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I ordered a few prints from the wonderful Sim Labs – simlabs.co.uk. I ordered 20cm x 30xm prints on handmade photo rag. The way the paper holds both the detail and the blacks is beautiful and they did turn out really well. However I realised afterwards I pressed ‘inches’ instead of ‘cm’ and now have very large prints with no walls to hang them on. Duh!

 

Saigon Fine Dining

Saigon Fine Dining (above). Myself and Pete went out for a wander round the town and stopped for dinner at this food market down by the main bus station. We had an amazing noodle soup.

Taormina beach, Sicily

Looking down from above on Taormina beach in Sicily (above). Most tourists stay in the main town on the cliff above and reach the beach by funicular cable car. We stayed in Giardini Naxos below – lots more fun.

 

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The Island of the Dolls just outside Mexico city is one of the creepiest places I have ever visited. We had to argue with the boatmen to bring us out. They usually bring tourists on a tour of the flower gardens. We hired the entire boat and don’t regret it at all.

 

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Hiking up towards Neue Schwanstein Castle in Munich we stopped but this very pretty waterfall.

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And back home again (above) the mouth of the Boyne River at Mornington.

 

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ICA Home & Living Winter 2015

Yes – it’s been quite busy here this November with December looking equally busy. Have a look through my special pet magazine, ICA Home & Living for some great tips, stories and recipes. The annual Doncaster Bloodstock Magazine is equally full of tips and news, with a very pretty covergirl don’t you think?

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Irish Printer Cover June 2015

Irish Printer have always sought to celebrate innovation and creativity in our industry and so were delighted when McGowans approached them with the novel idea of using their magazine as a platform to promote their latest ground-breaking technology for the Irish printing industry. We created a lighter, brighter, bigger Irish Printer using contemporary layouts and fonts.

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ICA Summer 2015_Cover_LO We’re feeling very chuffed with ourselves here. Its small but perfectly formed and  set to grow very quickly … but you have to join the ICA to get one.

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The Marvel Rooms at Brown Thomas, Dublin draws a huge crowd every year. They carefully market to every budget while maintaining the same high standards.

 

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This range of beautifully photographed food magazines were designed for Donal Skehan and Ross Golden Bannon. The magazine depicts the journey towards preparing one meal each time. Donal and Ross traveled the country highlighting small artisan producers and craftspeople. Donal has since turned the magazine into a TV show.

 

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Its been a horsey summer so far. Goffs International produce three high end magazines to correspond with their three major sales each year. A focus on production values and an investment in quality are the cornerstones of their business and they expect it in their suppliers too.

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Getting the chance to work with some of the most interesting images of the 20th century doesn’t come around too often so I was very lucky to get that chance twice.

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