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Dublin Winter Solstice Festival

The Dublin Winter Solstice festival took place just at the end of December and I’m only getting a chance to go through the photos now!

The lighting of the ceremonial fire took place in DIT Grangegorman, where the Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company also put on story telling, face painting and a ceili.

The fire was light by Slí An Chroí with the flame form the ceremonial sunrise fire at the scared site of Newgrange. Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the winter solstice sun. The sun shines in through a small opening above the chamber on the shortest days of the year, around December 21st, illuminating the entire chamber.

The theater company then put on a short dance show and we all headed in a parade towards Smithfield square. Here the fire was placed down and people were then invited to write what they would like to leave behind and invite in for the new year.

It was a really great event with great energy and fun!

Lets hope the fire listens to my wishes for the new year!

Click in an check out some of my favourite photos from the event.

 

 

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Trinity College Cancer Society Naked Calender

It was another really fun time shooting the Trinity College Cancer Society’s naked calendar. Collaborating with 12 different societies and clubs each with their own idea of how they want to be presented was challenging.

Having to get a lot of your settings and composition, so bits aren’t out, on the fly was the hard part.

The shoots were fast and some were held in pretty public spaces and there were a few bewildered passers by at times which everyone had a great laugh about.

Ultimately each of the shoots came out great and hopefully I managed to present each of them how their respective committees envisioned.

Fair play to all the people involved for giving their time and getting their kit off for such a great charitable society.

All Profits from the sale of the calendar go to the various Irish Cancer societies at the end of the year. If you want to pick up a calendar you can at House 6, at the students union shop in front square.

Here are a few of my favourite images.. If you want to see the rest you’ll have to get out and purchase a copy!

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