CLONTARF PROMENADE SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2022
I photographed this using a Sony FX30 combined with a Sony 90mm G lens. The FX30 is a video-first camera and does not have a shutter and while I do like the still images that it produces they are close to unusable if there is any movement within the frame and that means that at least 20% of my photographs need to be deleted when I return home.
Éamonn O’Doherty (1939 – 4 August 2011) was an Irish sculptor, painter, printmaker, photographer and lecturer.He was best known for his sculptures in public places. He was born and raised in Derry, and died, aged 72, in Dublin.
Well known sculptures by Éamonn O’Doherty include the Quincentennial Sculpture on Eyre Square in Galway and the Anna Livia monument, in 2011 moved to the Croppies’ Acre Memorial Park, in Dublin.
O’Doherty also won awards for his paintings, amongst other on the Irish Exhibition of Living Art. An exhibition of his photographs from the collection of the Irish Traditional Music Archive toured around the United States.
In the summer of 1966, O’Doherty was the first manager of Sweeney’s Men and had painted the band’s logo on the front of their van, from a drawing by Johnny Moynihan. According to Andy Irvine, O’Doherty was quite adept at playing the flute. He had also toured with Irvine in Denmark in the early part of 1966.