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  1. Carroll’s building

    03 Apr 2020
    A simple, very elegant multi-story structure on columns with recessed ground floor and mezzanine shines over the Grand Canal for almost 60 years Designed by Robinson Keefe Devane (1962-1964) for PJ Carroll cigarette company as their headquarters and packaging facility was used later as the headquarters of the Irish Nationwide…

  2. My cameras - Part III - 4x5

    28 Mar 2020
    We are getting back to cameras as promised in my unusual Wednesday post. Browsing through the archives can be quite challenging, mainly when covering such an extended time frame. It can also be refreshing. I find strange pleasure looking at old photographs. Even my own ;) Memories and some forgotten…

  3. In the meantime…

    25 Mar 2020
    It is the third time I have to change the topic of the blog post suddenly within the last couple of months. It also probably not the last one.  This blog is dedicated to everything related to photography (and architecture) and will remain as such. From time to time, however,…

  4. Church of the Annunciation

    20 Mar 2020
    Church of the Annunciation in Finglas West is one of the biggest churches in Dublin. It was designed by David Keane (David Keane & Partners, later KMD Architecture) in 1967. A massive building with a capacity of 3500 people (!). Large scale structure with impressive concrete roof. Stephen Walsh designed…

  5. My cameras - Part II - 120

    13 Mar 2020
    This week I will focus on medium format cameras. There will be probably a few more on the list comparing to described before 35mm. I realised pretty fast that 120 is the format I will work with and it’s much more capable qualitywise than 135. You make fewer photographs but…

  6. My cameras - Part I - 35mm

    06 Mar 2020
    INTRODUCTION  Most of us photographers experienced GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) at some stage, an incurable (sometimes) ‘disease’. It is even more dangerous in case of those working with analogue equipment. Variety of cameras, formats, matching optics. It’s insane and very often attracts one’s attention, especially at the beginning of the…

  7. Contact prints without enlarger - part II - negative film

    28 Feb 2020
    In the previous blog post, I wrote a few words about contact printing without an enlarger using paper negatives. It works perfectly.This time I focused on standard negatives to see how different the process itself is.The list of required elements remains the same except printed material so that I won't…

  8. Contact prints without enlarger - part I - paper negative

    23 Feb 2020
    It has been over five years since my last blog post related to any wet print tests. It is also about a year now since I had to remove all enlargers and associated accessories from my house, making other people happy using them. Yes, complete lack of space and time…

  9. In Memoriam…

    15 Feb 2020
    This text was supposed to be about something else. Due to unexpected circumstances, however, I decided to change the subject.  Paul Koralek, cofounder of renowned architectural practice Ahrends, Burton, Koralek Architects (ABK Architects), passed away a few days ago.  I had a chance to meet him while working at ABK…

  10. Short break

    07 Feb 2020
    In a post last week I wrote about my fast changing neighbourhood. However, this does not apply to the entire area. There are still places here that are slightly different.  Like this across the street. Several lanes with picturesque red brick terrace houses built in 1890–1910 for dockers.  Many of…

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