The Making of the ‘catholic’ Cover Photo
Gavin Friday, Perry Ogden and Pete Reddy at the photo shoot for the cover of Gavin Friday – ‘catholic’.
The album’s cover photo was inspired by the painting ‘Michael Collins, Love of Ireland’ by Sir John Lavery. Gavin had seen the painting at the Sir John Lavery “Passion and Politics” exhibit in Dublin at the Hugh Lane Gallery in September 2010: “The images were of statesmen of the 1916 Rising. They were all these remarkable dead men – murdered or assassinated by the Irish and the British alike. I was struck by the genius and promise lost by those lives cut short. There was an image of Michael Collins lying in state. The cover pays homage to that.”
Henrietta Street, Dublin, December 10, 2010
Photographer: Perry Ogden, Video camera: Darragh Shanahan.
With thanks to the Dublin Gallery of Photography for the use of of their gear and post production facilities.