Next up in front of my lens is Dublin's local electro/ambient/dub music maestro, Grouse (Ronan Carroll). We spent a rainy afternoon hanging around some of Dublin's dingiest back alleys, discussing everything from house moves to missing the glory days of MySpace (both in danger of showing our ages there). We also managed to shoot some decent images along the way, despite being thrown out of a really cool location we happened across. Had a couple of pints afterwards and all. Thanks Ronan!
The next four images are from the cool location I mentioned above. It looked abandoned to me, but apparently it was under surveillance, as we were given the bums rush by a tiny Asian lady after about five minutes of shooting there. It was a bit of a bummer as I think I could've done so much with the place. It was just the right level of grungy for me.
In fact, I think finding this place has inspired me. I may go on a full day of location hunting around the city some time soon. Anyone else up for it?
It felt good shooting in the city again after my previous music shoot in the Dublin Mountains. I seem to end up shooting in a lot of parks/forest locations. Don't get me wrong, I love shooting in such places, but it's nice to mix it up and get out of your comfort zone now and then, before things get too stale.
That being said, I have a shoot coming up this weekend that is right smack in the centre of my comfort zone, and I'm really excited about it. Hopefully the weather doesn't screw me over and I'll get to share it with you sometime next week .
Oh, do yourself a favour and go check out Grouse's music. If you're into chilled, down tempo stuff, you'll love it. I know I do.
I must go now, ugh, to fight space aliens in another galaxy (cue Buck Rogers sound effect and imagine me floating off into space).