“I am entering the frozen land, although to which country it belongs I cannot say.” David Park’s novel Travelling in a Strange Land is a brief story about fathers and sons, memory and regret, told from the point of view of a middle-aged man, Tom, travelling from Belfast to Sunderland to collect his son […]Read more "Travelling in a Strange Land"
I found out about a fantastic photography exhibition via Susan Condon. Irish writer and photographer Ger Holland’s exhibition of photos of Irish and International authors runs in Dun Laoghaire from March 4th until April 30th. Date: Wednesday, 4 March – Thursday, 30 April Venue: dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire Admission: Free You […]Read more "Portrait of the Author – A Begorrathon 2015 Post"
The fantastically-named Super Flemish is the answer to your prayers (if your prayers include “Please let me see what a 16th century Superman would look like.”)Read more "Super Flemish"
“I wanted to depict people as being particles in a system all heading in the same direction.”Read more "“At one point I was considering becoming a monk but turning into a photographer seemed to be a more realistic idea.”"
By Niall McArdle On March 23rd 1840 pioneering photographer John William Draper took the first detailed photograph of the Moon, using a daguerreotype, clearly showing the surface and its craters. Draper’s photo confirmed what had only been sketched in astronomical drawings Draper is also credited with taking the first clear photograph of a female face, […]Read more "The First Photo of the Moon: March 23rd, 1840"
By Niall McArdle John Schieffer is a contemporary American photo-realist painter. He graduated in 1995 from the Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut . He worked as a children’s book illustrator at Mercer Mayer Productions. He has written and illustrated a children’s book of his own, Bearly Escaped. Schieffer lives with his family in […]Read more "“Second Glances”: Interview with Artist John Schieffer"
When was the last time you saw a truly outstanding photo in a newspaper? A photo that could be a work of art, not just a point-and-click iphone image? “Fresh Fish Sold Here Today:” The Slow Decline and Agonizing Death of the News Business.Read more "“Fresh Fish Sold Here Today:” The Slow Decline and Agonizing Death of the News Business"