Portraiture (the stories the objects said)

This is yet another story about the friendship — and it had such an interesting beginning. I met Eoin more than two years ago in front of the big gates of the Trinity college: not that I asked for some directions, but for him to take a photograph. Our conversation, I believe, would not appear if in that moment, in the spot where I wanted to stand, a large group of tourist stopped to discuss something. The unpleasant silence that appeared afterwards was broken with a simple question: “Are you a student over here?” He answered: “Yes, I study philosophy.” This was a certain beginning with no end.

After hearing the answer, that one photograph was not important any more: what was important is meeting somebody who studies philosophy, who is sincere, clever and ready to discuss. Eventually, that one photograph was made, somewhere in-between our half an hour conversation, with our contacts exchanged. The photo story that follows is the story of his, told by the objects he uses.

Eoin, 38 ↓

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Urban style photoshoot

It has been more than three months since my friend and I saw each other the last time. When we met, the first thing we did was sharing all the great news from our lives, where did we go and what we saw. My friend is very cheerful  and he can make anyone laugh. I am more serious though, but I found myself being very silly when we’re together. We are friends since 2004 so that sense of silliness comes naturally  and it is so enjoyable.

Since that last meeting, a very great thing happened to my photography I put an effort in learning Lightroom and that is one of the best things that could ever happen to my photography actually, so good that I questioned myself how could I possibly even start shooting without knowing it first?! If there is any piece of advice I could give on this field, it would be: shoot Raw from the beginning and learn Lightroom!

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Dark chocolate medallions

Which ingredients to use? 180 g petit beurre biscuits, 150 g mixed nuts, 100 g dark chocolate, 2 tbs coconut oil, 2 tbs maple syrup, 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder, 4 tbs soya milk & 2 tbs cream flour. To decorate: ground almonds & ground sugar.

Discover the similar recipe: The almond cushions!

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Blueberry chocolate cake

What ingredients to use? 4 eggs, 220 g caster sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, ½ tsp salt, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 100 g dark chocolate, 1 dcl olive oil, 1oo g cream flour, ½ tsp baking powder & 125 g blueberries (1 pack).

To decorate: 125 g raspberries (1 pack), icing sugar to sprinkle.

This recipe is very alike two recipes I already have on my blog. If searching for an inspiration, check them out: Delicious chocolate cubes & chocolate-raspberry cake!

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