Gavin Friday, Perry Ogden and Pete Reddy at the photo shoot for the cover of 'catholic'.
Henrietta Street, Dublin, December 10, 2010
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."
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.
Download the song Able and other tracks from the album 'catholic' from iTunes:
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