Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Frankie Bricks

The man him self, showing how the mundane and over looked wall of bricks can be so incredibly beautiful. The council feel of London's east end and beyond is an almost voyeuristic look into the lives behind the windows. I always want to peer in. Sometimes he lets us peer out but always, they are incredible in technique and stunning to look at.

Go on the Bricks!

Showing tonight in the Orange Dot Gallery Bloomsbury.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Friday, 1 June 2012

Good Rats Berlin

Berlin was always an obvious location to show "Good Rats". Im just really glad the Upon Space were the ones to bring it over. The space is beautiful and the production value to the work is second to none. Justice is served on the pictures thanks to everyone there and I'm pretty stoked. Tomorrow we can relax and enjoy a tipple with friends. If you are in Berlin, please come. If not tell your German dwelling friends. Be a bit O' laugh.

If not tomorrow it is on for nearly two months...

UPON PAPER is pleased to announce Good Rats, the first solo show by the Irish photographer Niall O'Brien in Germany. For the series Good Rats, O'Brien (*1979) accompanied a group of young British punks during a trip to Berlin one summer. His photographs document a life outside the norm while capturing moments of intimacy and vulnerability. Having spent almost five years with the group, he pictures the coming-of-age of these young vagabonds in images of rough romanticism.
Niall O'Brien - Good Rats, June 4, - July, 28, 2012
UPON PAPER space, Max-Beer-Straße 25, 10119 Berlin

Opening: June, 2, 2012 6 - 9 PM
UPON PAPER is an initiative of Hahnemühle FineArt. The project emerged from Hahnemühle‘s close connection with art and form and from a desire to create a contemporary and open platform for exchange between all art forms. One that goes beyond paper. The project consists of UPON PAPER magazine, UPON PAPER space and UPON PAPER web. Additionally Hatje Cantz + UPON PAPER offering a limited Collectors edtion of fine art prints on Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Paper. More on:


Sunday, 27 May 2012

You Lie, You Cheat...

Bumped into my mate today and I didn't realise of some of the work he has done. I know pretty much all of him and his brothers Art work but just recently saw the films they made. I knew Jake and Dinos Chapman made a short film a while ago as they showed me a picture of the giant animatronic human torso they created for a masturbation scene they were filming at the time.

They made this for Spiritualized, it is so good... Makes me wish I made it but at the same time reminds me how key the idea is. Obvious yes but nowadays there is allot that emphasizes on the slickness and technique of the work (not to say this technique isn't incredible). It almost seems to take over. This video speaks so loudly. The way the charter cant seem to commit suicide by climbing up the stairs and jumping off the top of a high rise until he takes the lift.


Sunday, 13 May 2012

Chloe Sevigny and the Hackney Mecca Bingo

I got to work with Chole Sevigny a year ago for this poster that has just hit the walls now. Brain child of The Brooklyn Brothers London it was a grey and miserable day that worked perfectly. Setting the scene for a pretty dark TV show about Murder, Manchester, and a bit of pre operation transsexualism. Coming from Paul Abbotts imagination it should be great. Doing some interesting things there SKY HD.... Hit and Miss.

Niall O'Brien
Hit and Miss
The Brooklyn Brothers
D+V Management

Monday, 23 April 2012


The press starts now. Showing in the Repositioned Gallery Glasgow this summer (Date TBC), Porn Hurts Everyone is looking to be finally out and about. I shot it 2 years ago, about bleedin time. Article for Wonderland Magazine, article by Ryann Bosetti and forward / Piece by Lucia Davies.

Wonderland Magazine
Porn Hurts Everyone

Friday, 13 April 2012

Bare Bones issue 9

Can you believe it... 9 issues in and it is still as grimy as the first one. That's what we like and that's what you get you sod! Tonight the madness happens once more and in the same claustrophobic space we all love and know.

See you there.

Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery London
Redchurch Street
E2 7DP

Bare Bones

Monday, 5 March 2012

Bare Bones - Da Dam

Another takeover. This time in the land of hazy Coffee shops and bedrooms with massive windows. 4 days of making stuff and putting it in a box courtesy of Sid Lee.We will be creating from March the 11th and showing it from the 16th. Get there please and drink with us.

Sid Lee  
Gerard Doustraat  
72 2072 VV  

Bare Bones
Harry Malt
Chris Bianchi
Stephanie Von Reiswitz
Neal Fox
Matt Lambert
Niall O'Brien

Sid Lee

Saturday, 3 March 2012

The American Dreamer - Arizona

Niall, Katy and Wild Cat... We had fun. Mexican food, guns, whiskey, sunsets and unsettling suburbs on the outskirts of the desert. I searched for the banal and found it quite beautiful.

AnOther Man...

Friday, 24 February 2012


Waking up at 3am nearly every morning for a week to meet Ula Pontikos and shoot Sunsets was hard but liberating. Taken in 2009 and finished last month this almost became the film that never happened. Short and mood led, we saw some interesting moments London City had to offer. These are the hours compos mentis people don't witness too often.

Dir: Niall O'Brien
Cinematographer: Ula Pontikos
Edit: Ed Line Final Cut London
Production: Laura Holmes Production
Music: 'Golden People' by Thomas Newman

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Other Peoples Problems - Breton

I was fortunate enough for the lads in Breton to like my photos enough to ask me to use one for their album. With out even flinching they chose from 3 images and this is the final product. The album is off the hook and they are a good bunch of fellows to boot. My self and Roman, who leads the band, are planning on an magical day out to a fun park to consume inspiration and take pictures. Looking forward to bringing it all back.

Fat Cat Records
Good Rats

Thursday, 9 February 2012

PURE unadulterated LOVE.

Spending time with the team. PURE LOVE are coming to the surface with a vengeance, Frank Carter and Jimmy Carroll will take no prisoners. Take this date down 14.02.12. Remember it and get tickets now. This is one of the shows you can tell your grandchildren, " I was right there at the very start".

What is going on here sounds better than you think it might...

Bush Hall
make it happen....