A New Project: The Streets of Dublin
Long time readers of this blog know that I have a thing for street photography. Over the past year or so, I've regularly posted some shots taken from the streets of Dublin city where I live. This wasn't really a deliberate creative decision, it's something I just fell into doing. However, over the last few weeks and months I've been working behind the scenes to torn this into a proper photography project. So today, I'm pleased to introduce "The Streets of Dublin"
"The Streets of Dublin" is a virtual exhibit and photoblog of my Street Photography of Dublin. But it's even more than that.
I've always taken issue with the way Dublin, and indeed Ireland is portrayed, both by ourselves an others. If you look at any of the postcards you see in shops around the city, it's the typical stereo typed view of Ireland, that makes it look like we're all still stuck in the 19th century. But Dublin is a modern multicultural city. Sure, it’s not without it’s problems, but we have great cafe’s, first class restaurants and some of the worlds leading technology companies. The people you see on the Dublin streets are from all walks of life, and from all over the world. One of the things that many people point out about my images, is that they don’t really look like Dublin, or Ireland. And that’s kind of the point. People’s view of what this country looks like has been so skewed by the way it is presented to the rest of the world, that they don’t recognise it when they see it.
That’s not to say that we should forget our heritage either, but we should be seen for who we are, not who we were.
And that's kind of what I hope to achieve with the website. There are a few galleries up already, and there'll be more posted soon. I will also be posting images to the blog every day. And the photography will focus not just on the people, but on the other things that make up the city, the architecture, the sights and colours, the textures and the quirky little things that often go un-noticed.