Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dublin Series - People II

One of this days, in one of my walks around this beautiful city when the sun decides to show up, I came across with this group of people, siting outside, enjoying the weather.
They looked so relaxed, chatting about their lives, thinking about lunch, or just sitting there, taking advantage of every ray of sun light, in contrast with the red wall, as background, with the windows closed not letting the sun illuminate the lives of the ones inside. 
And this four lives are so close, physically, but at the same time so far away.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dublin Series - People

While photographing the "Cairo to Cape Town Challenge", Flagship Event, at the Mount Antville Primary School, organized by the Link Community Development (LCD), I had the unique opportunity to photograph, not only the event, but the kids, in this case, the girls of this school, in it's own environment. And, I've to say, that their enthusiasm and joy was contagious. Special thanks to Stiofainin and Kevin.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dublin Series - Parks

Fairview Park (irish: Fionn Radharc)

Situated in the heart of Fairview, this park is famous for its playing grounds, a children's playground and tree-lined walks. The area also includes Dublin's first 50 metre swimming pool.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Killing of The Pig/A Matança do Porco

A few day ago, I published a photo-reportage about the Killing of The Pig, in a portuguese magazine called A23. The photographs are really strong and some people may find them disturbing. 

I grow up watching my family doing this kind of stuff, like they did with their parents, and for families that lived in the middle of the mountains, back in the 40/50's, isolated from the rest of the world, this was the only way to survive and provide food for the winter time for the whole family.

The text it's in portuguese but you can always watch the video.
Nuno Reis Goncalves

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dublin Series - Pubs

The word Pub, also Public House, it's a building where people go to drink and meet their friends. Pubs serve alcoholic and others drinks, and often also food. (By the Oxford Dictionary)

Friday, May 08, 2009

Dublin Series

After living in Dublin for almost 5 years, it's now time to show a little bit more about this unique city. The colours, the alleys, the people, the pubs and everything else.
With these series, it's my intention to celebrate the city it self and it's character.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Out of place!

Usually, when you talk about tuk-tuks, most of the times you'll think about Thailand, and the streets full of these noisy and fun taxis. But, the other day, walking around Dublin, I came across this tuk-tuk parked in a road... In Dublin! With an Irish license and taxes and seat belts, ready for a ride in the streets of Temple Bar.

Dublin, Ireland. 2009