Photos from LX Factory in Lisbon. Lots of street art and murals which I’ve concentrated on here.
Located under the 25 de Abril Bridge, it’s set in and around a number of disused industrial buildings. These were formerly a textile and print works. It consists of shops, markets (especially on Sunday), studios, offices, bars and restaurants. It’s a great location to just wander around – and I was particularly impressed by the bookshop – complete with flying bicycle !
Overall, well worth a visit when you’re in Lisbon.
I recently photographed the “Flavours of New Zealand” wine fair event in the Aviva Stadium. It was held in the Havelock suite, with a great view out over the pitch.
It was a very interesting day – starting with a masterclass led by Martin Moran. The main display of 35 tables represented a lot more producers, as some of them imported wines from numerous different producers. Anyway, here are a few photos to give you a taste of the day.
Martin Moran conducting the masterclass
Wines for the masterclass
Some recent photos from Dún Laoghaire – the locations used were around the 40 foot in Sandycove and Coliemore Harbour, on two different nights.
This technique involves using long exposures at twilight (or later) to capture the trails produced by spinning burning steel (wire) wool.
The steel wool is held in a metal container (e.g. a kitchen whisk !) with a rope attached. Once lit, using a battery, it’s spun around to produce these trails.
A bit of trial and error is involved to produce a good result – in terms of location, exposure and the actual spinning itself. However, the results can be spectacular, if everything works out just right.
Last but not least, care needs to be taken that a safe location is chosen. The burning particles are generally small, and burn very briefly – but could still cause problems if they landed in the wrong place.
These photos were taken with a group from my local photography society – Offshoot. If you’re interested in photography, have a look at the website and come along to one of the regular meetings.