An evening with the Rubberbandits

Having made arrangements to shoot the lads portraits in Belfast..we decided to do a mini shoot and have some fun.  I admire where these gentlemen have taken who and what they are, they have a fan base and they use it to educate people..make them laugh..inform and make them dance..what is not to love..aswell as wearing plastic bags on their heads..not black or white or rich or poor or anything.

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Ballinastoe mountain bike trail

I’ve always wanted to try some serious mountain biking and picked up a bike last year which I hadn’t really tried out.  I got an invite to try out this track on the way to Glendalough in Ballinastoe which was about 25km of 15 trials..some flat and some full on 45kph downhill. Thanks to Tadgh for being my guide for the day and looking forward to heading back soon.

The Sandwich

Having worked on the art for Mr Cas on the last few mix he has released (https://www.mixcloud.com/MrCas/) I had asked him could we collaborate on a piece together where he would do the score for a video project of a number of GoPro videos I have shoot over the last while in different locations. In doing this..I decided to ask a number of people to get involved such as the wonderful Arlene Caffrey from Irish pole dancing academy (http://irishpoledanceacademy.com/), I had also done a project a few years back with Dublin Thai Boxing (www.facebook.com/dublin.thaiboxing) so I approached the gentleman that is Paddy Douglas who was training for an upcoming title fight to get involved along with members of Dublin Thai boxing.
This is the first of two pieces I am doing with Mr Cas and look forward to adding more to the collection soon.
I would like to thank everyone who has been involved and help inspire,

BoB
www.bobdixonphotography.com

The Sandwich #1

Trailer for a piece I’m working on with good friend DJ Cas. It’s an interesting thing to try video and what it can do as well as having a score to work into it..thanks to Chris and and all who have got involved so far..more to follow.

Memory..is a diary that we all carry around with us

From the 1916 photo exhibition in JJ Sweetman bar, document with the signing of the cease fire of the 1916 rising by P.Pearse

From the 1916 photo exhibition in JJ Sweetman bar, document with the signing of the cease fire of the 1916 rising by P.Pearse

Shoot with Irish pole dancing champion Arlene Caffrey for part of a video project

Shoot with Irish pole dancing champion Arlene Caffrey for part of a video project

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

St Patrick's day in Dublin

St Patrick’s day in Dublin

Frank Turner

Frank Turner

Frank Turner

Frank Turner

Time

Time

Delighted to have been involved with the Radio Nova "radiothon" with Focus Ireland raising over €50,000 for homelessness

Delighted to have been involved with the Radio Nova “radiothon” with Focus Ireland raising over €50,000 for homelessness

I was lucky enough to be able to do a portrait shoot with the excellent Waldorf and Cannon who were supporting Frank Turner on some of his Irish leg of his tour. I’ve been playing around with my GoPro camera taking some wider angle images on a remote system and expected the Academy to be a good venue for this so I decided to shoot a video of a song which I have linked below.  Thanks again to the lads and Frank for a great night.

“You don’t take a photograph..you make it”

Six to late in studio

Six too late in studio

Another from the medium format Bronika series I am doing a project on.

Another from the medium format Bronica series I am doing a project on.

Rainbow or nacreous clouds over Dublin

Rainbow or nacreous clouds over Dublin

From a collection of work I have started with my medium format Bronica camera using Kodak film to give that stunning colour. Looking forward to a trip in April using this equipment.

From a collection of work I have started with my medium format Bronica camera using Kodak film to give that stunning colour. Looking forward to a trip in April using this equipment.

Shot this on my HTC ONE phone..never expected to see a squirrel..a pigeon and a swan hanging out.

Shot this on my HTC ONE phone..never expected to see a squirrel..a pigeon and a swan hanging out in the Phoenix park Dublin!

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” Francis Bacon

 

A project I’ve been working on for the last number of weeks documenting the fall of the last tower in Dublin’s Ballymun, changing the landscape of the city forever.

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Full skies

#PrayForParis
Paris

A series of images capturing at the recent lunar eclipse, incredible experience as the full moon faded away and became blood red.

Recently sold piece to a private collector of an image I shot in Four courts building, this is 100 images stitched to give the full area in one frame. 

Double exposure of Joseph Plunkett tower during it’s demolition. This is the last tower in Ballymun and I photographed it every day for a project I am doing.

Halloween fire in the sky