Monthly Archives: May 2009

5b4 review Chris Killip “Here comes everybody”


Photography book review site 5B4 have reiewed Manx photographer Chris Killips new book of  photographs of the annual pilgrimages at Croagh Patrick and Maamean. “Here Comes Everybody” features photographs taken over several visits between 1993 and 2005.

“… Killip’s discovery of landscape and tradition is felt throughout. Fences of loose rock piled to delineate property or path are described with the same eye towards beauty as the pastoral views and fog shrouded mountain tops. His pilgrims ascend in small groups and pause in a landscape so idyllic that they teeter on the purely romantic. This is where his construction and sequencing become the most important element holding this book together. His juxtaposition of black and white and color slyly keep us jumping back and forth from past to present, from old tradition to new, preconception and reality. His penitents in their misty struggle upwards are faced on opposite pages with clarity and heavenly crisp light. ‘A fiction about metaphor’ as he has said of past projects is at work here too.  …”

Read more at 5B4 here

– Rory

Katie-May on the beach – Ownahincha, West Cork # 3


– By jim Brindley

Katie-May on the beach – Ownahincha, West Cork # 2


– By Jim Brindley

Katie-May on the beach – Ownahincha, West Cork # 1


By Jim Brindley

Lismore Gallery & Photographic Studio


Four CorkAP’ers spent last Sunday in the darkroom of the Lismore Gallery & Photographic Studio – Dee, Padraig, Sanda, and myself. Despite the fact that it was a shame to spend such a nice, sunny day in the dark, we had a great time, and it was very productive. Mariela could not have been more accomodating, providing equipment, chemicals and an excellent wet side of the dark room (ie bloody big sink!). A little bit of a learning curve when we arrived, as there was an eclectic mix of enlargers, all with their own methods of timing, but they worked well, and we had no problems once we got used to them.

The darkroom is available commercially, and for very reasonable rates. For more inormation contact Mariela on +353 (0)58 72824, or visit the website at or

If you are in the West Waterford area, Lismore is a lovely little town. The gallery is on the main street, and is currently showing an exhibition by artist Niamh Flanagan. So drop in for a look and a chat.

(Image above (c) Mariela Martin)

– Rory

Where have all the scans gone?


What’s the point of having a website to show off new work, if we don’t actually publish any?! Well we CorkAP’ers have been working hard in the darkroom, with two exhibitions coming up very soon. We just haven’t been scanning. So here’s an old one of mine, shot on Fuji Velvia in my sisters back yard a year or two ago.

– Rory