Awkward Sheep

Heres a set of photographs from "Sheep 2018 Farm to Fork" in Teagasc, Athenry.  

A domesticated ruminant mammal with a thick woolly coat and (typically only in the male) curving horns. It is kept in flocks for its wool or meat, and is proverbial for its tendency to follow others in the flock.

Paddy D'Arcy's Mural of Stephen Concannon, DubCulture Ireland

Artist Paddy D'Arcy created this mural of DubCulture Ireland founder DJ Steve Concannon.

This work can be seen on the canal walk near Dominick Street, Galway.

The high resolution files below can be downloaded for free.

More about Paddy D'Arcy

Samuel Booths Co Ltd, Brassfounder, Cheapside, Birmingham, UK

Always a family business, Samuel Booth Co Ltd, Cheapside, Birmingham first started manufacturing gaslight and water fittings in the latter half of the 19th century. The premises were in a merchants house in Cheapside, B,ham this was expanded and extended to adjacent Bradford Street becoming a self contained manufacturing unit. The raw materials were delivered and finished products left the dispatch dept, all research and development/design was done in-house.

My connection with Booths is that my dad, three of his brothers, their wives, my brother and myself all worked at Booths at some point since 1952. Whilst studying for my MA in Photography (1998) I undertook to re-visit Booths and spent 2 days shooting there. The photographs show the heavy industry in Birmingham and hint at the very direct humour and character of the workforce shown in their reaction to the camera and in the graffiti on signs and walls of their workplace."

The photographs were all taken with Nikon F and F2 cameras using 24mm, 50mm and 85mm lenses.
The film used was Kodak Tri-X and Fuji Neopan 400

Clarenbridge Oyster Festival 2002

There are two Oyster Festivals in County Galway each year one is in the village of Clarenbridge the other in Galway City.

These images are from the Clarenbridge Festival Sept 2002 there's more emphasis on the fate of the oysters than the attending "Punters".