We are glad to be back posting photos we have taken during the last few months. We have been very busy working in our Photography Studio in Dublin.
Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice such as the Monastic Site with Round Tower, its scenic lakes and valleys, as well as a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way.
Glendalough is definitely one of the most visited places in Ireland, renowned for its natural beauty and history. After a whole afternoon walking through this amazing place, we realized that we were going to have an amazing sunset, so we headed to the Wickow mountains and waited patiently for the magic to happen.
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Here some photos taken during St. Patricks day at dame street in Dublin. Although the day was chilly and damp (pretty normal Irish weather) there were thousands of people gathered all around City Centre, making it a little hard for photographers to find nice spots to photograph the parade.
This year the parade involved people form 46 countries, and we could photograph some of them including Brazilian Samba dancers and some Americans. We also caught people taking photos from very unusual places and of course many donned leprechaun costumes wore by locals and tourist alike.
Hope you enjoy our the selection of photos…
Armed with my trusty Canon, my Ireland scarf and hat, off I went to the Aviva Stadium to watch Ireland take on Austria in the World Cup Qualifiers and also to get some atmospheric shots! Should have put on a second pair of socks thought, very cold! No problems getting into the Stadium, very civilized crowd!
While there were empty spaces in the stadium, people were optimistic at the beginning of the night!
The two teams lining up to be presented to President Higgins, and standing for the National Anthems.
Kickoff, here we go!
Unfortunately we got off to a bad start, giving up a very soft goal after just 10 minutes. But it was not too long before we got right back in the game with a penalty! Great celebrations in the crowd!
Ireland fully deserved to take the lead just before half time! More celebrations, (also an opportunity to jump and warm yourself up!)
The second half brought some snow flurries, but no fairy tale ending.
Unfortunately Ireland tired badly in the second half, and gave the Austrians way too much space and possession, so it really was no surprise when Austria equalized in added time, the disappointment was very apparent!
It was a pity to have to settle for a draw, but when you give the opposition so much possession and so many opportunities, it was inevitable they would score. Still it was an enjoyable first trip to an Ireland game, great opportunity to grab a few photos, just got to remember the extra socks next time!
Here few more shots of the game…
From her early adult years, Jess Kav has been a prominent influence in the emerging Soul, Jazz and Funk scene in Ireland. Her 7 piece Motown band, Soul Purpose has toured all over UK and Ireland and their most recent performance gave them the seal of approval by none other than Bill Whelan. After studying in London’s Institute of Contemporary Music, Jess has focused on her recording and her repertoire of bands that range form Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul and Funk.
Over a month ago, we had the pleasure of having our friend Jess in our Studio in Dublin and here are some photos we took that day…
Two nights prior St. Patricks day, Festival celebrations were already taking place with a spectacular projection on Trinity College Dublin, marking the official countdown to open the St Patrick’s Day Festival.
Many people were gathered in front of the building, waiting to see the different projections. Of course, we could not miss the chance to take some photographs and experiment too. Really looking forward to taking more photos and enjoying the forthcoming national holiday tomorrow…
Here some photos of our friend Arturo Mariño. He is an amazing Chef from Venezuela, who has had many participation in Tv Shows in Colombia and Venezuela.
Edel is a young accomplished singer and composer based in Dublin. Her original songs have been inspired by Jazz and Funky music, while her distinctive reworkings of music by Michael Jackson and Joni Mitchell mark her out as a startlingly original artist on the verge of a very promising music career. Fresh out of studio, having just recorded her debut album, Edel is widely regarded as one of the most gifted young musicians to emerge in recent years from Ireland.
We have photographed Edel on many occasions, including the Bray Jazz Festival 2012, Down with Jazz Festival 2012 and recently at the Bewleys Café Theatre last February.
However, this time we are sharing some beautiful shots we took at our Studio the last year. Hope you enjoy them and don’t forget to visit her Facebook page for more information about her and our own website Dublin Jazz Photography where you can see more of our photos.
Recent Photoshoot of our friend Astrid here at our Studio (Living Picture) including some behind the scenes shots…
Formed around a love of Jazz, Blues and 80′s melodrama, Jaime Nanci And The Blue Boys played their first show for the hot hoofers of Dublindy at the HepCat Club back in 2010.
Here some shots of Jaime Nanci Live at Whelans in Dublin, also featuring Jack Dandy (a interesting character we met that night)…