken in France, but I’ve had computer issues - and an acute bout of laziness. So in the meantime, here are a few shots from my annual “springwatch” - spring in Ireland will have lasted all of 5 days this year…

Je sais bien que je n’ai rien posté depuis un bout de temps, alors que j’ai encore des tas de photos à partager (dont des photos de concert de Jello Biafra et Maria Doyle Kennedy, ainsi que des paysages pris en France cet hiver), mais j’ai été frappée de problèmes imformatiques et d’une flemme monumentale. En attendant, voilà donc quelques photos de fleurs de saison - ici en Irlande, le printemps aura duré en tout 5 jours cette année…

Myself and I.

I’ve been very drawn to that kind of semi-spooky self-portrait lately… So I might have more “army of me” fun in the future… Once more, this hasn’t been done on Photoshop, by the way.

Myself and I.

I’ve been very drawn to that kind of semi-spooky self-portrait lately… So I might have more “army of me” fun in the future… Once more, this hasn’t been done on Photoshop, by the way.

Better late than never and with a different editing system, but still… Happy holidays everybody!

Better late than never and with a different editing system, but still… Happy holidays everybody!

AMERICANA ~ PART 3

Once again, this series isn’t meant to be about technical prowess. It is about American imagery seen through the eyes of a European citizen who grew up reading Mark Twain, Cormac McCarthy, Carson McCullers, William Faulkner and greatly admires Barbara Kingsolver… I love European historical buildings, and to me, old barns and small town America channel the history of the USA as much as 16th-century monuments do in Europe. So my purpose wasn’t to point out everything that appears run-down wherever I went, but rather to convey that feeling of both authenticity and classic American imagery, and to try and recreate the magic that those iconic symbols exude.

Cette série de photos ne prétend pas à la prouesse technique, mais cherche à capturer l’imagerie américaine telle qu’une européenne peut se la représenter, imprégnée des romans de Mark Twain, Cormac McCarthy, Carson McCullers, William Faulkner, et Barbara Kingsolver. J’aime beaucoup les vieux monuments européens, et à mes yeux, les granges bancales et les petites villes américaines portent la marque de l’histoire des États-Unis tout autant que des monuments du 16e siècle témoignent de l’histoire de l’Europe. Mon intention n’était donc pas de souligner tout ce paraît un peu abandonné ou délabré, mais plutôt de refléter à la fois l’authenticité et l’imagerie classique des endroits que j’ai pu traverser, et de recréer la magie qui se dégage de ces symboles emblématiques.

Adventures in photographic civil disobedience



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THE WILD WEST… of Ireland

September - November 2011