One square kilometre of water bounded by some 1.5 million cubic metres of hewn rock, Dún Laoghaire Harbour was the the largest man-made harbour when the world popultion reached 1 billion.
Developed at the fishing hamlet of Dunleary, rebranded as Kingstown after the visit of King George IV in 1821, the port was renamed Dún Laoghaire after Independence in 1921.
Ferries, prison hulks, coal bulkers, lightships, submarines, and seaplanes have come and gone. Sailboats, trawlers, frigates and the occasional cruise ship still come and go.
As do we, generation after generation.
Harbour is the fifth chapbook or photozine in the initial series of 12 being published monthly in 2021. The aim of the chapbooks is to bring some temporary relief from the restrictions of the pandemic. The books illustrate the restrictions though a series of images collected from within the restricted space I can roam in South County Dublin.
The copies of Harbour for the growing list of subscribers went directly into the local postal sorting office last week.
Additional copies of all of the chapbooks are available now at outlets like FabHappy or this WalkingCommentary site. Priced at 10 euro or 10 pounds or 10 dollars (plus P+P) depending on your IP address.
You can also subscribe for the full set of 12 for 100 units of one of these currencies. That’s two issues for free. And wait, there’s more. For the full, one year subscription, I’ll even throw in the P+P, an additional saving of no less than €13.20. Once the 200 copies of each edition are gone, they really are gone.
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The Bracket Books chapbooks are available for online purchase through FabHappy and TheUpliftKit but perhaps the best thing is to enquire here. They’re being issued by the calendar month, each edition limited to 200 copies, each copy uniquely numbered and posted at the end of each month. Price per copy is 10 plus postage. Where you live determines if that’s 10 USD or 10 Euro or 10 Sterling. Subscribe for 12 editions for 100 of your USD, Euro or Sterling choice and we’ll gladly cover the postage.
I love your photographs. They are so inspiring. This little book sits beside me as I have my morning cup of tea. One of the images I’m drawn to is the scattering of fishing buoys. I look across the fields at the patterns of the sheep on the hillside and the idea of desire lines.
Simon Robinson says
I have to say that sheep mean something different to me these days. Sheep are the new art.
I’m vegetarian for the last few years and don’t see hillside sheep as dinner like I once did.
Wool is so undervalued as a commodity that we layer wool around the base of flowers to repel slugs.
I met a felter recently who uses wools from many sheep variants from all around the globe. Any one piece can comprise several wools. She values wool highly.
Fishing buoys and hillside sheep remind me of bacteria in petrie dishes.
Rambling thoughts in exchange for your your kind words. Sorry, I’m working on the next book and a tad distracted by it.
We love your photo books Simon you have a real eye to capture atmosphere of place in time
Simon Robinson says
I hope 10HandsCrafts Ballydehob- The Home of Craft went well.