• Featured in Irish Times ” Window on the World”

    Todays property section in the Irish Times has a great feature by Emma Cullinan about the Architectural Archive exhibition of Dublin Shop Photographs:


  • R.I.A.I. features Architectural Photography exhibition at Architectural Archive Dublin

    Dublin Shops is an exhibition of documentary architectural photography at the Architectural Archive Dublin. The Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 will host the exhibition for the month of March and finishes on April 25th.

    The show is exhibited as part of the Architectural Archives series of lectures on commerce and shopping. The series of images were created to document shopping displays. It follows a documentary tradition in photography that includes the likes of Walker Evans, Stephen Shore and Bernd and Hilla Becher.


  • Architectural Archive photography project in Irish Times

    In surprise to be included in The Irish Times weekend section.
    The project documents Dublin shops, it catalogues shops that are constructed with tiled fronts and aluminum box sections.

    This exhibition is for anyone who has enjoyed window shopping, loves looking and wants to see the world of the local shop. From internet services to laundry bags, lost dogs, cameras, all life is on show in these windows. If music is entertainment for the ears, photography is entertainment for the eyes. These photographs are colorful documents of the retail world.

    Shop windows bring us into the life of the shopkeeper. There are “fancy goods”, “sale prices”, “bargains galore” . These pictures show laundries, newsagents, specialist shops, novelty shops, internet shops, shops, shops, shops all as a celebration of commerce.

    As Frank McDonald says in the article its “more Meath street than Malahide”.

    The exhibition continues until the 25th of April 2014.



  • Retail Shops No. II at IARC

    There will be an exhibition of new photographs at The Irish Architectural Archive starting on the 12th of March 2014. The exhibition continues on the theme of shop facades , showing all the interesting items for sale and the services provide. The shops themselves are of a particular type that have a very geometric grid. The facades are in general made of of aluminum box sections. This gets the facades a modular appearance which is noticeable when all the images are presented in a row. The photographs follow in a well established tradition of shop front images.


  • Liberty Hall

    Liberty Hall, I can see the Frank Lloyd wright influence: Des Rea O’Kelly had said that he was influenced by the design of the Johnson Wax tower.


  • Regan’s Estate Agent and Headstones

    Loughrea, Headstones  and Property Sale: Michael Regan

  • Photogram

    fiber based black and white print

    fiber based black and white print photogram

    Another in the series of Photograms

  • New Photogram

    A new photogram, this is a project that will be shown in Enniskillen on the 25th of May 2012

  • Architectural Photography Talk

    Darc Space 26th of January 2012, Darc Space are organising a talk about Architectural Photography with a few photographers, Alice Clancy, Ros Kavanagh ( and myself), lunch is included for those who attend. As far as i know there are RIAI CPD points available for attending.

    A snipett of info here:
    The popular Thursday Lunch series of lunch-time talks at darc space architecture gallery continues on 26 January with a focus on architecture and photography. The talk coincides with the current exhibition at darc space – Common Ground: Architecture and Fashion – photographs by Richard Gilligan and styled by Aisling Farinella, who will be joined in darc space by leading architectural photographers Alice Clancy, Ros Kavanagh and Paul Tierney to debate how photographs can capture the essence and experience of a building. Following a short talk/reflection by the photographers, we will as usual open the discussion to the floor.

    Thursday Lunch is a forum for those with an interest in architecture and the built environment to meet, talk, lunch and debate topical issues.

    As always, lunch is free but places (other than speakers) are limited and booking is therefore essential by email to info@darcspace.ie or T 01 8788535.

  • Locksmith Ballybough

    Ballybough, people, key shop

  • Lidl Shop

    Lidl, A celebration

    Architecture Photography of Lidl

  • All choice and nothing to choose from

    Shopping Choice

    Supermarket Architecture, Lots of the same choice