You may recall a recent post called in the city.In that post I photographed a young Irish woman who had made her home in Australia.
Later I learned that her sister who was living in ireland was to return to australia to take up residency and her Irish boyfriend was to travel with her.
the reason for their depature is the age old search for a better life.
after the big building crash of 2009 Paul and Aisling both found themselves out of work here in Ireland and so they are taking action,the one that always has played a big part in our irish cultural heritage.Emigration!!!
Paul and Aisling were not available before travelling so Niamh and Chris kindly stood in for
this shot(directly inspired by Paul and Aislings departure.) Its of a young man cut in half and young girl sitting on a suitcase in smithfield outside the last remaining building from its pre_development landscape,the market cafe(now closed because the markets were sold off to property speculators)
It is a shot to mark their passing from one life to another,some thing to mark a decision that will have far reaching effect into their future!!
It is my wish to photograph people( of all nationalities), who have made the decision to move from Ireland for economic reasons,In and around the city,juxtaposed with landscapes that are significant to their pasts.
If that sound like you,or, you know of somebody who is about to move,please bring my proposal to their attention.
I want to make these works monumental,To show those depicted in a true heroic spirit.
For after all they are making a huge jump into the void of uncertainty and this needs to be commemorated perhaps like never before!!
please contact me if you wish to work with me on this project
you can mail me at email@example.com and we will take it from there
Big thanks again to Artur Sikora, Brian Daly,and Donal Sheehan.for all their help on the night.
And bad luck to the guy who tried to EGG us from the 5th floor!!