Category: Photography & Digital Art


Stomp is back and ready for more dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass!
Our Kings of Beats are: Executive Steve from Reach, Welfare from Raidió Na Life,  new upcoming artist Shatterfreak  from Intelligenix & Stomp and DJ Ganjdalf also from the Stomp Crew.

Here’s the flyer that myself and my lovely boyfriend made!

Stomp Promo Flyer

Facebook group is here if you would like to join us in stompin’ the night away! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=335063750465#!/event.php?eid=335063750465&ref=ts

If you sign up to stompevents@gmail.com, then it’s only €5 in instead of €7 at the door. Make sure to sign up before the 6th of March though!

Give a listen to these lads whilst you’re waiting in anticipation!

Shatterfreak: http://soundcloud.com/shatterfreak

Welfare: http://soundcloud.com/welfare

Ganjdalf: http://www.youtube.com/user/DubTHC

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Digital Art

Hey hey kids!

It’s time for my Photoshop skills!

First and foremost, I must mention that I’ve only learnt how to make actual digital art almost a year ago. Before then, I knew the basics that would help with my photography, such as crop, trim, resize, skew, that sort of thing. I found Photoshop to be an intimidating program at first truthfully. There’s just so many options and buttons and nothing is named the way I needed it to be named.

With practise though, I’ve learnt a ton of new tricks and I’m looking forward to learning even more.

First off, a digital art piece based on my eye.

Eye

Eye

I wish I could remember where I got that particular flower pattern from. I’ve been really hesitant about putting this piece online but if anyone can tell me who made this pattern, I’d be more than happy to credit them!

UPDATE: I remember where I got this particular pattern, it’s from Brusheezy.com, the link is as follows:

http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/1280-Very-Flowery

Next up, a robot!

Searching Robot

Searching Robot

The next one is for my friend Colm who is just plain crazy about Star Wars. While I don’t share his obession love, I did enjoy doing a shoot with him and making some digital art pieces.

Disco Jedi

Disco Jedi

Suffering Jedi

Suffering Jedi

Jedi in the Fields

Jedi in the Fields

And just for kicks, here’s a random selection of other stuff I did:

GIR

GIR

Aido's Eye

Aido's Eye

Nietzche quote

Nietzche quote

Well kids, I hope you’ve enjoyed that. No doubt I will make more 🙂

Til next time, see ya!

As a birthday present to myself, my two best friends took me to Bristol last Friday. We were only there for 2 days and a night so we wanted to get in as much as we could.

After we devoured the most delicious breakfast, we made our way to the Bristol City Musuem, to wait in line for 2 and a half hours to see the Banksy Exhibition. (If you don’t know who Banksy is, well then, I gotta ask, where have you been hiding? Use your Google powers to see who I mean.)

It was totally worth the wait, I’m really glad that we got through that crowd!

This was only PART of the queue. This shows nothing of the crowd behind me, nor the crowd around the corner in front of me!

The queues have been like that for a month. People begin queuing at 7AM but the doors don’t open until 9AM. However, admission is free and I do recommend visiting it yourself if you can.

Here’s some of the shots I got, as always, the rest are on my Flickr page.

Suicidal Ronald

Suicidal Ronald

Skanky Angel

Skanky Angel

Animatronic Bunny Filing Her Nails

Animatronic Bunny Filing Her Nails

Escape from Guantamo Bay

Escape from Guantamo Bay

Venus De Homeless

Venus De Homeless

Nanny

Nanny

Workers Of The World Unite!

Workers Of The World Unite!

As promised (to whoever may be reading), here are photos from Sunday 26th July at the Kings Of Concrete:

Artist: Splinky

Artist: Splinky

Thats my boyfriend with the camera :D

That's my boyfriend with the camera 😀

Right, well, that’s enough for now. My eyes hurt and I dream about layers and presets these days, but it was all totally worth it!

If you want to see more Kings Of Concrete photos, you can check them out here.

‘Til next time yo!

