I was asked by Karen Ward Make-Up Artist to take some photos for her make-up students over the weekend at The First Floor Hair and Beauty Studio. Here is a selection of shots from the day.

Return to Glendalough, Co.Wicklow

B46A7743Glendalough which translated to English means “The Valley of the two lakes” is an ancient glacial valley in County Wicklow, Ireland. Wicklow is on the eastern side of the country close to County Dublin. It is well renowned for its early medieval monastic settlement which was founded in the 6th century by Saint Kevin and features a 30 metre tall round tower that was build with local Granite.

Glendalough is only 40-60 minutes drive from Dublin and is a great place to go if only here for a short visit.

Visit discover Ireland’s website here to find out all the info here about the trek.

The Sistine Chapel.


The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in the Vatican City. It is originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between the years 1477 and 1480.

The Sistine Chapel ceiling was painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a fine example of Renaissance art. The Creation of Adam is the most well-known part of the chapel.

#OccupyDameStreet, Dublin, Day 2

I filmed this on October 9th 2011 for the main reason to test the filming capabilities of the Panasonic G2. The sound was recorded using the onboard mic is fairly omnidirectional. I used the audio track Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones.

This video gained a bit of popularity online amongst the Occupy movement due to the fact that I had cut the video two or three hours after it was shot and quite alot of people were curious as to what was going on at Central Bank on Dame Street at that time. The video gives a bystanders view of what the were doing.

The video feature here on the Occupy Dame Street website among other places