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issue three 2011



It is with great pride that BLOW has partnered with ABSOLUT Fringe 2011. We have assembled fifteen Dublin-based photographers to capture this Brave New World as it unfolds in our city. Our community of photographers will document all the magic and the mystery of Dublin’s largest multi-disciplinary arts festival. These images will be published in six online editions of BLOW Photo Magazine available to download throughout the festival. These editions will go live every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the duration of ABSOLUT Fringe. A collector’s edition of the finest images will be available to download at the end of the Fringe festival. Join us in celebrating this Brave New World.

CHANGING ROOMS | photographer: simon curran

company GrandBoy

natural ORDER say Hello | page 2 hand me down the MOON | page 6 luca & the SUNSHINE | page 14 bird with BOY | page 18 the bright side of the MOON | page 24 CULT | page 30 paper DOLLS | page 40 the flamboyant BIRD | page 44 the TEAM | page 46

contact blow 46 north great clarence st, dublin 1, phone: (01) 4304905 | | advertising enquires +353 1 4304905, Acknowledgments with big thanks to all those who have contributed to this issue: the whole AF team and specially to Wendy, Tom and Kamil. copyright All material appearing in blow is subject to copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from the editor is prohibited. BLOW is published in Dublin by D-light Studios and Stargaze Productions cover | jammie tanner

issue three

16 september

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hand me down the MOON company Women In Space: Bairbre Ni Chaoimh and Aideen Barry

You don’t have to let go of your dreams. In a timeless old house on Eustace Street a ten-year old, space-obsessed girl wants you to share in her quest to defy gravity and journey to the stars. Voyage with her into the past through rooms filled with photographs and treasured objects, dramatic fragments and stories, music, animation and film. Discover a lost era, a time when we dared to dream big dreams about leaving our own tiny blue planet and venturing out into the distant cosmos.

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hand me down the MOON

HAND ME DOWN THE MOON | photographer: david mannion

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with our souls ONLY GREAT PHOTOS

WHENEVER I GET BLOWN UP I THINK OF YOU | photographer: diarmuid cooney

company Molly Naylor

luca & the SUNSHINE company donjuandemonaghan

LUCA & THE SUNSHINE | photographer: max staroniewicz

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send us your pictures


Take the best of your shots picturing the spirit of ABSOLUT Fringe and you will get published in one of the six special editions of BLOW Photo Magazine.

Send your favorite images, but more than three in web ready resolution (up to 150dpi, jpeg format) to

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In one buried room, twenty boys are running. Our hands are dirty. A performance dance installation made from birds, boys and snow. A piece about things that end before they should.

bird with BOY

company junk ensemble

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bird with BOY

BIRD WITH BOY | photographer: jammie tanner

BLOW Photo Magazine Established in July 2010, and published quarterly, BLOW is Ireland’s first large format photography magazine. Aimed at photographers of all disciplines, BLOW has set out to offer a platform for both Irish and international image makers to have their work seen, debated and discussed. BLOW endeavors to unite seasoned photographers and passionate enthusiasts by providing a carefully selected collection of images to challenge and excite. The running theme of this magazine is photography itself, in all its guises.

BLOW is being distributed in various locations in many galleries, art spaces and cafĂŠs around Ireland and internationally. It is also available on-line on BLOW Photo Magazine website. The magazine runs competitions for single image and editorial (3-6 images). Submissions are free of charge if posted with the special coupon attached to previous issue. The next issue will be landscape and architecture issue and is coming out at the beginning of October. For more information please visit the BLOW Photo Magazine website and join us on Facebook. PAGE | 23

company Beyond the Bark

the bright side of the MOON

As a child, Lucy admired the evil Queen far more than the fairy princess. Who held the keys to the kingdom? Who had everyone jump at her command? One day, Lucy would. 20 years on she has fulfilled her dream, becoming head of her department at Harper, Harper and Harperson. All is well in her kingdom until a ghost from her childhood plunges Lucy’s world into shadow.


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the bright side of the MOON

the bright side of the MOON

PAPER DOLLS | photographer: simon lazewski

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Five devotees wake up in a remote barn following their cults mass ascension. Disorientated and confused, they can’t understand why they are still down here and not “up there”. Now these five followers without a leader, five sheep without a shepherd, five dimwits without a clue must choose a new Chosen One but can’t decide who to choose.

company Diet of Worms Presented by Lily Productions


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CULT | photographer: david mannion

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pop centre PLUS company Frisky and Mannish

photographer: richard walshe

changing ROOM

company GrandBoy

CHANGING ROOM | photographer: simon curran


paper DOLLS

company Paper Dolls

Stumble upon a dark pathway, twisting and turning to a hidden world where beautiful and unsettling creatures stir. Manipulating and embellishing their realities, watch as each of them creates their own universe. Bodies radiate with energy and colours explode, drenching the space with sensory-overloaded abundance.

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paper DOLLS

PAPER DOLLS | photographer: simon lazewski

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THE FLAMBOYANT BIRD | photographer: anna karwowska

the flamboyant BIRD company Damian Kearney

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John Karolina Schlagnerproject manager John Monika Chmielarzphoto editor John Filip Dawidzinskigraphic designer

Diarmuid Cooney photographer Emilia Krysztofiak photographer Richard Walshe photographer Hugh McCabe photographer Maciej Staroniewicz photographer Vanessa Carvalho photographer Anna Karwowska photographer Paul Gaffney photographer Dorje de Burgh photographer Aleksandra Kaluza photographer Michelle Geraghty photographer Simon Lazewski photographer Jamie Tanner photographer Simon Curran photographer David Mannion photographer

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