Monthly Archives: December 2015

A very Happy New Year to all of my 6,400 visitors to this blog in 2015. Hopefully it was worth the trip and you took away something of value from your visit. Thank you and see you again in 2016.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.


Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,400 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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Christmas Starr. My favourite shot from the series. Happy Xmas y’all.

Ringo’s All-Starr Life: Inside Rolling Stone’s New Issue March 25th, 2015

Source: Ringo Starr Photo – Rolling Stone’s Best Photos of 2015 | Rolling Stone

Delighted to have my ‘Doppelgänger’ iPhone image shot recently in Malta selected for the Paris Mobile Camera Club’s theme – Thriller and Mystery. As usual, some great work on display here from the mobile photography community dotted around the globe. Thanks to Nad iPhoneographer in Paris, and Roger Guetta in Montreal for the energy devoted to preparing and showcasing the work.

Doppelgänger © Sean Hayes

Doppelgänger © Sean Hayes


Tim Vanhamel guests with Belgian rock band Magnus at the Brussels Summer Festival in Belgium.

More good news. A second photo of mine of Belgian musician, Tim Vanhamel, has been accepted for consideration by the Smithsonian Rock’n’Roll book project. Link to site:

Source: Tim Vanhamel. Belgian musician. | Smithsonian Institution Rock and Roll

This is a great idea.The Smithsonian in the US is compiling a compendium of the best rock’n’roll photography throughout the ages for eventual publication in a book. Nice to see my first entry has been selected for consideration. Some great photography on display here. Worth a visit. Link to site: Source: No more heroes. | Smithsonian Institution Rock and Roll

Jean-Jacques Burnel, songwriter and bassist of iconic punk band The Stranglers in concert at Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium.

Source: No more heroes. | Smithsonian Institution Rock and Roll

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JJ © Sean Hayes


Baz © Sean Hayes


Baz © Sean Hayes


JJ © Sean Hayes


I was fortunate enough to be invited by Het Depot in Leuven, Belgium to be the “instagrammer” photographer for a recent concert of iconic punk band The Stranglers. In between shooting with a mobile phone and uploading instantly to the instagram account of Het Depot, I managed to shoot some hi-res images with my Sony a7s. As for the scowl in the last shot of bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel: I deserved it. JJ spotted me with my face buried in my mobile phone. He read it as someone disrespectful of the music and made his feeling known by ‘gently’ placing the sole of his immaculately polished Doc Martin shoe on the top of my head. Warning noted. He smiled. I smiled. What he didn’t know was that I was frantically uploading concert photos and footage to the concert venue’s Instagram account. Shoot. Edit. Upload. Social media has its perils. Especially if a very fit karate master takes umbrage. The Stranglers deserve respect. They’ve earned audiences’ complete attention with some of the best synth punk sounds ever written. Apologies JJ. Great gig.

Over 30 years of working in advertising has thought me one thing. Everyone listens to their prejudices to the detriment of a possibly mythic ‘objective reality’. It’s only human. Imagine a world where everybody has the same thoughts and saw everybody and everything the same way. What a boring world that would be. Here’s to mythic misunderstanding and the humour it brings.

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