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10 Dec

Buy a photograph print for charity (Santa Claus is coming to town)

In l. Text by admin / December 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

I’m getting to this a bit late as tomorrow is the last day to bid.

The 2012 Photo Book was launched on Saturday 1st December and contains the images submitted by the wonderful users of the Photography forum.

This PRINT AUCTION is organised to raise additional funds for the Santa Strike Force – which was helped set up by Tom Murphy (DeVore) one of the founding members of The SSF are a really cool charity: in the run-up before Christmas, they start quietly collecting toys and when the big day comes, all the SSF elves help Santa to hand out presents to kids who are staying in not-so-nice places. Places likes hospitals and care-centres.

Please place your bid (minimum bid is €25 and includes postage) in the comment below each photograph (link below) or email it to

If bidding by email, include the title and user name as it appears in both the book and the photo on If you would like to bid to a maximum, state what your maximum bid would be and we will then comment on your behalf on in increments of €5 up to your maximum. E.g. If the maximum amount you want to bid is €50 and actual highest bid at auction is €30, you will get it for €35.

You will receive an email if your maximum bid is exceeded prior to the auction.
Here’s the link to the site with full details and for bidding.

Santa Claus is coming to town is a song title by J. Fred Coots, Henry Gillespie.

26 Nov Photobook launch & Photowalk- all welcome

In a. Galway,l. Text by admin / November 26, 2012 / 0 Comments

Every year, the users from the photography forum on stick their heads and hands together to organize the annual Boards Photobook. The entire project is conducted online and is organized by volunteers from the forum and I have a photo in this year’s book.

The book showcases some of the finest photography work from both amateurs and professionals and will make a great Christmas present; as for each book sold, a charitable donation will be made to Santa Strike Force.

Book Launch- everyone invited
Boards Photo Book launches at the Dublin Camera Gallery on Camden Street at 8pm on December 1st 2012.
Dublin Camera Club have once again been so very kind to offer their gallery space for free in order to support the project. Many of the contributors and users of the photography forum will meet each other there. Remarkably, it will probably be the first time many of them will have met face to face – as all work behind the book happens entirely on the forum, which is an amazing feat!

We herewith extend an invitation and warm welcome to all interested in attending the book launch, the more the merrier. We hope to make the book a successful venture to ensure that Santa Strike Force can keep providing their fantastic service to institutions that, in these budgetary times, so much rely on donations from the public.

How can you buy the photobook?
The publication will be made available for purchase to the general public by Shakespeare Photobooks, a Waterford based company who have been selected for a third time for the printing process. After the book launch, copies of the book will be available for purchase directly from Shakespeare Photobooks.

Print Auction
A Print Auction of photos in the book will commence on the 2nd December and run for approximately 2 weeks – visit for more details.

For any further inquiries, you can contact Tracy O’Brien and the team behind the book on boardsbook{at}

The group are also organising a photowalk for Saturday afternoon, full details below.

Start Time: 1pm
Start Point: Bottom of Grafton St / Molly Malone Statue end
Going to:
– National Library of Ireland (Nassau to Kildare street)
– St. Stephen’s Green
– National Museum of Ireland (History, Merrion St)
– Merrion Square
– Westland Row (Pearse St Train Station)
– Trinity College (Through Pearse St entrance)
– College Green to Dame Lane
– Dame Lane (should be getting dark by now 4:30ish)
– behind Dublin Castle (Chester Beatty Library)
– St. Patricks Cathedral (night)
– stumble back to Against the Grain (6ish)

07 Nov

Movember Rain -Please vote for me in Movember competition

In d. People & Animals by admin / November 7, 2012 / 0 Comments


It’s November which means that it’s Movember; a month where men grow a moustache for the month. The goal is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. €92.4 million was raised globally last year. Within Ireland €1.7 million was raised with the money going to The Irish Cancer Society.

I’ll be growing a beautiful moustache for the month.
If you’re on Facebook could you take 1 minute to vote for me in this Movember competition?

If you’d like to see how it/she’s growing or to donate some money for charity click here.
Thanks in advance!

Movember moustache