Yes! It’s that time of the year again, when I get to be an official photographer for the Kings of Concrete festival, woohoo!

The Kings of Concrete is a 2 day festival held in the ground of the Dublin Civic Offices in Wood Quay, Dublin. It’s a brilliant festival that features and focuses on mostly ignored activites, like skateboarding, parkour, B-boy dancing, MC-ing (not sure what the verb to MC is), graffiti/street art, rollerblading, BMXing…and that’s all I can think of right now but there’s also workshops so anyone can learn these same skills. You can learn how to print your own tshirts, how to breakdance, do caperoia (prob spelt wrong, I’m tired right now), how to MC and lots more.

It’s also a chance to be able to approach graffiti artists, which isn’t something I can normally do. I managed to overcome my aweness/shyness and talk to a few of them about their work and just in general talk to them.

So, here are some of my favourite street art pieces from Saturday 25th July 2009:

Happy Martian

Happy Martian by Gene

Angry Bear by iamdoom

Angry Bear by iamdoom

Deer playing Organic Violin by iamdoom

Deer playing Organic Violin by iamdoom

Colurful Face

Colurful Face

Monopoly Guy gets Arrested by ADW

Monopoly Guy gets Arrested by ADW

Lion by Master Z

Lion by Master Z

Spray Boy

Spray Boy

Nothing To See Here by Canvaz

Nothing To See Here by Canvaz

Deer Heart by iamdoom

Deer Heart by iamdoom

And here’s other shots from the day:

They love the Kings Of Concrete!

That’s all I’m gonna show you of Day 1, but there’s more on my Flickr page!

Day 2 pictures will be put up sometime this week, my eyes need a rest from going through 1000 photos!

Oh and one more thing: a poster that I made of His Noodliness, Flying Spaghetti Monster proclaiming his love of the Kings Of Concrete

He loves the Kings Of Concrete!

He loves the Kings Of Concrete!

Like many people, I used to think that graffiti was mindless vandalism, with stupid sayings like “Deco wuz ‘ere” “Tallaght represnt!!!!” and general lack of spelling and unappealing eye sores.

A few years back though, I was brought around to the idea that graffiti can be actual street art and I began exploring the streets of Dublin on a regular basis looking and hunting for good graffiti. There’s so much of it but amazingly not a lot of people seem to see it. (Then again, most people wouldn’t be entering dark lanes and streets with the same interest I do!)

Sadly, there’s no graffiti code of ethics in Ireland and often great graffiti is tagged by some idiot who thinks his (or her) turf is being trodden on by some intruder. (For those who aren’t sure what tagging is, it’s basically scrawling your tag name over someone else’s work to claim your terrority.)

I’ve visited Amsterdam 3 times so far and every time I’m stunned by the graffiti and ethics that are there. Tagging is virtually unheard of because there’s LOADS of space to do your bit. The only things out of bounds are private property, shops, museums etc. but scaffolding boards is most definitely free game. I’m in heaven just wandering the streets with my camera, almost getting hit by gangs of bikes as I stare at everything. *happy sigh*

I’ve managed to help a lot of people to appreciate street art a lot more through my photos and you can see a lot of them on my Graffiti set on my Flickr page here. I always try to include what street I found the graffiti on and if possible, the artist. (I never show any of the artist’s face in any of my photos and real names are never published.)

Hmm, this is gonna to be tough to choose, I have so many favourites!

So, I give you graffiti from the streets of Dublin and Amsterdam, enjoy!

Thomas Street, Dublin, Ireland

Thomas Street, Dublin, Ireland

Thomas Street, Dublin, Ireland

Thomas Street, Dublin, Ireland

Designated Sick Area - Outside one of Dublins dodgiest nightclubs (Club M)!

Designated Sick Area - Outside one of Dublin's dodgiest nightclubs (Club M)!

