Urban photo shoot at Tivoli Theatre
There’re many possibilities that city locations have to offer for a portrait session. This week’s post is about an urban photo shoot at a car park of Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre on Francis Street. Yes, the place is a functioning car park. It is also an open-air museum of contemporary Irish Street Art. And a fascinating place to visit if you’re ever in the area.
Tivoli Theatre has been holding an annual All City Jam for graffiti artists since 2008. I understand that the current graphics will remain until the next Jam event later on this year when the new ‘exhibits’ are created. (Have a look at some photos from the 2013 Jam here).
After my first two visits to the car park to admire its many graffiti paintings, I invited Gabriela to come along for some portraits. It was a cold winter’s day – the wind so strong it was blowing people’s hats off! Well, my own hat goes off to Gabriela who seemed completely unphased by the cold weather and was a delight to work with.
I love how alive this place is. Even as we were shooting with Gabriela, there was a young gentleman working his magic with a spray can across the walls. I couldn’t persuade this humble artist to pose for a photo with Gabriela or alone, unfortunately. The camera caught him in background of the very last shot though! Keep an eye out on the blog, as I’ll be posting more examples of urban photo shoots in the coming months.
P.S. Many thanks to my friend Yulia for suggesting this unique location for a photo shoot. A talented photographer, Yulia has recently brought a very interesting idea to the Irish wedding favours market. Please have a look at her website Magnet4EveryEvent for details.