CUE at ArtsLav

On Friday last I had the privilege of attending and photographing an exhibition organised and curated by fellow students from Wimbledon College of Art, Katarina Rankovic and Tahmina Ahkmedov, co-curated by Kosha Hussain. CUE, held at ArtsLav in Kennington, south London, is an exhibition of painting, installation, video and mixed media work. Housed in a Victorian ex-lavatory, ArtsLav was an unusual choice of venue but worked amazingly well; with work hanging off toilet cubical doors and behind cubical doors and on the walls. The atmosphere was decidedly 1920s with Reinhardt jazz music and candles dotting the narrow rectangular space.

The rest of my photographs from the private view can be found by clicking on the photograph.

The work is on show now until the 6th of June at ArtsLav, 180 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 4UZ.



2013 in review

Well hello, lovely readers! This little space on the internet has grown a lot over the last year compared to 2012 and for that I’m so grateful, hopefully it will continue to grow in the New Year! I have so much planned for the New Year for this blog so watch this space! For now though, here’s a look back on my 2013 year in blogging.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 710 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Chloe & Charlotte, St Stephen’s Green

I’ve finally finished organising and sorting through my editorial calendar & blog planning notebook so expect more regular posting soon! As some of you know, I recently moved to London to study fine art so I’ll be writing reviews of exhibitions and galleries as well as reflections on art theory, criticism and practice. I’m also playing with a couple of ideas for a few series I want to start, too.

For now though, here are the rest of the photographs from my shoot with Chloe and Charlotte in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin, back in August. Other photographs from this shoot are over on my Facebook page (link on right) so do have a look. :)

Some of these photos will be amiable to buy as prints from my Society 6 shop soon so look at out for that!


Chloe McCormack

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Chloe in Temple Bar. She was quite nervous at first but once we got going and starting snapping (with a few jokes from Jess, my stylist, thrown in), she relaxed and opened up and we got some really nice images. We wanted to go for a different kind of makeup shoot, so Jess did a simple half black face and styled her in grungey-punk clothes to suit the location. We shot around Fleet Street, Liffey Street and Aston Place because we wanted to use the walls behind her as extra colour or to add to the feel of the shot. (Abandoned wooden palettes came in handy for props too :)).
Photographer: Aisling Keavey
Stylist: Jess Dodrill
Model: Chloe McCormack
(All images copyright Aisling Keavey 2013 and may only be used with written permission)