"‘When you think of us, try this simple sum’
Dear World, – Mental arithmetic is out of fashion, but when you think of us please try this simple sum.
Ireland. Minus the shysters. Minus the chancers. Minus the craw thumpers. Minus the sneaking regarders. Minus the Machine. Minus the half-arse. Minus the bigots. Minus the nod. Minus the wink. Minus the masochists. Minus “ah sure it’ll do”. Minus “everything is just grand”. Minus “the best little country in the world to do business”.
Plus the compassion. Plus the poetry. Plus the mock-heroic humour. Plus the resistance. Plus the sweet melancholy. Plus the hopelessly irrational hope. Plus the little ripple of divilment in the eyes. Plus “get up the yard”. Plus “the head on that and the price of cabbages”. Plus “the best little country in the world to be a child”.
Multiplied by the bittersweet memories in scattered hearts.
Over a quiet pint.
Equals a kind of wonderful place. – Love, Ireland(By Fintan O’Toole, journalist)"
Adam Magyar. Photographer and technologist.
His work evolved rapidly from conventional documentary photography to surreal, radically experimental imagery that reflects his obsession with finding innovative new uses for digital technology. A self-taught engineer and software designer who assembled his first computer while in his teens, Magyar captures his images using some of the world’s most sophisticated photographic equipment, modified with software he writes himself. Additional code, also of his own design, removes nearly all distortion, or “noise,” from his data, producing images of remarkable clarity.
Cutting cheese wire through a WWII bunker (via Bunker 599 - Projecten – RAAAF)
Torches of London during the blackout (via How London Was Redesigned To Survive Wartime Blackouts)