Monday, 31 May 2010

Custom House...

What I miss about home is Custom House... built in the 18 century, Custom House is one of James Gandons most important works as an architect. It is an iconic building that stands on the north side of the River Liffey. Its grand facade is a reminder of Georgian Dublin past; ironic that it now looks over to the New Dublin on the south side of the river.
Custom House #1
Custom House #2
Custom House #3
The original Gandon interior was destroyed by fire in the 1921 Rising.

These shots were taken on an old Lomo LC-A film camera, one evening a long time ago. The film was Ilford XP2 Super, a chromogenic film that I had processed as colour, hence the sepia tone. This is how the shots were printed - no manipulation whatsoever!


  1. And there is the evidence of that tone I was talking about in my posting in your other blog Noel. XP2 was a Marmite film I think but hey I like Marmite.

    Somehow I think the XP2 look gives these images some extra character than a straight mono film wouldn't.

    Thanks for sharing,


  2. Thanks for commenting, David. I like the mood of these shots - and it was an old Lomo, point and shoot camera. So I was quite pleased all told.

    all the best