“By using these atmospheric sites as backdrops for our shoots we aim to capture, forever, places which may not exist in a few years’ time as developers carve their way through our historic city.”
Photographer Liadh Connolly reveals the story behind this month’s Totally Dublin Fashion Photoshoot.
“This is a collaborative project that myself and Zoe Redmond have been working on. Through both photography and styling we have been working on documenting old places that make Dublin city what it is.
By using these atmospheric sites as backdrops for our shoots we aim to capture, forever, places which may not exist in a few years’ time as developers carve their way through our historic city.
Here we used the beloved Bernard Shaw, filled with so much history, a place that has grown and changed over the years, its character built from old and reused materials – just like the clothes we choose for our projects.
Focusing on menswear, we want to promote the idea that a contemporary and interesting outfit can be made up of second hand clothing for a more ethical and sustainable approach to fashion.”
Words: Liadh Connolly
Photography – Liadh Connolly
Styling – Zoe Redmond
Model – Donal Talbot
Location – The Bernard Shaw
Red layered outfit:
Red shirt, Oxfam George’s St, €12
Workers jumpsuit, Flip Vintage, €25
Nike sports T-shirt, Dublin Vintage Shop, €7.50
Doc Martens: Model’s own
Denim and corduroy outfit:
Mustard corduroy shirt, Dublin Vintage Shop €10
Levi Denim jacket, St Vincent de Paul, €30
Corduroy trousers, Oxfam George’s St, €8
Hat, St Vincent de Paul, €2
Jacket, Dublin Vintage Shop, €15
Neon sports top, St Vincent de Paul, €3
Check shirt outfit:
Shirt, Dublin Vintage Shop, €10
T-shirt, Gorta, €3
Trousers, Enable Ireland, €8