about the work
The aims of mypub are:
To provide the public with a chance to have a framed print of their own pub. I realise we all have a great affinity for our pubs, and I'm hoping to offer everyone a chance to own their favourite pubs print.
To Highlight the importance of the Pub to Irish Culture and showcase their immense variation and endless subtleties.
To work with Publicans to provide them with the content they need to grow their business.
mypub is the labour of love and finally some dedication of me, Gary.
I started this work with the mission to photograph the pubs of Dublin. Over the year I decided to chuck in my part time job, and my aimless projects to give this every bit of energy I could muster.
While I have undertaken my own personal challenge to photograph every pub in Ireland over the next 6 years.The real challenge will be to raise the profile of The Irish Pub in the coming years. Away from a kitsch aknowledgment to a proper appreciation of the value they have in our communities.
I have met so many great people on the project so far, and I will be documenting the pub's stories in future.
Continuing to work hard to improve the photos, the website and what I can offer. I am eager to travel to different parts of the country and continue the work.
mypub will be launching a digital Pub Archive in the future. Travelling around to Irelands pubs and meeting the publicans will give me the opportunity to gather digital copies of past photos of each pub. I hope to discuss this idea with some professional archivists before it begins.
Get in Touch here, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.