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Gabi: Latest work posted to my photography website.

Since I launched myself as a full-time photographer earlier this month, commissions have being coming in thick and fast. In between shoots, I’ve taken the opportunity to take casting headshots of some of the models. Voilà Gabi and her beautiful eyes. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit: http://seanhayesphotography.format.com

Gabi_7

Gabi © Sean Hayes

Gabi_Retouch_Superior

Gabi © Sean Hayes

LG-H815

Gabi © Sean Hayes

St Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world – in pictures | Life and style | The Guardian

© Mike Segar/Reuters

© Mike Segar/Reuters

As a good Irishman I couldn’t possibly let our national holiday go by without a mention. St.Patrick’s Day has, in recent years, turned into a parody of itself with only the faintest vestige remaining of the religious origins of the festival. “Irishness”, like St.Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Mother’s/Father’s Day; Secretaries Day etc., has now been reduced to just another greeting card commodity that can and has been exported around the world everywhere from Kazakhstan to Las Vegas and Helsinki to Hong Kong. Ireland as marketing myth. Irish Journalist, Ian O’Doherty, sums up succinctly my feelings about our national day with his usual acerbic wit in today’s Irish Independent newspaper: 

“Tis a time to be proud to be Irish and if you’re a tourist, visiting our fair isle, remember that on this day, nobody is a stranger. They’re just someone who hasn’t punched you yet.”

Quite. Top o’ the mornin’ to ya – especially to all of those waking up with a clear head this morning. But as Dean Martin said “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”

Slàinte mhath

Link to photo essay: St Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world – in pictures | Life and style | The Guardian.