24/7 Magazine | Boards.ie

Open publication – Free publishing – More art For the last few years I’ve been a solid lurker on the boards.ie photography forum, which is a profound source of photographic help, information, inspiration and the rest. I spotted a thread late in its development this week, suggesting a 24/7 challenge. The idea was that photographers would…

Deep Breath

In the air pocket of a gloomy sea-cave, a New York teenager breaks the surface in a panic. His shock of curly hair is pressed flat to the nape of his neck, and he gulps a lungful of air before spitting an adrenaline-fuelled monologue. “Holy SHIT! I seriously though I would DIE in there, man!”…

Vuvu Zealots

There’s an aul saying that football isn’t life and death – it’s much more important than that. It’s a lazy cliché, but with the post-mortem of Africa’s first world cup, many will toot their horn, saying that football could be responsible for breathing new life into the continent. In a bar on Friday night, a…

Gene Genie

Meet Barry Canton. Barry works in a dull-looking warehouse on the Boston shipyards. It’s beside a large dry dock where they raise cruise liners from the water to scrape off barnacles and repaint their undersides. On the opposite side of the dry dock is a tatty warehouse built by the US military. Its lifts are strong enough…

Digging Audio Slideshows

I solicited some advice via Twitter a few days back on what radio producers look for when it comes to audio file types and the like. Conn O’Muineacháin of Edgecast media was kind enough to spend about ten minutes chatting to me on the phone about the radio milieu and was hugely helpful, and complimentary….

Eolaí’s Studio

Eolai from Markham Nolan on Vimeo. Necessity is the mother of invention. The short video you see above is the result of keeping an open mind in a situation that didn’t exactly turn out as planned. Thanks to Liam for allowing me into his studio again. I love his work and it’s a real privilege…

COMPUTER DEVELOPER

“NGOs that are really good and efficient should survive and grow, and those which really don’t add value and can’t be competitive should wind up. You’re wasting money that could be applied to the poorest people in the world in a much more efficient way. Unless you can do it efficiently, I don’t think you…