Oftentimes work that you produce either misses the mark you set for yourself, or isn’t quite what your client requires. It becomes
abandoned and buried. By the same token oftentimes some of this work has merit and here is where I hide my most interesting skeletons. Also here are starting points for projects which have either floundered over time or are only in the early stages of development. Scroll down and click the thumbnails to see some images that either never made it or aren’t quite there yet.
In collaberation with the performers The Honest Crowd I made this image as a sort of demo for a poster for their show Glasshouse. The idea was to re-shoot it with members of the group. In the end we never found a suitable location which was a pity because it could have been a great image.
This was Lea from The Honest Crowd’s idea. She wanted me to superimpose the rest of the cast into her wine glass, I figured there should be something on the plate in front of her and so after trying a hammer and a lady’s shoe I decided a live octopus worked best. It didn’t get chosen in the end but I really like this image.
I can’t remember who’s idea this was but as a re-enactment of the last supper it’s a surreal one. We kept adding props from the show until we ended up with this ridiculous thing. Again I like the image but the ast supper has been done a bit too often
This was a pitch for the cover of The Bridges Of Madison County’s album cover. It failed.
This one didn’t make the cut either. It was just a mock up design so the tiger isn’t quite finished. You get the idea though.
This was a pitch for the BOMC website. It’s a digital cover for the album. I’m not sure if it would have been the first animated album cover in history (probably not) but either way it didn’t make it.
I made this poster for BOMC’s album launch tour before the album artwork had been completed. It made more sense to use the album art to advertise the gig though so the poster went unused.
This was a series I did at college. I was watching a lot of Twin Peaks at the time. Can you tell ?
Like I said, Twin Peaks, a lot.
I had this idea of cities being dwarfed by massive skies. Dublin was easy to shoot as it’s a small coastal city with terrible weather. I tried to repeat this in Paris and Berlin and failed both times as A. the weather was nice when I was there and B. The cities themselves are far too big to ever get any distance from. I should really try again with London now that i live here.
I love Pop-Art. It seemed natural to form the American flag into something pointy. The fact that the points are facing in opposite directions might say something too.
The Union Jack isn’t the most popular flag to an Irishman. I always associate it with aviation though. Here’s some abstract flying machines. I think.
There’s plenty of cattle references in Irish poetry. This however is a bull. Which is the symbol of economic recovery. I’m an optimist
I did series of images for a children’s book in which penguin who has never seen a human goes to the city to get a glimpse of one. This was my favourite image and so it has spawned another idea.
Every day we read about how animal habitats are being encroached upon by humans. The accepted version of the future is one in which this results in the extinction of species. This is a rather hopeful version of the future where animals simply adapt and ignore us. So here’s a polar bear walking calmly through a forest on the outskirts of Paris.
basically this project is a chance to practice photoshop skills, but it’s enjoyable. here’s the infamous ocelot of Epping Forest, London
I suppose if anything this is inspired by JG Ballard’s novel The Drowned World and Terry Gilliam’s film 12 Monkeys. I love the Lion early on in that film.