How we sequence a book…almost there
Last batch of outtakes (for now) from my first year in China. Hunan Province, 2005-2006.
Port of Oakland, CA 2013.
On this day of remembrance, an image I made on the 1st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks…
Family members of the victims of the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center congregate for a ceremony commemorating the 1 year anniversary of the attack at Ground Zero, the former site of the WTC, in New York City on September 11, 2002. Some mourners collected pebbles and dust from the buildings’ imprint, this being their first opportunity to enter the guarded Ground Zero crime scene.
Old scans from my first months in China…
Xiangxi Semi-Autonomous MInority Prefecture, Hunan Province, China. 2005-2006.
Moving to China in 2005, I flew first into Shanghai and immediately boarded the 32-hour train to Xiangxi. Disembarking in Jishou City I found myself face-to-face with the place that what would be my home for the next year. Jishou at the time was a remote outpost, accessible only via train or crowded buses traveling roughly hewn mountain roads. But the people I met would shape my direction for years to come.
It was exactly 4 years ago that I was in Limerick City to make these pictures. Much thanks to Cathal, Joe, Tommy and Jamie for opening doors to me in Moyross, Weston, Southill and the Island Field. For all the negative press and reputation placed on these housing estates, Limerick welcomed me with warmth and sincerity. There is real pride and community in that town and I hope to go back soon. Much respect.
1.) Young man with dirt bike. Moyross Estate, Limerick 2009.
2.) On the banks of the Shannon. Limerick, 2009.
3.) Delmege. Moyross, Limerick 2009.
4.) “Fuck The Shades”. Southill, Limerick 2009.
5.) Community garden planning. Moyross, Limerick 2009.
6.) Homemade horse stable. Moyross, Limerick 2009.
7.) Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick 2009.
Untitled, 2005 (Migrant Opera Audience, Zhangjiajie, China)
11x14” (print), 16x20” (mat)
Gelatin silver print
Edition of five
Kilkenny fans celebrate their team’s victory over Tipperary for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland 2009.
My cousin laughed when I asked her if it would still be possible to get tickets a to the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Dublin. “Those things are like gold dust right now”, she chided. Nonetheless, a few days before the match she was able to pull some strings and procure a single ticket for this clueless American. Hurling is a great game, fast and violent and epic in scale. But the highlight of the 2009 GAA Final was, for me, when Kilkenny fans streamed onto the field after their win. Down came a massive, impromptu and thoroughly unstoppable mob of humans in matching stripes: true fans of an ancient sport.
Weston Gardens. Limerick 2009.
Sometimes you need to see the print to know the picture…
I missed a bunch of these when I scanned the negs for this project a few years ago. At the time Ireland was split over ratification of the Lisbon Treaty––a debate that saw some people questioning their country’s role in the EU. Posters and TV spots campaigning for both sides were everywhere in Dublin. But in Limerick people had more immediate concerns for their own communities, where a planned regeneration of local council housing estates had already been stalled by recession…
1.) Outside Tommy Dillon’s weight lifting gym in Southill Estate. Southill, Limerick 2009.
2.) Weston Gardens boreen with Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA) graffiti. Limerick 2009.
3.) At Tiny and Nora’s 50th wedding anniversary party. Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick 2009.
4.) “We Belong” Lisbon Treaty campaign poster. Dublin 2009.
Scanning some work 5x7 work prints from my last trip to Ireland…
Moyross council housing estate. Limerick, Ireland 2009.
A number of the exhibition pieces from Changsha are still available for purchase. These are the same prints I used when proofing the book and are large enough to hold a wall.
All measure 20x30 inches and come signed and framed.
For a complete listing of available pieces click HERE
I can deliver personally in the Bay Area, possibly L.A.––outside orders will be shipped with frames optional (shipping not included).
If interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great day!
B&W Archival Inkjet Prints, 20x30”