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Photo Flurry: Kilmainham Jail

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 This post was commissioned by May Patreon raffle winner, Eric Berthelette. Big thanks to the entire Patreon crew for bringing so much within my reach! I love my Dublin neighborhood. The ten-minute walk to Phoenix Park, the IMMA literally across the street, the nearby canals – all of it feels tailor-made, nature and culture right at my doorstep. And right around the corner, a massive piece of history looms, foreboding and grey, drawing lines of tourists daily. Exterior of Kilmainham …

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Landed: Alien Botany Space Paste-Up

Friends and fellow space rats, the stars smile on us this day because the first-ever high-res download of an Alien Botany paste-up is here, absolutely free! As promised when I launched my Patreon page last month, I made an easy-to-print PDF of the Mimus Candentis specimen, with not one, not two, but three (three! three!) pieces for you to beautify your room or street with, each at a different level of complexity. Right-click + Save: How It’s Done Have 12 …

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Roman Viktyuk and Salome’s Frenzy

Theater is a big deal in Russia. I was regularly brought to puppet shows, the ballet and plays as a kid. Sounds luxurious, but we were’t especially wealthy and this was pretty normal for the times. The performing arts were known, respected, televised – they were part of everyday life. And for better or worse, theater is still a dominant ingredient in Russia’s pop-culture cake. In addition to TV and music celebrity, stage celebrity remains a Big Deal in Russia, which …

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Prismatic Glasshouses and Carnivorous Flowers

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We’d been planning a trip to the National Botanic Gardens for months, and finally made it on Sunday, which is probably for the best, considering how beautiful of a day it was. The visit was a burst of inspiration for my Alien Botany project and a welcome afternoon of exploring prismatic glasshouses, climbing trees, honing Gašper’s photo-eye, lazying about on benches and being snazzy amidst the endless flowers, hills, and orchards. Traversing the tremendous, misty glasshouses in all that sun …

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Alien Botany Gets Serious with Patreon

Last Monday, I launched a page on Patreon, focused largely around my ongoing Alien Botany project and this blog. I hadn’t made much noise about it online because I wanted to feel things out first, and so far it’s been an overwhelmingly positive and brain-tickling experience. As I say on the page, Patreon offers something that’s part old-school patronage we can actually afford and part art coven, with secret blogs, special stuff (like patrons-only Crystal Cat postcards) and occasional face …

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Mail Day, Happy Day!

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A moment of snail-mail zen, brought to you by my dear friends Annah and Sam, whose surprise packages turned what was about to be a Very Annoying Monday into a wonderful day. Unbeknownst to my friends, I’d been in dire need of both skincare stuffs and a tote bag for my weekly trips to the organic market, and too busy to deal with either of these matters. Through the power of what I can only assume is serious comrade voodoo, …

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Skulls, Stuffed Dogs and an Owl – 48 Hours in the UK

On Thursday, I creaked out of bed at 3AM, put on a semblance of a face, and zoomed to the airport to catch the 6:30 flight to Manchester. It was my first time in Manchester, I hadnt’s seen the UK in ages, and that night, my friend Paul Koudounaris had his first European photography exhibit – in a church, no less! If you’re unfamiliar with Paul’s work, have a stroll around his wiki page and adjoined linkage. You might also …

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Alien Botany Blooming

Spring is here and my intergalactic flower garden is blossoming. Here is a sneaky peek to tickle your eyes while Ada and I work behind the scenes (and maybe duck around the corner to let out a happy squeal, but didn’t hear that from me, no).

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Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin

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The first half of today was spent perched in the window of a pub in Dublin city center, sampling whiskey and watching the Saint Patrick’s Day parade. Ours was arguably the best seat in the the entire establishment, the whiskey was fantastic, the parade was appropriately ostentatious, and the brisk, twenty-five-minute walk home was the cherry on a perfect afternoon. I took a plethora of photos which you can see below, mostly focusing on costume details and entertaining onlookers. Enjoy! …

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A Weekend in Galway

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It’s been just over a week since the big Biorequiem relaunch. Big thanks are in order for the warm reception and feedback I’ve received – you’ve helped make this a most enjoyable homecoming! Since my previous post, I’ve been busy signing and shipping the new Alien Botany prints, and am pleasantly surprised to let you know that Toxic Desiderius Papilionem is almost gone from the shop – there are just six of these prints left. We spent this past weekend in …

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From the Ashes

Hello and welcome! After too much time spent in code purgatory, the new Biorequiem.com is risen! This version features a responsive one-page design, a new Projects section, new art in the shop, and other features I’ll leave you to explore on your own. Please, have a look around and let me know what you think – I’d love to hear from you. We’re still updating the galleries, so stay tuned!

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A Joycean Christmas Dinner

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I refuse to post anything on my website until it’s redesigned, so here is an album of my photos from last night’s sparkling, wine-drenched Joycean Christmas dinner. Feasts devoured, intellects tickled, the senses indulged in full. We’ve spent most of today in bed and I still have glitter in my hair, so I hope you’ll forgive the lack of full report, and read the official event description to get an idea of what happened, instead. Suffice to say, this was one of the …

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Photo Flurry 130 – Igor and The Reaper

T’was Hallow’s Eve in Dublin and we planned on taking pictures of the decorated houses in our neighborhood… …but realized that painting our faces and scaring children was a significantly better idea. A few photos happened, anyway, between throwing candy, lurking and dropping in on our unsuspecting neighbors (who both just happened to be wearing pig onesies, so…). Also, I did a pretty kick-ass ten-minute job on Gašper’s face using only my Naked palette from Urban Decay: My Reaper look …

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Photo Flurry 129 – A Day in Neolithic Ireland

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On Monday, Gašper and I bundled up and took advantage of the bank holiday (a concept I’m still struggling to comprehend) and joined a tour to the Hill of Tara and Newgrange – both magical parts of ancient Irish history. I suggest that those who are unfamiliar with these places read up on Wikipedia – it will be better-researched and more informative  than anything I could jot down here in the little time I have. What I can give you are …

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Photo Flurry 128 – Crumbling Glass Factory in Fažana

This is the gloriously decrepit abandoned building I mentioned in my previous post. It’s a former glass factory that’s now home to skating competitions and other indie events, though probably not for much longer – this place is literally falling apart. You can read a little bit more about it here, at the website of the now-defunct Fažana Skate Film Festival.   (Examining a neat bug.) s

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