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The Frames in The Deep Shade - Winter filming memories

Dec 6th 2016 | 0 COMMENTS
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4 years ago today (6th December 2012)  we released the trailer for the feature film I made The Frames In The Deep Shade. It went on to play to a packed house at the Dublin Film Festival and open in cinemas in early 2013.

I filmed the majority of it during their 20th anniversary tour and we finished up in Ireland playing shows at the end of 2010 so there is a lot of ...

Where is Pat Carthy? Looking for Pat - The Crane Bar Poet from 2009

Dec 4th 2014 | 0 COMMENTS

I’m looking for Pat Carthy. All I have to go on is a name in my notebook from the night of an Irish Traditional Music session in The Crane Bar in Galway in November 2009. When I returned to track him down, no one seemed to know who he was let alone where and I’m still searching.

It was a wonderful session as usual for a packed Saturday night in Galway but this moment stood out to me. Pat was a mysterious figure that stood up from ...

Rock Seen Book 1992

Jul 22nd 2013 | 0 COMMENTS
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During the filming of my recent feature documentary about the Irish band The Frames : ‘The Frames In The Deep Shade’ they ended their 20 year anniversary tour in Whelans in Dublin. Whelans was, and still is possibly, the best small music club in Dublin and I knew it well. In fact I shot my first ever live music photography there watching The Davy Spillane Band in August 1991. It was a nostalgic visit coming back and seeing that it is still a thriving venue. It also made me think of the book I produced when studying photography in 1992. “Rock Seen”.
Dublin Rock Music Capital of The World Graffiti

The book that I made as a graduation piece was called ‘Rock Seen’. I cringe now at the naked ambition of doing a book on the Dublin Rock Scene and ...

Lets make an Art film, about The Frames

Jun 19th 2013 | 0 COMMENTS
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The feature film I have made about a creative band, ‘The Frames In The Deep Shade’, is out now on DVD. It was No.4 in the Irish charts in the first week of release so it has been a proud moment. It all began as the simplest most informal chat after a Swell Season gig in 2010 about making an art film…. I’m sure there are a few questions to answer. Why did it take so long?

Why did it take so long to edit? It would have been so easy to bash a few sequences together but there were a few options and patterns that were ...

 

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Conor is a photographer and film maker based in London. His images can be viewed on his website on the PHOTOGRAPHY and FILM links above. This blog is a good place to see all sorts of personal work and general projects in progress.

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