I’m trying to find alternative and more engaging ways to present photos that’s better than just sticking them up on Facebook, so I tried this out. So here’s the first issue of the web zine “Here’s Your Fuckin’ Photos”, made from photographs taken at the Hellshock gig in Dublin this October. It’s downloadable, so share and enjoy!
My parents have to move out of their home of 19 years soon, and I’ve been working on a project about it. So far I’ve just been wandering around taking photos without placing it in any sort of conceptual framework and without a plan. I think spending time there as the house is coming to a close is as important (if not more) as taking the photos and making the project. One of the larger questions for me around this project is how do you photograph something so important to you that you know will be gone soon? What can you do to preserve it? What if after we leave, I realise there was something I should have photographed? There’s an obsessive, desperate, almost futile element to the whole project.
The only thing so far that links the photos is that they are all the site of a particular memory or story, although after 19 years there, every corner holds a memory. Every tiny bit is full of meaning. I’m at a stage in the project where I think I’ve taken enough photos (thousands) and it’s time to start some experimentation and reflection, and I can’t wait to really dig into it!
Some of you may remember the horrendous robbery at gunpoint that me and my friends experienced this time last year. Well the same house was robbed again today. The dogs who lived there escaped and are now in the pound until tomorrow, but safe thank jeebus. My friends instruments, pictured above, were stolen. Keep yer eye out for a distinctive Fender Jagstang orange guitar (it may still have a P/A or Pulled Apart sticker on it) and a black 5 string Ibanez bass, especially on Irish online buy and sell type websites.