The Magican - in the grounds of the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin

The Magican - in the grounds of the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin

SprayGirl - Kings Of Concrete, Dublin, Ireland

SprayGirl - Kings Of Concrete, Dublin, Ireland

Goodbye Kitty - Kings Of Concrete, Dublin, Ireland

Goodbye Kitty - Kings Of Concrete, Dublin, Ireland

Im Gonna Wash Away - South William Street, Dublin, Ireland

I'm Gonna Wash Away - South William Street, Dublin, Ireland

Artist: XpiR - Dublin, Ireland

Artist: XpiR - Dublin, Ireland

Photographer - Hammond Street, Dublin, Ireland

Photographer - Hammond Street, Dublin, Ireland

Handprint - Hammond Lane, Dublin

Handprint - Hammond Lane, Dublin

GIR! - Crane Street, Dublin, Ireland

GIR! - Crane Street, Dublin, Ireland

Space Invader - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Space Invader - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Red Light District, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Red Light District, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Im Bad - Red Light District, Amsterdam, Netherlands

I'm Bad - Red Light District, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Space Invader 2 - Red Light District, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Space Invader 2 - Red Light District, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dolphins Cafe, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dolphins Cafe, Amsterdam, Netherlands

You Are Beautiful - Harcourt Street, Dublin, Ireland

You Are Beautiful - Harcourt Street, Dublin, Ireland

Artist: Master_Z, Jan - Kings Of Concrete, Dublin, Ireland

Artist: Master_Z, Jan - Kings Of Concrete, Dublin, Ireland

Fr. Fintan Stack artist: Will St. Leger - Kings of Concrete, Dublin, Ireland

Fr. Fintan Stack artist: Will St. Leger - Kings of Concrete, Dublin, Ireland

Rowing Fever - UCD, Dublin, Ireland

Rowing Fever - UCD, Dublin, Ireland

Lost Celtic Tiger artist: Asbestos from the series of LostArtofAsbestos

Lost Celtic Tiger artist: Asbestos from the series of LostArtofAsbestos

Lost My Mind artist: Asbestos from the series of LostArtofAsbestos

Lost My Mind artist: Asbestos from the series of LostArtofAsbestos

Ernie - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ernie - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bert - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bert - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Little Sister beats Big Brother - Leinster Road, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland

Little Sister beats Big Brother - Leinster Road, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Artist: DCW - Clarendon Street, Dublin, Ireland

Artist: DCW - Clarendon Street, Dublin, Ireland

Artist:XpiR - Possibly on King Street? Dublin, Ireland

Artist:XpiR - Possibly on King Street? Dublin, Ireland

Alias - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Alias - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Heartbreak Hotel - Bernard Shaws, Richmond Road, Dublin, Ireland

Heartbreak Hotel - Bernard Shaws, Richmond Road, Dublin, Ireland

Im Pretty Sure Youre A Pretty Shore - in the grounds of the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

I'm Pretty Sure You're A Pretty Shore - in the grounds of the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Ok, so that’s only 30 of my favourites but there’s loads more out there and I’m going to find it!

Today I’m going to show you some of my photographs that I’m quite pleased with.

November 2007 - "Sun Rise Light"

February 2009 - "Trails"

June 2008 - "Beautiful Morning"

February 2009 - "Swan"

December 2007 - "My dog Sammy"

September 2006 - "Sleeping Narnia"

February 2009 - "Egyptian Necklace"

February 2009 - "Moon"

March 2009 - "Misty Cherry Trees"

November 2008 - "Frozen Leaves"

November 2008 - "Walking To Work" (UCD)

November 2008 - "Moon Over Sea"

March 2009 - Misty Cherry Flower

March 2009 - "Misty Cherry Flower"

That’s all for now. I tend to be quite critical of my work so there’s not many in this list (that and I have over 20gbs of photos which I’m not prepared to go though each and every photo!). The rest of my stuff can be found on my Flickr and DeviantArt page if you’d like to take a look! (My Flickr page is updated more often than DA.)

If you are having a look at my photos, check out my papercraft and art sets to see what else I can do!