Two weeks ago I met with Julian and laetitia West, their daughters Ellen and Roseanna,and their son Thomas.
Natives of the South circular road they wanted to be photographed next to a local landmark so right outside Kilmainham Gaol,Opposite the entrance to the Royal Hospital did the trick and ticked all the boxes.
They were just returning home from dinner with family and were soon to leave,By now they are settling into their new home in Arizona,full of expectation for the year ahead.Not unlike Jana,Andrew,and Oscar they are bound on the outset with the knowledge that they will return home in exactly one year come what may.
An interesting concept!!
heres what Julian had to say "Laetitia is on an assignment with "a major micro-electronics company". We will be returning in exactly one year. Rosanna and Thomas have started school in Ahwahtukee. I'm doing some writing. Ellen is looking for work with a vet. We aren't really leaving because anything is wrong with Dublin - but we're going to enjoy the change
I hope they feel a difference when they return home,But you know after the whole David Norris story this week,and the Indeed the cloyne report I feel that Ireland is never going to change and we are still that banana republic where the Purple and the pin-stripped still rule the day.
I wish them well and hope the experience proves to be enriching!!
Artur and Ray loked after the light on this shoot and all went off smoothly!
Remember the video piece" on leaving " is still available for download on the Irish Music and video download site semisolid radio Its available in 3 different sizes for Iphone 4,ipod,and ipad-pc.
so please download and share-i promise you will find it a moving video and a true testament to those who have sat for me!
Please follow this blog by using the follow button on the top right of the page.
And if you are moved by any post please use the Share buttons also at the top of the page
these are so effective in getting the message to new people so thanks to anyone who pushes this button!!
As always comments are most welcome as they really keep me connected!
Big thanks for now