Documentary photography work “My Axis” at Axis, Ballymun


AIDAN KELLY joins Noel McGuinness to speak about his art and photography. In particular he is discussing his work as a Photography mentor in Ballymun Axis Centre.

They discuss the idea of bringing “What people say” into works of art over a 12 week period working as a group of artists, to create something new, whilst recording the process as an online document. The result is a documentary work called “My Axis”.

Aidan speaks about the idea of seeing the world through a photographers eye and the beauty of getting paid to do a job that you love and enjoy. They discuss how Aidan crosses several genres with his work from documentary to film and so on. Aidan also talks about working with U2 and Rodrigo Gabriela. He talks about the importance of networking and how the possibility of work occurs.

They finish up by discussing how to gain the confidence of people in the public eye in order to create a space to capture natural photographs.




Duration: 12'36" DATE: March 26, 2013
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Aidan Kelly
Themes:Local Arts & Culture
Keywords:photography, axis ballymun, aidan kelly, mark o'brien, photography mentorship, my axis, documentary photography
LocationBallymun Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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